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Peter Evans 3LO Breakfast Show

This was the highest rating Melbourne breakfast show for much of its run from 1965 till 1986.
To listen to it now makes you wonder why as it sounds so dated and is just the ramblings of
a bitter and grumpy man who was living in the past and had more interest in the British Empire
of old than the country he had lived in for most of his life.
Despite this millions of people started the day with "The Evans" and had some affinity with his

Although being on air for so long relativity  few recordings exist, however i have many hours
and i might as well start putting them up while there are still people around who care. He has
now been dead for as long as he was doing the show, and to listen to them now does bring
back the memories of  mornings  long gone.

This first batch of recordings are from the "Cosway Collection" a listener who recorded a
lot of stuff  off air in the 70's  and in generally  good quality as well. Seems these were
recorded in 1978.

Evens 1
               Gives his assistant Rosemary some stick and includes a talk with Peter Couchman
               about his early days at sea.

Evens 2
              Open test music and various raves and listners letters.

Evens 3
             A few open sequences. Stations used to close down for the night and before they
             opened played brass band music to test the transmitter. Quite a fi recording if
             your ears are not to stuffed you can hear the 10kc adjacent channel heterodyne
             this was before they moved to 9kc spacing.

Evens 4
             Evans  gets a bit upset by some correspondence

Evens 5
            Way back  in 1978 Evans did not trust computors.

Evens 6
            More general raves

Evens 7
            Test music, fiddle sheets, broken dial cords and lots of payola, amazing what he
            got away with.

Evens 8
            More pre 5AM testing, this was quite popular for the earlybirds and insomniacs as Evans raved on a lot and messed around as he was not
            officially on air yet.

Evens 9
            Most of the program with all the music from 5AM till 20 to 7 in October 1976, gets annoyed by a nuisance caller
            Flash away mate.

Evens 10
            Mr Evans in not a grumpy mood and he even seems to be enjoying this shift but then this is Friday the 5th of August 1978 and his moods always improved near the end of the week. Getting up at 0400 would put most
            people in a bad mood

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