FRS Newsletter/ FRS Summer Splash

The FRS-Holland format sounds different, just a bit different.
Tuesday , 11 June 2024
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programme cassette archive
Part of the cassettes library
Minidisc arhive
part of the tape archive
Tapes with voice-overs

paper documents

Handwritten FRS goesDX scripts
Part of ‘FRS goes DX archive
Cover Dutch FRM Jan. 1981
Paper cutting about raid FRSH Monday Jan.17th 1983

For quite some time, Jan van Dijk and Peter Verbruggen have been working on a multi-year project: digitizing all original program cassettes. They follow a fixed pattern: Peter digitizes the complete programs on cassette, storing them per month/year on his computer. Each time a broadcast (ranging from 2 to 5+ hours) is saved in digital mp3 format, the files are uploaded using the file transfer protocol (FTP). Then Jan starts audio editing and creates a summary of each individual program, roughly between 2 and 7 minutes. These files are then placed back in the FTP area and downloaded by Peter for the FRS archive. So, these short mp3 files end up on this site with a small ‘detour’. In 2010, many cassettes were digitized and edited due to the celebration of 30 years of FRS-Holland. In the years that followed, work continued irregularly. The process proceeds in chronological order, starting with the programs from 1980 and progressing to the moment when cassettes were replaced by digital program files. That moment occurred in the second half of 2002. We’re making good progress, but nonetheless, it will still take some time before we can conclude the project.