Long-running 2BS GOLD AC/DC ban addressed in parliament | radioinfo

Long-running 2BS GOLD AC/DC ban addressed in parliament

Thursday 18 September, 2014
It's been years since Bathurst radio station 1503 2BS Gold first banned AC/DC music. Allegedly the work of announcer Ardin Beech, the station has remained AC/DC-less ever since.

However in a game-changing move today in parliament, Member for Orange Andrew Gee, took time out from official business to congratulate local station 2BS Gold on their success at the recentt ACRA's and then added a suprising request:

"I recognise the great work by Central West broadcaster 2BS Gold, based in Bathurst. Radio station 2BS has a fine tradition of success in the annual commercial radio awards. I make particular mention of presenters Ardin Beech, the original Molong marvel, Kate O'Bree, Janeen Hosemans, Kerry Peck and general manager Phil Cole, and let us not forget Benny Hope in the sound booth."

"I take this opportunity to formally call on 2BS Gold in Bathurst to lift its ban on AC/DC requests. It is un-Australian and a position that we do not want to see in the country. I formally ask this House to take note of my request and call on the radio station to remedy this gross injustice. I particularly refer to presenter Ardin Beech, who has been at the forefront of this ban for a number of years. It must change.

So, Gee is an AC/DC fan, huh?

It remains to be seen if his parliamentary request has any effect whatsoever.

The parlimentary mention originated when Gee asked announcer Ardin Beech to resume playing AC/DC to which Beech said he'd start playing AC/DC when Gee mentioned it in parliament.

So Beech, it's your move...

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