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15 January 2019 - 8:17am
Well, Well, Well! That's what Kev is up to. worked with Kev @ 2GZ Orange late 70's. Before I left heading for 2HD Newcastle. Nice to see there is still a little spark left in us "Old Farts" yet!
Keep on Rockin
Leon Bell.
Kevin O’Neill back on the Radio for a cameo
Anthony The Koala
14 January 2019 - 12:33pm
Three completely different points:
1. I have met the late Jim Angel (RIP) 2SM/2UE/2GB. If he was present at the Friday lunch, I'm sure that he would have had some interesting stories or perhaps there were interesting stories about him.

2. I recall news bulletins were much longer especially on 2GB and 2UE. Both networks seemed to follow the same pattern of length of news bulletin times. 10 minute bulletins at 0700, half hour news bulletin at 1200 and the 2200 news was 10 minutes long.

3. It would have been interesting to know the kinds of stories reported by 2SM and 2UE including the ABC in the 1970s. For example the ABC in 2018 produced a publication "Diversity of News Stories" at https://about.abc.net.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/DIVERSITY-OF-NEWS-STORIES-FINAL.pdf. It looks at both the kinds of stories reported on radio and tv.

Generally, the ABC will have stories on poverty and pensions while the commercial radio stations will report on local disasters and accidents. One of the stories not covered by the ABC but covered by the commercials is the proposed $2 billion expenditure on stadia.

Hence it would have been interesting to know the kinds of stories covered by 2SM, 2UE, the ABC and even 2GB in the 1970s.

Anthony of exciting Belfield
When radio was a nasty business
14 January 2019 - 12:26pm
Nice to see Kevin O'Neill on air...good talent of many older presenters is wasted and needs to be used as so much of the entertainment world should be. Kevin O’Neill back on the Radio for a cameo
14 January 2019 - 11:29am
We all did it...not exclusive to 2SM (but we didn't all get caught out in such an obvious trap). When radio was a nasty business
Neil Docherty
14 January 2019 - 10:05am
What a great story Peter! Those 2SM news guys would do well working for the KGB. When radio was a nasty business
11 January 2019 - 4:41pm
... funny 'bout that - ABC Alumni (aka Relevance Deprivation Syndrome Inc) ask that the ABC Chair not be "biased", yet the Alumni website has a link to GetUp! Pot-kettle-black. ABC Alumni's open letter to the PM
Steve Ahern
24 December 2018 - 9:15am
Very sad news.
As others have said, Rob was a warm and giving gentleman of the best kind. An example to others in our industry.
I worked with him at AFTRS and always knew that, when he was around, things would go smoothly.
Condolences to Sue and his lovely family
RIP Rob.
Vale Rob Neil
Anthony The Koala
23 December 2018 - 4:12pm
As a child in the early 1970s, I recall "Modern Motor" magazine produced a flexible 7" record about the new HQ holden. The record came with a detachable cover which included all the statistics about the car. When listening to the voice, I said to myself "that voice sounds familiar". Looking at the production credits, it mentioned Paul Ricketts as the narrator. The record had all the sound effects associated with a car starting and breaking, and seemed to use all the stock music that was used in advertising. The flexible record was produced by Ambassador Press.

About 20 years ago, there was an article about the anonymous voiceovers on radio and TV. To my surprise Mr Ricketts was really Dr Ricketts. Until a few years ago, Dr Ricketts was registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency ('AHPRA') who was awarded his medical degree in NZ but practised in Australia since 1962.

May he rest in peace.

Anthony of Belfield

Vale Paul Ricketts
Danny Smith Media
22 December 2018 - 2:01pm
Congratulations Steph Steph MacFie is Dave Noonan's new Anchor/EP
21 December 2018 - 5:53pm
Any radio person couldn't help being inspired by Paul's voice. He was a broadcaster who possessed great talent. Paul is a significant loss to radio, television, and to medicine. Vale Paul Ricketts


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