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Ian Wright
29 May 2011 - 4:30am
Congratulations, Lee. We share a number of crossed paths including 2BE Bega, you there in '71, me there from '81-'93. We also were both Managers in the 80's you at EON and me at 2BE (2EC) working with our good friend Glenn Wheatley and later Hoyts Media. We're both 57 and my 40 years in the biz comes up in November. I've jumped out for a brief 'breather' a couple of times, but the magnetism of the beast has kept me in the fold.

It's been a hell of a ride and I'm glad long distance friends like you & Ian Holland are still around to remember carts, reel to reels and Jim Angel reading the news and Frank Hyde calling the footy on 2SM.

Best wishes, IAN, Victor Harbor, South Australia.
Lee Simon tops 40
Mix listener
27 May 2011 - 4:30am
Mix106.3 Canberra sounds shocking with it's jack format.
How can you go from Robbie Williams Better Man into Offspring Pretty fly for a white guy.
The only reason Mix comes nbr 2 in Canberra is because there is only 2 FM stations in the market,
That being Mix & 104.7, so of course mix will always stay nbr 2 no matter how awful it sounds.
This is a station that commanded %27 when directed by Don Dawkins NOW it's lagging on %15 with it's more triple M rock format thanks to a previous program director thats now gone to Perth.
When are mix going to releise that this current format is killing the station.
New Mix branding targets females
Ian Holland
24 May 2011 - 4:30am
Well done Lee. You've been around a long time, not too many last so long in what can be an unforgiving industry! I too took a pay cut to get into this business back in 1970. Down from $65 a week as a clerk at the Electricity Commission of NSW to $27 per week at 2VM Moree. Never regretted it though, from day one it's been fun. So many great people, sensational radio stations, and generally, incredibly good time.

Congratulations on your 40 years Lee. You've given a great deal to this industry.
Lee Simon tops 40
Graham Webb
20 May 2011 - 4:30am
Hi Folks...Back in 1966 I was a DJ on both Radio Caroline North and South in Great Britan, having been the South Ships Programme controller the embarresment occured when I was describing the Wedding on th North Ship to some 8 to 10 Million listeners between one of our DJs Mick Luvzit to the sister Janet Terret of one of our other DJs "Ugly" Ray Terret.It wasn't until the Ceremony was all over, when our duty Newsreader, Canadian Gordie Cruse, pulled me aside and said “Do you realise what you said at the pen-ultimate moment before they tied the knot???????” and I said “No, play it to me”…………I was heard to say, “Mick is now placing the ring on Janet Terret’s finger and Janet in turn “places the finger on Mick”……………While this was a great embarresment to me, it is now a part of recorded Radio History.;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;Luv’ WEBBY Who did Gary O'Callaghan call a 21 Son Galloot and why? Radio stories for a good cause
Jason Drummond
13 May 2011 - 4:30am
The questions has to be asked. Are producers of these programs so fixed on getting the scoop that they forget that what the guy was going was illegal? The effect it had on Sydney's commuters was lost in being "FIRST WITH THE STORY"! For gods sake you fools! Listen to the audio... not once did the guys ask "do you realize the effect you having on the people of Sydney. The people who have missed their flights costing them money, the people who got their butts kicked for being late to work. The people who missed that all important meeting, the people who are stranded on Sydney's buses and trains. No.....all they wanted to do was be first with the "scoop". Once again Sydney's media lets Sydney down. Plus did anyone think that this guy may have got his idea from the bloke who dumped a load of dirt on the Harbour Bridge? It was pretty well publicized by Sydney Media.. Bridge protestor stops traffic and talks to Triple M
12 May 2011 - 4:30am
He also got his message across by speaking to the Today Show and Alan Jones. Bridge protestor stops traffic and talks to Triple M
Matthew Freebody
10 May 2011 - 4:30am
Oh dear not a good result for Nova 100 Melbourne.
Hughesy & Kate have slipped to an all new low of %6.9 me thinks this being 10 years they should call it a day at the end of the year. There clearly not connecting with listeners anymore.

Dylan Lewis down to %4.5 on mornings now beat by Magic n neck to neck with JJJ. He should also call it a day.

Congrations to MMM Sydney for the rise in Breakfast.
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Sarah Collins
9 May 2011 - 4:30am
I was unhappy the column would not appear in the new Guide - it was something I looked forward too each week and would actually give coverage on the changes in the industry. We can never get enough coverage of the medium - the Australian has someone who knows the industry in day, even a small article once a month would be very welcome. SMH drops Monday radio column as part of format changes
Jim Mortimer
29 April 2011 - 4:30am
A lovely guy and a sad loss. He was a true professional even to the end.
Four weeks ago he was lacking the strength to complete a voicover session, and apologised profusely. He vowed to come back and have another try when his health improved.
Tim really cared about his craft and he will be missed.
Vale Tim Elliott
Ian Holland
29 April 2011 - 4:30am
How this wonderful man will be missed. In this modern day era of light voices and senteneces always ending in upward inflections, we can ill afford to lose people like Tim Elliott. Tim was what voice artistry is all about. Painting a picture, creating emotion, selling a product. He was just so good.

We'll all miss you Tim, may you rest in peace.
Vale Tim Elliott


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