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Darren Moss
13 August 2018 - 5:45am
I heard RnB Friday on 2Day last week, really well done! Spinderella and Zhane special guest presenters really added credibility and style to the tunes.

Great radio :)
Usher Headlines RNB Fridays Live 2018
Anthony The Koala
10 August 2018 - 1:36pm
Two points:
(1) 3MP (music 1970s to 2010) to MTR (talk 2010-2012) to Classic Rock (music 2012 - 2018) to SEN+ (talk - 2019). Have the powers that be at SEN done enough market research to support a third sport talk format especially when 3MP has skipped from music to talk to music and talk and where public expectations of 3MP have been towards a music station? The owners of 3MP will have to invest money into changing peoples' perception of the 3MP such that the 3MP is committed to an additional sports format and no longer a music format (classic rock).

(2) While SEN is Melbourne's market leader (3.0+) compared to MSR (0.4), assuming the owners of 3MP have got it right will it create a barrier to entry or moreover succession to MSR? As with point (1), time will tell. But given the flip-flop nature of 3MP's format and the labour-intensive nature of a talk format will there be enough funds either by providing cash or by SEN+ being a self-sustaining service. Time will tell depending on whether customers will support a third talking sport station.

Regards
Anthony of exciting Belfield
SEN+...When Too Much Sport Is Not Enough
Anthony The Koala
10 August 2018 - 1:21pm
Having heard a podcast (google search terms: game changers radio episode 45 kyle ) on his life and what makes him 'tick', I would like to see a biography about how he visualised getting out of rut, gave himself direction and how with confidence was able to negotiate a lucrative contract.

Such a book could help others who may be facing tough times.

Regards
Anthony of Belfield
Kyle tells hit92.9 being homeless continues to haunt him
Anthony The Koala
10 August 2018 - 1:07pm
Mike Carlton's stints also included 2GB in the late 1970s. He was promoted with Mike Gibson (RIP) as "In the know radio....Mike-to-Mike...back-to-back...cheek-to-cheek...." it also included taking 2GB to the top of the ratings when it launched as a "News Talk" format in 1982.
Regards
Anthony of exciting Belfield
Mike Carlton ... No Holds Barred
Paul Hodges
9 August 2018 - 12:37am
A wonderful tribute to a legendary programmer and manager. This article really demonstrates wonderfully that Ray Bean was recognised as a 'Hall of Famer' in the industry by everyone he worked with. What a pity it's never been made official. RIP Ray Bean. Vale Ray Bean
Wendy
6 August 2018 - 11:17am
Another great piece from Peter Saxon - soulful, thought-provoking and balanced. Mental health is such an enormous scourge in our society and I do not know of a single person who has not been affected by it, either directly or indirectly. Blessings to all those who are suffering and know that you are not alone and there is love and support out there. How a screwdriver could solve Ray's problem
Eugene Delargy
6 August 2018 - 10:23am
Another ill considered decision from SCA. By their own making, erasing decades of brand value and goodwill from two large, competitive markets.

The Triple M brand we know began in the 80's, based on male skewed rock format stations in four eastern major metro markets.

KO and TO both began in 1931, dominant stations in both markets and with huge brand recognition.

Being smaller markets, neither station runs a metro Triple M format. There is the failure of erasing decades of brand value for a name that doesn't match the format, audience or type of station in Newcastle or Townsville.

SCA have their head in the sand, they have no choice but to back their silly decision. Locals and clients in markets that have already lost their local brand look at it with mirth and scepticism. As a shareholder, I'm disgusted.

It may be attractive to beancounters in Sydney and Melbourne and agencies who employ incompetent staff who don't understand what regional station fits their sell; this doesn't mean local brands should be erased.

One thing's for certain, Pricey has seen many an owner and management come and go with many a hare brained idea. Can only hope his career outlives SCA's poor custodianship of 4TO.
Dates set for Triple M rebrand in Newcastle and Townsville
Decidedlymoot
6 August 2018 - 9:17am
Sooo, Ali will be hosting this Victorian/Melbourne show from Sydney??
That’s disappointing.
Ali Moore fills in as Jon Faine takes extended leave
Jack
3 August 2018 - 8:09am
Congratulations Ron. I always appreciated your advice encouragement when I first started in radio with 2WS at the beginning. Keep on rockin' !!!
John Eller
Ron celebrates 70 Rockin' years in radio
Anthony The Koala
30 July 2018 - 10:06am
I start by remarking that Kyle would fit the classic definition of a "shock jock" as a person who makes outrageous statements or confronts colleagues about their personal lives. His presentations "....pushes the envelope..." (Wikipedia, definition "shock jock") and attracts attention for his market. Attracting listeners is attracting an audience which is attracting advertising revenue. In contrast I would not regard the current presenters at 2GB as "shock jocks", especially those who have a passion for current social and economic issues on energy, the economy, population growth and debt, to name a few. Those issues are a concern for all Australians and 2GB acts as an advocate for the audience's concerns. Whether 2GB's presenters have reformed or influenced public policy is beyond the scope of this essay.

Kyle could well be suited for a news talk format. His energies would have to be directed at informing and entertaining an audience instead of asking colleagues (male and female newsreaders, say) about their personal lives. The latter would not suit an audience at 2GB. Nevertheless Kyle is street-smart and could well give it to the decision-makers as well as being pleasant. So Kyle could do well on a news talk station.

2GB's success is due to its personalities, leading with Mr Alan Jones then Mr Ray Hadley. There has to be a succession plan one day when neither Mr Jones or Mr Hadley are not available (for whatever reasons) and 2GB relies on the personality of its presenter in order to attract attention and thus listeners.

So if Mr Singleton can accommodate Kyle as reported in this article, I would put Kyle in Mr Hadley's position. Mr Hadley can be confronting to a decision-maker who does wrong as well as being compassionate when it is deserved. Kyle would definitely fit the morning shift. He's have to keep up with current political and economic events. I can see him also having a show-business segment. But I don't think the music played on KIIS (formerly Mix106.5, formerly 2UW, but its callsign is 2UFM (ACMA)) is suited to 2GB.

In addition, I would say that 2GB cannot rely on Kyle alone. Kyle's program would have to have a large team of producers and researchers. Included in that would be a team of musicians who could perform songs based on well-known tunes and political satire. Similar to the Robertson Brothers on Mr Hadley's program and similar to Mojo singing on Mr Laws' program. Kyle's program could also include contributions from Mr Michael Pachi and Mr John Stanley.

Yes, Kyle would be suitable on 2GB on the morning shift.

Regards
Anthony of exciting Belfield
Which shift would you give Kyle Sandllands on 2GB?

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