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Radioman
30 July 2018 - 8:42am
I think it would be great for Vile to head to 2GB. Might give 2UE/Talking Lifestyle/Talking Sport (stay tuned for next week's format) a chance with the listeners switching off..... Which shift would you give Kyle Sandllands on 2GB?
Secret Squid
28 July 2018 - 3:35pm
They should hand back the licence to ACMA and be done with it. Waste of spectrum and electricity. Beau Ryan: first casualty of Macquarie Sports Radio
Anthony The Koala
27 July 2018 - 10:44pm
I have glanced at the "full report". There was one question of how much do you use the smart speaker to listen to music and another question on listening to traditional am/fm stations via the speaker. Four points I wish to raise.
(1) Listening to music could mean listening to a subscription type IP service such as Spotify or other streaming service. Listening to music could also mean listening to a streaming radio station. There is not enough information to say whether listening to music on the smart speaker was exclusively about listening to non-radio stations or whether listening to music included listening to music am/fm stations.
(2) The question of listening to traditional am/fm stations does not state how much is spent listening to music or news talk or sports talk.
(3) The survey did not address the amount of time listening to traditional am/fm radio via the smart speaker is the same time spent on actual am or fm radio prior to IP streaming or listening to the speaker. In other words, despite changing from traditional radio receivers to smart speakers, are the radio listening habits the same or different?
(4) You could also ask whether listening to traditional am or fm stations via the smart speaker included listening to radio stations outside the listener's market area. For example, is a person in Sydney who is listening to a smart speaker, listening to 2GB or News Talk KABC 790 Los Angeles, https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FZT8ZNK ? In other words, the survey does not address the question that listening to radio is increasing time spent to other stations outside the the listener's traditional am/fm market area.

Just a couple of thoughts,
Regards
Anthony from exciting Belfield
43 million Americans own a smart speaker
Steve Ahern
26 July 2018 - 6:05am
I remember hiring Tim.
I went to see a few shortlisted people to check them out. Some took me to lunch, some stopped work to tell me how good they were. But Tim kept working, taking calls, juggling his production schedule and, in between, talking to me about the job.
I thought, this is the guy I want. What a work ethic!
Congratulations on your great career and your retirement Tim. Enjoy whatever comes next.
Steve
ABC sports legend Tim Gavel announces retirement
Anthony The Koala
24 July 2018 - 11:35pm
Two points:
* I hope that there is redundancy and backups in the planned computer systems in order to reduce the risk of any power downturns or any inability to retrieve and/or store and/or erase program/data material.
* Though not mentioned in the article, that the ABC keep well-maintained analogue 1", 2" (quad) and betamax (std definition broadcast quality) video machines, 16mm and 35mm telecine as well as analogue audio machines to transfer archival material to the new computer system.

There is a lot of important ABC history pre-digital (1990s), pre-2001, pre-dcart (early 1990s) that needs to be preserved and not lost forever.

Regards
Anthony of exciting Belfield
ABC Chairman Justin Milne reveals plan for vast digital database
JohnnyRogers
20 July 2018 - 7:21am
Well done Jono. You are in the best hands. Prof. Stricker is my specialist. Expert also in the nano-knife procedure for dealing with tumours. Jono Coleman reveals cancer battle
Krazy Kevin
19 July 2018 - 1:36pm
Doh..!! Sandilands back on the TV...Nooooo...a waste of network coverage!! Kyle Sandilands confirms TV return for new Channel 10 show
westo
18 July 2018 - 9:46am
Peter, it really doesn't take much to check facts.
On 16 July I advised 2UE was launched in 1925 not 35 as the story says, then you justify the mistake with another mistake?
2UE changed to 950khz and was 950khz until all AM stations moved in 1978. After 1978 2UE broadcast on 954khz.
2UE started off as 2EU but within months changed to UE - surely the point of the article was that 2UE was our oldest commercial station - it's frequency then and now is irrelevant. Now please update it to correct your mistakes and false justifications.

EDITOR: Westo, fair point, and thanks for the history details. Amended.
2UE set adrift as 2GB sails on to greater glory
Secret Squid
16 July 2018 - 1:57pm
3MP now SEN? You might want to check that.

Did check. You're right. It was 3AK - Ed
2UE set adrift as 2GB sails on to greater glory
smerdonp
16 July 2018 - 9:37am
A minor point - 3MP (1377) didn't become SEN. That was 3AK (1116). 3MP maintained its identity through that time. It (much) later became MTR, then MyMP, and finally Classic Rock.

I stand corrected. -ED
2UE set adrift as 2GB sails on to greater glory

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