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ex ABC
5 November 2017 - 5:43pm
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-02/whats-wrong-with-being-fair-and-balanced/9111234

I think many people will see this and think "well he would say that wouldn't he". Let me give YOU an example. A stringer covers a story about the possibility of a nuclear waste facility being established in a country town. He sends that footage to all networks, commercial and ABC. The footage contains four vox pops - two implacably opposed to the idea and two others not exactly in support, but saying that anything that generates jobs and helps the town survive should be considered. 7 News runs the story and includes grabs from all four vox pops. ABC News runs the story and allocates the same time to vox pops, but only includes the two opposed. A viewer watching 7 News will get the "accurate and impartial" and "fair and balanced" story, but the ABC viewer will not. True story. That's why the ABC needs greater attention.
Let’s sell the ABC. See what happens.
Braden
2 November 2017 - 4:03pm
I am devastated that Keys to Music has been dumped. It is one of the best radio programmes I have ever had the pleasure to listen to. I am an avid listener, and a great fan of Graham Abbott's indomitable talent and knowledge. Graham and his programme will be sorely missed. He has contributed enormously to my musical knowledge, understanding, performance, and enjoyment. I'm finding less and less reasons to continue to listen to ABC Classic FM, as its programmes become increasingly banal and pedestrian. I am resorting more and more to live streaming stations in other countries. I am disappointed to say the least. One becomes suspicious that ABC Classic FM is deliberating trying to alienate its listeners with the ambition of running the station into the ground. The bosses clearly lack any kind of intellectual or musical ambition, and lack passion for producing quality radio. Australia becomes even more of a backwater for decent radio. Boo. ABC Classic FM announces 2018 lineup
Tony Currie
30 October 2017 - 10:42am
Having once had the frightening experience of hosting a live BBC Radio show very late at night when the 'control surfaces' went berserk (I couldn't hear my microphone working and each item I fired from the playlist appeared to fire the item before it - but studio monitoring was lying and not only was my microphone permanently on, but all the items I fired were playing out simultaneously.....) I have great sympathy for the guys at Triple J. And this is why my own internet station (which syndicates some programming to Oz & NZ) has a state-of-the-art modular ANALOGUE transmission desk!!! Quo Vadis triple j?
johnworc
30 October 2017 - 10:22am
ABC Classic-FM dropped out for quite a while during the latter stages of Haydn's masterpiece The Creation. Last time I listened to this work on Classic-FM, something went wrong in the studio and they lost the ending of the work ! I was hoping there would not be a repeat of that - but yes, there was !! Quo Vadis triple j?
ex CommRadioTech
29 October 2017 - 2:36pm
Unless of course you're dealing with RCS, and their new console partner Wheatstone, in which case it's 24/7 with guys in Australia who know the system inside out and are exceptionally well-trained. And from what I gather most of them came from radio so they know the heat that's on you. Never had an issue that they didn't manage to fix, and they always stayed with me until we were back on air. And now with Zetta things just got even easier to manage because it can all be remote. Shame Auntie never invested in RCS systems instead of building their own ;) Quo Vadis triple j?
Listener
29 October 2017 - 11:09am
Classic FM was off too, with the most irritating recorded message I think I have ever heard! It was repeated every five seconds!
Quo Vadis triple j?
WendyJW
28 October 2017 - 4:56pm
I will certainly miss her in-depth interviews and the interesting music choices of her guests... Margaret Throsby's last ever Classic FM interview
ex ABC
27 October 2017 - 5:23pm
It's one of the sad realities of the broadcast industry today. At least in Ultimo there are still a handful of engineers who know something about the system, everywhere else you have to sit and wait on the IT helpline and even when you get through, chances are the person at the other end knows more about Microsoft Word than they do about broadcast infrastructure. Welcome to the 21st century!! Quo Vadis triple j?
Nobby66
23 October 2017 - 4:43pm
I commend RRR for this stand, however it should not be "secret", the stations reason is most reasonable and acceptable, it shouldn't hide behind that, and if asked, make it known that is why.
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Tony Currie
16 October 2017 - 9:12pm
A thoughtful piece from a man ther BBC ought not to have lost. I have - in my 54 year radio career - voice tracked, and I have not. In my day it was simple 'recorded', which nobody batted an eye at. Now although I record syndicated radio programmes for many parts of the world, my paid gig is at the BBC as a television announcer-director (i.e. we speak and push buttons). What makes that work is watching the shows WITH the viewer. I do an end credit squeeze/voiceover and empathise. If I'm pumped with excitement, so is my listener (always, always singular, people!) - if I'm an emotional wreck, so is my viewer. I always reflect that. Likewise radio - coming off the back of a piece of music requires you to have HEARD the track. Otherwise you are a dull, cold, unfeeling robot. VT works best when the presenter knows the music intimately - otherwise, it's a load of utter crap. Voice-tracking: wrong for radio?

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