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Eugene Delargy
25 February 2018 - 12:42pm
Choirs on radio should be left for religious stations.

This seems to be a pet project for ABC Brisbane, either their breakfast presenter, Rebecca Levingston or the programming execs seem to zealously enthusiastic about this silly idea.

It adds nothing to radio content that should be about local information and analysis and only displaces what would be more worthwhile and interesting content for locals to listen to.

I guess a choir fits well with the group think mentality within the ABC.

Bad enough on statewide weekends last year, it is poor content for metro breakfast.
ABC Radio Brisbane's 'Pub Choir'
Eugene Delargy
25 February 2018 - 12:34pm
USQ's Springfield campus where this online audio stream originates happens to be within the Brisbane and Ipswich broadcast licence areas.

Interestingly, Ipswich's licence area has no community stations, in fact only one station, commercial station River 949 'way over' in North Ipswich (very different to Springfield) for those not local.

ACMA tell those interested in starting broadcast community radio in Ipswich that there's no available spectrum. Rubbish. Plenty of low powered frequencies exist in the gaps between stations in surrounding areas.

A low powered broadcast frequency would assist this station or any other aspirants that wish to provide community programming that a wide coverage commercial station cannot viably do.
Celebrating ten years of local broadcasting at USQ
Eugene Delargy
25 February 2018 - 12:24pm
So Luke Grant is the casualty of this move. He is the current presenter for most of the hours George and Paul will be filling.

Shifting George and Paul is another inept move at MRN.

To build a new format on 954 (it's nothing like 2UE now to call it that) requires a bedrock, an anchor of familiarity. George and Paul provide that on weekends.

With the 12 hrs of content they manage each week, it would be possible to package 5 hrs of their work to air at 5am weekdays for an hour as a lead in to whatever breakfast show they select. It's sure to be music based with one announcer. Despite Smooth's overall success, breakfast is not a strong shift as there's not the audience at breakfast who want to hear music only.

George and Paul make the switch to 2GB
25 February 2018 - 10:10am
Thud, that was me falling off my chair!! Mmm yes it is all about rating and George and Paul are just brilliant at what they do. I have never listened to them on an actual "Radio" its been all online for me, so it won't affect. As Talking Lifestyle and 2GB are owned by the same, it just makes sense. All the best George and Paul, I'll just have to remember to use the 2GB app in Tune In Pro!! George and Paul make the switch to 2GB
24 February 2018 - 6:12pm
Looks like the once great 2UE will continue its slide down the gurgler of irrelevancy. George and Paul make the switch to 2GB
Anthony The Koala
24 February 2018 - 1:27pm
Given that the George and Paul show will only be broadcast on 2GB and 4BC, the other states, Vic, SA and WA and Territory, ACT may miss well miss out on terrestrial reception.

Given that Macquarie Media owns the the DAB channel "NTS", which is used for program highlights and occasionally broadcasts of cricket matches, why can't NTS be used to broadcast the "George and Paul Show" to Vic, SA, WA and ACT and wherever Macquarie Media broadcasts its DAB+ signals?

Thank you,
Anthony of exciting Belfield
George and Paul make the switch to 2GB
24 February 2018 - 9:32am
Another loss for Melbourne radio. Guess we can't
Seem to get any non left voices here . Yes we have
The phone apps but it's never the same and convenient
Especially for older people.

Heartfelt goodbye and thanks for the last year or so

George and Paul make the switch to 2GB
Eugene Delargy
23 February 2018 - 12:44am
If you're not in a digital radio coverage area, streaming the 128 kbps program will take up a whopping 58 MB/hr.

Most stations run in AAC at 64, 48 or 32 kbps which is best suited for talk.

That's half, a third or a quarter of this data hungry stream from 'their' ABC.
ABC launches new digital station ABC KIDS listen
22 February 2018 - 2:27pm
Yeah, Kyle is all class. Listen to Kyle dump interview subject for being late.
22 February 2018 - 2:25pm
Kyle and Jackie the best breakfast show in the world!

This degrading rubbish?

So much for the 'experts' opinion.
Kyle Sandilands on Game Changers: Radio


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