9 November 2008

Mark Parton to take over from Mike Jeffrey on 2CC?

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A hot anonymous tip has come in that the high profile failed independent candidate for Ginninderra, and FM breakfast host, Mark Parton will be replacing the venerable Mike Jeffreys on 2CC.

Apparently this will come as some surprise to Jeffreys.

We’ll see what transpires.

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Manda72 said :

I hope not, Parton’s “unique” method of broadcasting makes me want to bang my head against a wall afterwards to get the feeling back in my brain.

Would that be all those unfunny stories he told about his kids ad nauseum? I mean, I’m proud of my kids too but really…

I hope not, Parton’s “unique” method of broadcasting makes me want to bang my head against a wall afterwards to get the feeling back in my brain.

thank god that i have an am radio. no 106 for me, i did catch part of it this morning, in the shower, but if mark goes to 2cc, good luck to him. I won’t be listening though, I prefer 1053 2ca.

I’m with Thumper. Where’s Samuel when you need him?

Mr Magoo may or may not be someone who works in radio Zanzibar01 but doubtful it’s the man himself, I think he goes by another name on here and most rioters would probably know who it is (I can’t remember exactly who right now but this is definitely not your man).

Of course he wont go back to 106, seeing as they boned him… And all the talk of the new show doing better is spin from the sation management, I don’t know how anyone can listen to those two bumble their way through a show everyday without wanting to wrap their car around a tree on the way to work just for some relief. They are sooooo FAKE!!! I think she is just opinionated for the sake of being opinionated and he’s just licking her butt because he can’t get by on his own, he sounds like he droppped out of high school because he couldn’t pass the general or special ed classes, Mr Magoo this guy is about as genuine as a Chinese knock off.

How many times has their rivals 104 lost the breakfast ratings over the last however many years (except for earlier this year)and because of this have hung their hat moreso on the fact they have the most listeners across the board? There are a lot of different ways you can manipulate the facts to say you’re the number one station in town.

The way these people attempt to defecate on our minds everyday with their unfounded opinions, repetition and insincerity I’m suprised more of us don’t have axes to grind.

Empty vessels make the most noise.

Zanzibar quite not so my friend. I’m more of a follower of local media and certainly have no axe to grind. I listen to the other half of Canberra FM anyway in the morning.

In reference to the new combination doing well I am not surprised spin or not. Cam sullings is a good bloke and a good personality radiowise and pretty genuine. I think he very much stepped into a hot seat, given that if the rumours about Parton and Ridgeley’s falling out were true.

I must admit I miss the days when 104.7 and 104.3 were housed seperately and owned seperately, I don’t quite understand how they can compete against each other when they live and work in the same building.

Mr Magoo

You sound like someone who may work around radio. Referring to 106 as Canberra FM? I suspect that you could be Mark Parton himself. Still got an axe to grind?

Either way, I’m sure he wouldn’t go back to 106 (or 106 wouldn’t have him back). I read recently that the morning show is doing well since he left. Not sure if that was their own spin, or something official.

A bit rough if Mike Jeffreys doesn’t know, and the rumour is out there. Shame on whoever let the cat out of the bag

Let’s hope not – he’s one of the reasons I never listened to 106 in the morning – number two is that blonde ditz whatserface.

hope they put a bar on his office phone so it can’t call ‘those’ sort of lines again.

But didn’t Parton ‘claim’ in a media article that his departure from FM Radio wasin part due to the need for him to take a backseat so his wife could concentrate on her acreer for a while? Or was that spin in the face of the rumours that Lisa Ridgely had told Canberra FM management its him or me?

Jonathon Reynolds10:04 pm 09 Nov 08

He has already done a brief stint covering for Mike Welsh in the afternoon “drive time” shift, so perhaps your anonymous tip is half right … Maybe Jeffreys is taking some time off?

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