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Grants miss out 2XX

By johnboy - 10 December 2013 36

Some unhappiness being expressed on Twitter about Andrew Barr’s latest grants announcements:

Treasurer Barr lists his highlights as:

The 2013-14 Community Support and Infrastructure Grants included $20,000 to Karralika Programs to develop apps to assist in alcohol and drug treatment services for clients, more than $7,000 to Argyle Community Housing to upgrade the Ainslie Village Internet Cafe and $30,000 towards the construction of Cerebral Palsy Alliance ACTnew centre.

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Grants miss out 2XX
chewy14 7:48 am 11 Dec 13

Endrey said :

Yeah! F*** the petulant community sector.

If 2XX really wanted to MAKE MONEY then they would just get pokies and then we would all shut up because pokies=community.

Then they could afford luxury items like functioning computers (read: gild the lily). Hearing about their opulent HQ made me want to sign a petition to shut down the ABC #theirABC.

One time I even knew somebody at 2XX who I didn’t like because that happens in a community. This privileged cabal is an elite of inner-sanctum reptillians who single-handedly run nothing into nowhere for no money. #Fat cats.

Community radio has long been a CANCER ON THE GOVERMENT with its boring wog programs and depressing announcements about mental illness.

P.C. GONE MADD. Of all the ills in the world, I feel it is my responsibility to comment upon this until it is improved.

THEY DON’T EVEN KNOW THAT THE BROADCAST QUALITY IS TERRIBLE. THEY ARE SITTING ON PILES OF MONEY AND DOnT ENVE W@NT TO FIX IT!!!!!FDLK:JDSFSDF:LKSDF

P.S. The government just approved a coal mine in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

A coal mine in the ocean?, jeez the technology has really come a long way.

Reon 2:27 am 11 Dec 13

God I suddenly feel so relevant.

hey next time I’m on Thursday 4-6pm you can hit me up. Go via here
https://www.facebook.com/localnlive?fref=ts

I’m not allowed to just cold drop people on air, but hit me up through that and I’ll put you on; I mean, it might be seen as hella indulgent to some listeners for me just to put you on (haha) but do iiiiiiiiiiit.

Do it.

My show is exclusively about music happening locally, but I also cover issues related to it (however obliquely), such as whether or not it’d be possible to use drying spagetti as a medium for sculpture, so you’re part of the local scene aren’t you? ya big gallumph, of course you are; so I welcome you and your hurrumphing point of view.

If going via facebook is too much of a drag, then hit us up via
http://www.2xxfm.org.au/contact with your phone number and I’ll give you a call. No swears though. xoxooxoxoxoxo Leon

Quickly though, regards “indulgent” I am certainly the most indulgent presenter I have ever encountered. My team will only, utterly only, do things we find entertaining. We won’t fake laugh, We don’t play tunes we don’t like, we don’t interview people with nothing to say, we won’t back away from topics that seems “weird”, we won’t ever allow anything that seems hateful to any minority, we won’t spend 10 seconds verbally treading-water, we will only deliver the utterly best radio that is personally, creatively and technically possible.

And we certainly will give a fuck if some people don’t like it. But you know.

Hit us up. We’ll have MAD CHATS.

Endrey 11:49 pm 10 Dec 13

Yeah! F*** the petulant community sector.

If 2XX really wanted to MAKE MONEY then they would just get pokies and then we would all shut up because pokies=community.

Then they could afford luxury items like functioning computers (read: gild the lily). Hearing about their opulent HQ made me want to sign a petition to shut down the ABC #theirABC.

One time I even knew somebody at 2XX who I didn’t like because that happens in a community. This privileged cabal is an elite of inner-sanctum reptillians who single-handedly run nothing into nowhere for no money. #Fat cats.

Community radio has long been a CANCER ON THE GOVERMENT with its boring wog programs and depressing announcements about mental illness.

P.C. GONE MADD. Of all the ills in the world, I feel it is my responsibility to comment upon this until it is improved.

THEY DON’T EVEN KNOW THAT THE BROADCAST QUALITY IS TERRIBLE. THEY ARE SITTING ON PILES OF MONEY AND DOnT ENVE W@NT TO FIX IT!!!!!FDLK:JDSFSDF:LKSDF

P.S. The government just approved a coal mine in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

c_c™ 7:44 pm 10 Dec 13

damien haas said :

Do they stream live?

They do now, but for months the stream wasn’t working.

goggles13 said :

c_c™ said :

tikbalang said :

c_c™ said :

They’ve been advertising for months for a station manager, offering a pittance in pay for a part time job where the person is expected to do full time equiv work, including obtaining grants. Not sure if it has been filled yet.

pierce said :

pretty poorly written article and the tweet from Paul Bongiorno (an allegedly experienced journo) is just as bad. the poor bugger obviously thinks he is so important that he can’t be inconvenienced for 20 minutes due to a fire drill. he needs to get over himself.

Bongiorno is not great on Twitter, I thought at first it was a parody account given some of his tweets. Nothing wrong with most of what he says, but the tone is very crass compared to his on camera persona, like two different people.

goggles13 6:29 pm 10 Dec 13

c_c™ said :

tikbalang said :

c_c™ said :

They’ve been advertising for months for a station manager, offering a pittance in pay for a part time job where the person is expected to do full time equiv work, including obtaining grants. Not sure if it has been filled yet.

pierce said :

2XX has sounded increasingly childish since the ANU/Woroni cohort muscled in, with more and more programs packed with self-involved presenters

ha, what did you expect, it’s a dot point on a CV for them. One of those self involved presenters now works for Sky News’ Canberra team, another got hired by Fairfax for their Parliament House gallery. So it worked out great for them.

Doesn’t this demonstrate that the people on 2XX are actually… pretty good? Rather than the opposite?

The one now working for Sky News was the one who wrote the awful article for The Australian’s This Campus Life, so no.

While some media organisations run competitive entry programs for certain positions, a lot of the media runs on the who you know not what you offer dynamic. A lot of people who get into these community organisations or work for regional media see it as launching point to get a foot in the door rather than focussing on the job itself. Couple that with limited resources and it’s a bad mix that explains 2XX poor output.

Also I wouldn’t suggest that getting hired these days by a media organisation is a vote on skill, or even basic spelling: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/canberra-airport-exacuated-in-planned-drill-20131210-2z2za.html

pretty poorly written article and the tweet from Paul Bongiorno (an allegedly experienced journo) is just as bad. the poor bugger obviously thinks he is so important that he can’t be inconvenienced for 20 minutes due to a fire drill. he needs to get over himself.

damien haas 5:22 pm 10 Dec 13

Do they stream live?

c_c™ 4:44 pm 10 Dec 13

tikbalang said :

c_c™ said :

They’ve been advertising for months for a station manager, offering a pittance in pay for a part time job where the person is expected to do full time equiv work, including obtaining grants. Not sure if it has been filled yet.

pierce said :

2XX has sounded increasingly childish since the ANU/Woroni cohort muscled in, with more and more programs packed with self-involved presenters

ha, what did you expect, it’s a dot point on a CV for them. One of those self involved presenters now works for Sky News’ Canberra team, another got hired by Fairfax for their Parliament House gallery. So it worked out great for them.

Doesn’t this demonstrate that the people on 2XX are actually… pretty good? Rather than the opposite?

The one now working for Sky News was the one who wrote the awful article for The Australian’s This Campus Life, so no.

While some media organisations run competitive entry programs for certain positions, a lot of the media runs on the who you know not what you offer dynamic. A lot of people who get into these community organisations or work for regional media see it as launching point to get a foot in the door rather than focussing on the job itself. Couple that with limited resources and it’s a bad mix that explains 2XX poor output.

Also I wouldn’t suggest that getting hired these days by a media organisation is a vote on skill, or even basic spelling: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/canberra-airport-exacuated-in-planned-drill-20131210-2z2za.html

tikbalang 4:36 pm 10 Dec 13

c_c™ said :

They’ve been advertising for months for a station manager, offering a pittance in pay for a part time job where the person is expected to do full time equiv work, including obtaining grants. Not sure if it has been filled yet.

pierce said :

2XX has sounded increasingly childish since the ANU/Woroni cohort muscled in, with more and more programs packed with self-involved presenters

ha, what did you expect, it’s a dot point on a CV for them. One of those self involved presenters now works for Sky News’ Canberra team, another got hired by Fairfax for their Parliament House gallery. So it worked out great for them.

Doesn’t this demonstrate that the people on 2XX are actually… pretty good? Rather than the opposite?

Thumper 3:18 pm 10 Dec 13

2XX has sounded increasingly childish since the ANU/Woroni cohort muscled in, with more and more programs packed with self-involved presenters that have forgotten they have an audience beyond their immediate circle of friends.

Sadly this seems to be the case….

c_c™ 3:04 pm 10 Dec 13

They’ve been advertising for months for a station manager, offering a pittance in pay for a part time job where the person is expected to do full time equiv work, including obtaining grants. Not sure if it has been filled yet.

pierce said :

2XX has sounded increasingly childish since the ANU/Woroni cohort muscled in, with more and more programs packed with self-involved presenters

ha, what did you expect, it’s a dot point on a CV for them. One of those self involved presenters now works for Sky News’ Canberra team, another got hired by Fairfax for their Parliament House gallery. So it worked out great for them.

pierce 2:36 pm 10 Dec 13

2XX has sounded increasingly childish since the ANU/Woroni cohort muscled in, with more and more programs packed with self-involved presenters that have forgotten they have an audience beyond their immediate circle of friends.

That particular tweet came from the station manager herself.

Thumper 2:30 pm 10 Dec 13

switch said :

I’d be fixing 2XX’s awful warbling metallic watery noisy audio before worrying about a server.

This….

Diggety 2:17 pm 10 Dec 13

More listeners ==> more advertising ==> more money

Why rely on handouts?

switch 2:12 pm 10 Dec 13

I’d be fixing 2XX’s awful warbling metallic watery noisy audio before worrying about a server.

NoniDoll 1:08 pm 10 Dec 13

Call me crazy, but I don’t think this kind of sour tweeting is really going to help next time 2XX applies for a grant. Being a sore loser doesn’t often win points with those considering applications.

On the other hand, if they want to hold a fundraiser, I’d be more than happy to chip in for the new server in question. If something doesn’t work out, you find a new way to fix the problem, not moan about it on the internet to the person who will potentially be making the call next time around.

I look forward to seeing the creative solution 2XX come up with to get their server.

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