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Is 2CC in trouble?

By zanzibar01 - 6 October 2009 10

Can anyone tell me what is happening at radio station 2CC?  It seems they are self destructing.

The reason I mention it now is on the back of what I read on Samuel Gordon Stewart’s blog this morning (which I confirmed by visiting the 2CC Twitter page myself).  Apparently 2CC posted on twitter that “listeners should turn their clocks BACK one hour on Saturday night before going to bed”.  If it was April Fools Day, you may well excuse this blunder – but they are supposed to be credible talk station.  And we all know, clocks went FORWARD one hour!.

This latest mistake comes after a few months of poor radio.  I have given up on 2CC, and every time I switch over to give them one more chance, they disappoint me.  I am tired of the poor quality of news bulletins, with journalists stumbling through stories.  Of the constant “cutting off” of network feeds due to getting to the news.  The amount of time I have listened to the last minutes of Tim Webster just before 3pm, only to get cut off!

I accepted Mike Jeffries was never coming back, but Mark Parton is just no match.  Yeah, he has people on his show and is in touch with local issues, but it seems he spends all his time on Twitter!  I do have a twitter account, but I’m sure that most in his age group, who would. 

And don’t get me started on Mike Welsh!  How this man still has a job on radio is a mystery to me.  I had a look at the ratings on SGS blog, and he dropped audience.  Not surprising!  This man fumbles his way through stories, talks over people, and then patronises his news staff who do sound very young.

I’m sorry, but I have been in Canberra for 20 years and enjoy talk radio.  Between ABC and 2CC, i always got my fix of good quality news.  But I seem to be moving more towards ABC now.  I don’t mind Steve Price and Tim Webster (and I know they come from Sydney), but it seems the local DJ’s are letting the team down.

I don’t know much about the operation at 2CC and would like to find out more.  I do hate criticising people for what they do, but I feel that Canberra is losing one of its heritage stations, and no doubt it has something to do with saving money.

Please, share with me what stories you have and how we can save this once popular radio station.

What’s Your opinion?


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10 Responses to
Is 2CC in trouble?
gingermick 1:47 pm 07 Oct 09

Yeah. Jane Turner was bloody good.

firebrand 10:15 pm 06 Oct 09

Ever since that tool Parton took over mornings i stopped listening to 2CC.

busgirl 9:13 pm 06 Oct 09

Mark Parton is one of the least engaging DJs I have ever come across.

bd84 9:05 pm 06 Oct 09

2CC still exists?

Pesty 6:08 pm 06 Oct 09

The only problem with 2CC is the commercials, way to many of them! Other than that Welchy is great, Webster superb, amd Pricey opinionated but mostly OK. Dolly is too political. The alternative is soppy old ABC. ZZZZZZZZZZ.

iObject 12:00 pm 06 Oct 09

Seeing as their lynchpin newsreader Jane Turner has just left, I don’t think there’s much hope for them

Skidbladnir 10:34 am 06 Oct 09

How we can save this once popular radio station.

I propose 2CC adopt some Ben Tre logic, and save it by destroying it, in the best interests of everyone involved.

For preference, nuke the site from orbit.
Its the only way to be sure.

Danman 9:38 am 06 Oct 09

The yankies can take credit for one good thing – ands that the expression Spring Forward Fall Back – easy way to remember the seasonal shifts.

gingermick 9:15 am 06 Oct 09

They lost me when they canned Jeffries. Dolly is an absolute lightweight.

H1NG0 8:31 am 06 Oct 09

OMG111!!! Teh radio statoin told me 2 turn my clock back!1111!! They must die!1!!

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