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It’s Official – Parton boned from 106 by co-host and GM

By BigBarry44 - 15 July 2008 30

Bumped into a reliable source last night. our thoughts on previous posts are true

I heard that Mark Parton had the knife put in by his own co-host Lisa and the GM twisted it.

This is nothing short of a disgrace. Bye Bye 106. Our thoughts are with you Mark.

When are radio stations going to start doing what’s right for their listeners?

What’s Your opinion?


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It’s Official – Parton boned from 106 by co-host and GM
Duke 2:01 pm 15 Jul 08

The problem of crap radio in Canberra is not as simple as many here are suggesting.

The reality is that like many other businessess and organisations, radio stations have only a small pool of talent to choose from here in Canberra.

If the presenters/producers are really any good they move to Sydney or Melbourne and earn better money, enjoy more prestige – the rest stay here or work in country radio.

As for music, well no station i’ve ever listened to got that quite right.

rugbyskier 1:50 pm 15 Jul 08

AngryHenry said :

Canberra is a Capital City, the Capital City of the entire country actually, and we, in our day to day lives have to swallow the second-rate, budget entertainment that the people who run these stations are forcing us to swallow. Yes we can, and do switch off. Stop treating us like a small country town with just an AM station to answer for. Put some money back into the creative people and entertainers in your industry instead of the greasy suits and interstate consultants that you seem to think know what is best for us, despite never living here, and give us some quality local entertainment.

Your idea of what’s best for us lowers the self-esteem of our fair city.

Canberra FM has always been the biggest radio outlet around the ACT, you should be raising the bar, leading by example, instead you take the cheap option. We all know cutbacks when we see them!!!

You can blame the ABA (now ACMA) for the poor state of radio in this city. When the ABA did their licence area plan they decided that two commercial FM stattions and two commercial AM stations were sufficient for a city of 350,000.

Compare this market with Christchurch, a city of nearly identical size (344,000). Christchurch has 14 commercial radio stations, 10 community radio stations and 3 national public radio stations. The formats for commercial radio are two Top 40/Contemporary Hit stations, one Hot Adult Contemporary station, one Classic Hits (80s,90s) station, one Adult Contemporary station, two Rock stations (one modern rock, one classic rock), two Oldies (50s,60s,70s) stations, two News/Talk stations, two Sports stations and one playing 100% New Zealand music (from 60s to 00s). Although there is a lot of networking and all the commercial stations are owned by two companies, the radio listener in Christchurch has a lot more choice than in Canberra.

fnaah 1:44 pm 15 Jul 08

I love my ipod.

MrMagoo 1:42 pm 15 Jul 08

I think that Mark and Lisa while seemingly united on air had a fair bit of trouble getting on. Mark was quite rude and erogatory to her at times and I’d say she just had a gutful. I was interested to hear that Cam from 104.7 is ‘on trial’ over there though. he had a good gig with the other half of the station wonder what is the go there?

Growling Ferret 1:20 pm 15 Jul 08

Primal

I thought Mark Parton did a far better job MC’ing at Manuka than Robbo does at the Raiders….

And he didn’t feel the need to start up any chants to create atmosphere

Primal 1:10 pm 15 Jul 08

Please tell me he won’t be MC-ing the next AFL game at Manuka either…

AngryHenry 12:47 pm 15 Jul 08

And what did this source reveal? Other than it’s official!?!?!?

Or does the BigBarry44 stamp of approval make it so?

And Aurelius, as long as they are doing right by their clients who pay for the ads and the money keeps rolling in they don’t care.

I think whilst people are using this thread to voice their opinion on radio stations we’re all missing the point.

Canberra is a Capital City, the Capital City of the entire country actually, and we, in our day to day lives have to swallow the second-rate, budget entertainment that the people who run these stations are forcing us to swallow. Yes we can, and do switch off. Stop treating us like a small country town with just an AM station to answer for. Put some money back into the creative people and entertainers in your industry instead of the greasy suits and interstate consultants that you seem to think know what is best for us, despite never living here, and give us some quality local entertainment.

Your idea of what’s best for us lowers the self-esteem of our fair city.

Canberra FM has always been the biggest radio outlet around the ACT, you should be raising the bar, leading by example, instead you take the cheap option. We all know cutbacks when we see them!!!

BerraBoy68 12:47 pm 15 Jul 08

But what is the issue that gave Lisa cause to complain about Mark in the fist place?

Aurelius 12:06 pm 15 Jul 08

When are radio stations going to start doing what’s right for their listeners?

What?
Like stop broadcasting??

Crikey 11:39 am 15 Jul 08

Didn’t mind Mark but he was a cranky quiz host. Lisa is a waste of space on the dial.

blood_nut 11:38 am 15 Jul 08

I believe that their two listners have already commented Big Barry and neither of them seem to care.

106 sits on my balls list right after ABN.

Thumper 11:14 am 15 Jul 08

This looks suspiciously like advertising…

Roadrage77 11:09 am 15 Jul 08

I also freaked out and did a Vincent van Gogh one morning after hearing Lisa’s voice. I still pull the chix though.

cmdwedge 11:02 am 15 Jul 08

Hear, hear, Blamemonkey.

Mark and Lisa made me want to gouge out my eardrums every time I heard them anyway. DIAF, both of them.

Blamemonkey 10:43 am 15 Jul 08

Mark Parton is an ACC and Today tonight wanna be, he was an idiot on the radio I am glad he is gone.

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