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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?

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AngryHenry 3:55 pm 17 Jul 08

Kitchen Man said :

No The Jas, Zanzibar was not me. Although I’ve often read the Riot Act, this is the first time I’ve ever commented.

There are a lot of ‘experts’ in here who know all about what’s wrong with commercial radio but they seem to be commenting from their personal perspective rather than a big picture view. If we turned a station over to them, I wonder how long they could continue to turn a profit.

I guess the other thing is this. Don’t be thinking that because I worked at Mix for 10 years that I embrace everything that they do. My son worked at Dominoes for 2 years….he can’t eat pizza now. It’s just a job man ! It’s what I did to earn a quid for 10 years.
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THE MAN SPEAKS!!!

So my friend, it this true??? Did they push you out and buy your silence??? Helluva way to end ten years on air, just have the rug pulled out from underneath you.

I do not claim to be any kind of expert but I KNOW that the people up there could run their business in a far more honest and ethical way than they currently are. And they certainly could assume a higher level of intelligence from their audience instead of expecting people to endure the second-rate drivel they’re being subjected to at present.

But you get what you pay for don’t you dude.

peterh 12:35 pm 17 Jul 08

hey Johnboy, now that mark’s not working, maybe he could work for the RA? maybe in advertising? just a thought.

peterh 12:33 pm 17 Jul 08

Kitchen Man said :

No The Jas, Zanzibar was not me. Although I’ve often read the Riot Act, this is the first time I’ve ever commented.

I agree that there are some problems with the way that commercial FM radio goes about it’s business. Having said that, I’d be fascinated to see if given the task of running a commercial FM station obviously for profit, exactly what you would come up with. The problem is Jas, if your station isn’t ‘mainstream’ well it probably won’t have a large enough slice of ratings to turn a profit. And if that happens regularly, they’ll sack you and get somebody else to do it.

There are a lot of ‘experts’ in here who know all about what’s wrong with commercial radio but they seem to be commenting from their personal perspective rather than a big picture view. If we turned a station over to them, I wonder how long they could continue to turn a profit.

I guess the other thing is this. Don’t be thinking that because I worked at Mix for 10 years that I embrace everything that they do. My son worked at Dominoes for 2 years….he can’t eat pizza now. It’s just a job man ! It’s what I did to earn a quid for 10 years.

Hey and Jas, I’ve never really considered pilates…..I must check it out and have a go and right after that I’ll have serious words with my parents for giving me such a knobby name.

Well,

I hope that you can contribute to the other threads as well, it would be interesting to get a new perspective about the topics, especially with your breadth of experience with the canberra community over the years.

good luck in your future endeavors.

Kitchen Man 12:13 pm 17 Jul 08

No The Jas, Zanzibar was not me. Although I’ve often read the Riot Act, this is the first time I’ve ever commented.

I agree that there are some problems with the way that commercial FM radio goes about it’s business. Having said that, I’d be fascinated to see if given the task of running a commercial FM station obviously for profit, exactly what you would come up with. The problem is Jas, if your station isn’t ‘mainstream’ well it probably won’t have a large enough slice of ratings to turn a profit. And if that happens regularly, they’ll sack you and get somebody else to do it.

There are a lot of ‘experts’ in here who know all about what’s wrong with commercial radio but they seem to be commenting from their personal perspective rather than a big picture view. If we turned a station over to them, I wonder how long they could continue to turn a profit.

I guess the other thing is this. Don’t be thinking that because I worked at Mix for 10 years that I embrace everything that they do. My son worked at Dominoes for 2 years….he can’t eat pizza now. It’s just a job man ! It’s what I did to earn a quid for 10 years.

Hey and Jas, I’ve never really considered pilates…..I must check it out and have a go and right after that I’ll have serious words with my parents for giving me such a knobby name.

The Jas 8:35 pm 16 Jul 08

My facts right? Anyone who knows anything could tell that that was an obvious generalisation on the whole genre of music that is played on 106 (and 104 also)which I prefer to refer to as “totally shite love ballads and nickleback”. You could insert many lame bands/artist reference in there just as relevant to the generalisation such as our man Loinel Richie as done above.

Here is a fact for you, commercial radio stations suck, not just 106, but this is what the topic is about. I listen to music to listen to music, not some jerk off crapping on about how congested the traffic is on Northbourne Ave. Even Triple J is no good anymore and it doesn’t have ads so I stick to CD’s all the time in the car.

Unfortunately the girls in the main office at work do listen to it so I can’t escape too well, luckily I have my own office and silence is golden at all times in there.

Your not Parton himself are you Zanzibar?

MrMagoo 1:18 pm 16 Jul 08

Both the commercial FM stations have suffered greatly when they were taken over under one Management, Austereo. They sahre a building for goodness sake there’s very little autonomy or creativity in that. When i first moved here in ’90 104.7 and 106.3 or KIX as it was known were two failry good, but different stations but to be honest I tire of both fairly easily now. I would question if Canberra has the advertising support base to have a third commerical player in the market here. The long and the short of this whole thing is Lisa went to the boss cause she got sick of Mark taking the p#ss out of her all the time on air. She got what she wanted!!!

AngryHenry 10:39 am 16 Jul 08

zanzibar01 said :

It’s like anything different or new. People spend huge amounts of time whinging about programs, and how bad they may be. Why don’t you just switch it off and move on. And it concerns me that most of you are probably posting these comments at work on your bosses time.

I think you’ll find I am whinging about the distinct decline in quality from the commercial FM stations in Canberra over the years due to tight-arsed directors/general managers/boards who do not support the creativity of the people on air.

And don’t worry about my bosses time mate! She’s taking the company car to a long lunch today.

zanzibar01 8:44 am 16 Jul 08

Good morning,

It’s always nice to read posts from people who obvisouly have no idea about what the’re talking about. You lose all credibility.

The Jas – I listen to 106 regularly, and I don’t think I have ever heard them play Human Nature or Michael Bolton. Well, not in the last 12 months anyway. Get your facts right.

It’s like anything different or new. People spend huge amounts of time whinging about programs, and how bad they may be. Why don’t you just switch it off and move on. And it concerns me that most of you are probably posting these comments at work on your bosses time.

H 10:13 pm 15 Jul 08

Have said it before and will say it again: When I first moved to the ACT in 2000 I liked 106, until every third song was Lionel Ritchie singing “Say you say me….”. As for Mark and Lisa, Lisa sounds like she is half asleep most of the time. That could be a mic desk issue though. On 104.7 poor old Knuckles is always at a lesser volume than Scotty and Nige also.

The Jas 9:52 pm 15 Jul 08

I’m glad I only listen to CD’s in the car and not lovesong dedications or whatever crap they play on 106 these days. I mean Mark Parton….. the name itself makes him sound like a knob, Maaaaark Paaarton. His name sounds like he should be a male pilates instructor, which in all respects would suit someone who hosts on a lame ass station like 106 that mainly plays Michael Boltons best hits and the latest Human Nature single 10 ten times a day.

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