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Lineup shuffle on The Beast

johnboy 30 November 2012 29

Not that they’d ever admit something was wrong, but the ABC has announced a pretty major rejig of their local on air lineup in 2013.

Angels and Ministers of Grace preserve us, there are men!

Changes in 2013 will see Alex Sloan and Genevieve Jacobs swap the Morning and Afternoon time slots; Louise Maher will take on the Local Field Reporter position, which will be re-introduced in 2013; Adam Shirley, who has worked on 7.30ACT and backfilled roles on 666, will move into the Drive presenter seat; Melanie Tait, who has presented and produced 666 programs, will move into the Sunday Brunch presenter seat; and the hugely popular Conversations with Richard Fidler will be on air at 11am each weekday with a unique one-hour in-depth interview series.

Frankly it’s been a mystery why they’ve not had Richard Fidler’s piece on before now as it’s a staple of ABC radio.


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1967 1967 12:41 pm 03 Dec 12

Morgan said :

It would be nice to have 666 on FM so it didn’t cut out going through the tunnels at ANU and Parliament,

And I could listen to the cricket on my phone / Ipod, neither of which receive AM signal.

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 10:13 am 03 Dec 12

dtc said :

And listening to the cricket on the ABC is one of the glories of living in Australia (well, except for yesterday!). It should be on all channels.

Hear, hear!

watto23 watto23 10:11 am 03 Dec 12

Deref said :

Madam Cholet said :

But please 666, if you are reading, spare a thought for those of us who do like listening to 666 for local and national stories, but still need quality content over the holiday period. Please, no more presenters just killing time until they go back to being the producer. As nice as they are, it just often doesn’t work.

+1

An please please please – now that you have digital radio, please set up a dedicated sports channel or ten so that the sports junkies can get their fix while the rest of us won’t have to put up with interminable bloody sport on 666 and News Radio.

If you have digital, 666 digital offers alternative programming to sport. Grandstand has the sports coverage. Its only analogue where they have to choose what to put on. Its a shame digital coverage can drop out though. Still I put a digital radio in my car and one on my desk at work. I like sport and 666 so i can choose 🙂

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 10:10 am 03 Dec 12

abc said :

Yeah Angela Catterns was good, really really good.

That’s because she doesn’t cover every comment or sickening laugh with enough saccharine to give the world type 2 diabetes.

To be fair, that’s more a comment for the female presenters from 9am onwards.

Ross Solly I can’t comment on too much, for the simple fact he is unbearable!

dtc dtc 9:48 am 03 Dec 12

Madam Cholet said :

But please 666, if you are reading, spare a thought for those of us who do like listening to 666 for local and national stories, but still need quality content over the holiday period. Please, no more presenters just killing time until they go back to being the producer. As nice as they are, it just often doesn’t work.

Was driving down to the coast last Christmas and heard the producer (being the announcer) interviewing her mum about how they used to celebrate Christmas … I guess its hard getting guests on Christmas day.

And listening to the cricket on the ABC is one of the glories of living in Australia (well, except for yesterday!). It should be on all channels.

jimbocool jimbocool 8:52 am 03 Dec 12

LSWCHP said :

Pork Hunt said :

LSWCHP said :

abc said :

Yeah Angela Catterns was good, really really good.

If I wasn’t married, I would propose to Angela, just because I like the sound of her voice so much. What a woman!

And not very unattractive either…

Ahhhh yes, there is that aspect of her as well…:-)

Gentlemen, gentlemen – it grieves me to inform you that yon Ms Catterns is both partnered and, to use a seasonal analogy, bats for the other team…

dixyland dixyland 7:26 am 03 Dec 12

c_c™ said :

Best thing they could do is sack Ross Solly. Absolutely abysmal on the best of days, but his work during the election was just embarrassing. The worst way to start your day.

Hahaha yeah, okay…..

LSWCHP LSWCHP 8:42 pm 02 Dec 12

Pork Hunt said :

LSWCHP said :

abc said :

Yeah Angela Catterns was good, really really good.

If I wasn’t married, I would propose to Angela, just because I like the sound of her voice so much. What a woman!

And not very unattractive either…

Ahhhh yes, there is that aspect of her as well…:-)

c_c™ c_c™ 6:54 pm 02 Dec 12

Best thing they could do is sack Ross Solly. Absolutely abysmal on the best of days, but his work during the election was just embarrassing. The worst way to start your day.

Luckily there’s iPods and NPR podcasts so you can listen to a presenter who actually sounds like they passed high school.

Morgan said :

It would be nice to have 666 on FM so it didn’t cut out going through the tunnels at ANU and Parliament, I always seem to be driving through there when Tony Eastley is saying the most crucial part of a news story.

So true. They moved NewsRadio to FM a few years ago, I assumed 666 would follow but it hasn’t. In hindsight if they were swap just one, 666 would have made more sense and they should do it.

Masquara Masquara 6:38 pm 02 Dec 12

At last! Once-Canberran Richard Fidler’s brilliant conversations will be broadcast out of Brisbane outside the graveyard slot on 666. I have been occasionally catching them at I think 2 am. Fidler’s show is one of the best programs on ABC Radio – intriguing subjects, interviewer who isn’t all about himself …

Deckard Deckard 6:37 pm 02 Dec 12

crappicker said :

show some real sports like judo, kayaking, athletics and the abc ratings will jump.

by 1

Pork Hunt Pork Hunt 6:02 pm 02 Dec 12

muscledude_oz said :

Deref said :

Madam Cholet said :

But please 666, if you are reading, spare a thought for those of us who do like listening to 666 for local and national stories, but still need quality content over the holiday period. Please, no more presenters just killing time until they go back to being the producer. As nice as they are, it just often doesn’t work.

+1

An please please please – now that you have digital radio, please set up a dedicated sports channel or ten so that the sports junkies can get their fix while the rest of us won’t have to put up with interminable bloody sport on 666 and News Radio.

… and they can finally put down those persistent rumours that the Sydney club rugby will be axed from ABC1 and replaced by women’s netball.

The netball is on commercial TV and I believe quite happy…

muscledude_oz muscledude_oz 5:21 pm 02 Dec 12

Deref said :

Madam Cholet said :

But please 666, if you are reading, spare a thought for those of us who do like listening to 666 for local and national stories, but still need quality content over the holiday period. Please, no more presenters just killing time until they go back to being the producer. As nice as they are, it just often doesn’t work.

+1

An please please please – now that you have digital radio, please set up a dedicated sports channel or ten so that the sports junkies can get their fix while the rest of us won’t have to put up with interminable bloody sport on 666 and News Radio.

… and they can finally put down those persistent rumours that the Sydney club rugby will be axed from ABC1 and replaced by women’s netball.

Pork Hunt Pork Hunt 5:12 pm 02 Dec 12

LSWCHP said :

abc said :

Yeah Angela Catterns was good, really really good.

If I wasn’t married, I would propose to Angela, just because I like the sound of her voice so much. What a woman!

And not very unattractive either…

crappicker crappicker 4:43 pm 02 Dec 12

Swapping Louise Maher out, a mature woman with life experience and a good sense of humor, and Adam Shirley in, who struggles to come up with anything relevant, reeks of managers with rocks in their head. I really want Louise back on air when I drive home, and I prefer Alex, who is terrific, over Genevieve when I drive in to work. The only improvement 666 needs is getting rid of that boring cricket. It is a real punishment to loose out out on Alex and Louise for the 5 days of a cricket test and than another 5 days and another and so on. The same goes for TV, cricket and golf is good for couch potatos and socialites, show some real sports like judo, kayaking, athletics and the abc ratings will jump.

Deref Deref 9:56 am 02 Dec 12

Madam Cholet said :

But please 666, if you are reading, spare a thought for those of us who do like listening to 666 for local and national stories, but still need quality content over the holiday period. Please, no more presenters just killing time until they go back to being the producer. As nice as they are, it just often doesn’t work.

+1

An please please please – now that you have digital radio, please set up a dedicated sports channel or ten so that the sports junkies can get their fix while the rest of us won’t have to put up with interminable bloody sport on 666 and News Radio.

LSWCHP LSWCHP 7:00 pm 01 Dec 12

abc said :

Yeah Angela Catterns was good, really really good.

If I wasn’t married, I would propose to Angela, just because I like the sound of her voice so much. What a woman!

Affirmative Action Man Affirmative Action Man 3:52 pm 01 Dec 12

Agree that Jo Laverty is good value

Madam Cholet Madam Cholet 9:59 am 01 Dec 12

Angela warmed to the role just as her time was up! She needed to ditch the ‘Sydney’ part of her style.

smiling politely smiling politely 8:48 am 01 Dec 12

Morgan said :

I actually don’t mind Ross Solly, but I wish they would get rid of Jo Laverty, …

Jo’s great and she’s noticeably getting better with the more time she’s spending on air. She won me over when a little while back she played PJ Harvey’s “Let England Shake” for the song quiz, in stark contrast to a lot of the dross that Solly plays.

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