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Lineup shuffle on The Beast

By 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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™ 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.

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