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Local News, Anna Napoli, Pete and Biggzy

By ThatUniStudent - 7 July 2011 27

When watching some shows on the new channels I’ve come across Anna Napoli reading the news. What a mixed bag she is presenting. A few weeks ago she referred to Woden as wooden, yeah, as in wooden furniture. Then she sprouts off place names like they were local suburbs when I’ve never heard of them. Occasionally I hear about ‘local’ news from Orange, Wollongong, Newcastle and other places I can’t even find on a map. It is also obvious that she’s reading a tele prompter as her eyes flicker left and right. Finally, the same recording pops up about three times a night, so when there is breaking stories like the NZ earthquakes and Japanese Tsunami she just sits there chatting about the opening of a new RSL club in Dubbo or other mundane stuff.

It kind of defeats the purpose if the local news isn’t local, and the reader can’t even pretend it is by getting the pronunciation of the suburbs right.

Why is it that local media have to hype things up? Why call it local news if really it is regional news? And why do local radio stations have to make out like every day is excitement plus? I was listening to Pete and Biggzy this morning and Pete was saying that something would be the biggest announcement we’d ever hear on the radio station. Bigger than what? Bigger than 9/11? Bigger than the Japan Tsunami? Bigger than Princess Di dieing? Bigger than some bus breaking down on Northbourne avenue holding up traffic?

Face it people. We are at the ass end of the universe. We know we’re not big potatoes compared to Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney or even Adelaide and Perth. You don’t have to hype up the media. We can cope with being called a regional centre. Just try pronounce the local names right and stop giving us news from Dubbo or Bogan Gate and calling it local.

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Local News, Anna Napoli, Pete and Biggzy
Mr Gillespie 12:25 pm 07 Jul 11

Here’s a scary thought for those judging me for liking these HOT newsreaders — I actually MET Christine Kinninmoth and she has actually read my works in detail, and she admired them (and she said and I quote “I couldn’t keep my nose out….”), so there!!

EvanJames 11:56 am 07 Jul 11

MrMagoo said :

Bring back Robbo and Christine Keninmonth and Mike Larkin

Robbo is doing national ads, I think, Kininmonth is inventing things, and yes, bring back Mike Larkan and his whistly nose!

I rather like that earnest young couple they have on one of the commercial stations, no idea which, they’re very young and eager, and the guy is the funniest looking chap you’ll ever see, giant toothy grin from ear to ear, but you want them to do well.

EvanJames 11:54 am 07 Jul 11

The people who read out those dodgy traffic reports on the radio are clearly from elsewhere. They insist on referring to Parkes Way as The ParkesWay and it’s really annoying.

Skidbladnir 11:18 am 07 Jul 11

Watching with non-locals trying to pronounce local names is always amusing.
But the number of times she pronounces Gungahlin with a short a, or Wanniassa as Wanaisa really starts to grind…
I look forward to the day she needs to cover a story such as Gungahlin Ngarigo man arrested in Ngunnawal for crimes commited earlier this week in Weetangera, who is subsequently taken to Belconnen police station.

Mr Gillespie said :

Anna Napoli, with her cute dark-coloured eyes, is hot stuff.

Watch it buddy, you’ve already scared off one newsreader

Jim Jones 11:16 am 07 Jul 11

Mr Gillespie said :

Biggzy is hot stuff.

Anna Napoli, with her cute dark-coloured eyes, is hot stuff.

Oh, please. Not another stalking from the creepy speeder.

Sammy 11:03 am 07 Jul 11

Anna Napoli is hilarious. If she was delivering a comedy sketch you’d describe it as dead-pan.

And the other chick (Amy?) must do her own makeup without the aid of a mirror.

Erg0 10:55 am 07 Jul 11

Mr Gillespie said :

Biggzy is hot stuff.

Anna Napoli, with her cute dark-coloured eyes, is hot stuff.

Good to see you’re continuing to take a healthy interest in local media.

Mr Gillespie 10:47 am 07 Jul 11

Biggzy is hot stuff.

Anna Napoli, with her cute dark-coloured eyes, is hot stuff.

Waiting For Godot 10:33 am 07 Jul 11

Channel Ten and news is an oxymoron.

Mysteryman 10:29 am 07 Jul 11

People actually watch the local news? Wow. I gave up years ago. There’s never anything of interest or actual importance that I couldn’t find out about faster via the internet.

Also, WIN couldn’t light a friggin news set if their lives depended on it, and their camera crews need to learn to use the damn zebra stripes in the viewfinder.

Rawhide Kid Part3 10:28 am 07 Jul 11

I think they call it regional / local news to keep within their Broadcast license. It has something to do with the local content agreements.
That way they (Southern Cross Media) don’t have to spend all that money producing a half hour local news presentation like WIN does so well.

johnboy 10:23 am 07 Jul 11

I know in my household Anna Napoli’s become a bit of a star in the “what on earth is she wearing?” stakes.

MrMagoo 10:19 am 07 Jul 11

Fair enough JB, but either way the ACT isn’t actually being serviced by SC Media in its reporting of news, especially by Ms Napoli. Bring back Robbo and Christine Keninmonth and Mike Larkin

johnboy 10:14 am 07 Jul 11

MrMagoo said :

The ‘service’ comes out of Southern Cross media out of Wollongong and thus it caters to a regional gambit. Not making excuses for it, it’s awful and she’s the most inane news reader ever. But that’s what happens with corss media ownership and cost cuttig. We might be the capital but we get treated like the back of beyond when it comes to news.

Pretty sure Southern Cross media are coming out of Canberra, but servicing vast regional areas.

MrMagoo 10:09 am 07 Jul 11

The ‘service’ comes out of Southern Cross media out of Wollongong and thus it caters to a regional gambit. Not making excuses for it, it’s awful and she’s the most inane news reader ever. But that’s what happens with corss media ownership and cost cuttig. We might be the capital but we get treated like the back of beyond when it comes to news.

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