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Mark Parton – hey 2ca, we need that afternoon bloke in the mornings!

By StillRockin 2 December 2008 36

This afternoon I heard Mark Parton on 2ca, and couldn’t believe it.  What a breath of fresh air on that tired sounding AM station!

I used to listen to him on 106 until he left and I switched to Art Sound.

But driving past the Albert Hall in a taxi today (where I still remember Sherbet performing when Darryl Braithwaite was sporting a beard) I heard a familiar voice.

I might tune into 2ca again if they move Parton into mornings.  His family friendly style got us all going when he was on 106.  It’s funny, you know, in the few times I’ve listened to 2ca, I’ve never once heard the regulars talking about their wives or kids – do they even have a life outside radio?

I reckon if Parton could bring the thousands of people who voted for him across to his new station, 2ca would be over the moon. We’ve got talkback for the oldies on Triple 6, and stuff for the youngsters on the FM’s, but what about having brekky show with good music and a family friendly personality for the rest of us?

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Overheard 12:40 pm 03 Dec 08

colourful sydney racing identity said :

Just wondering, does anyone else think Kris Kringle and StillRockin are one and the same?

And, yes, Mario has to be a wind up.

Nah, not unless they’ve gone to some minute detail to very subtley change one, maybe two, elements of their writing style. Always possible if you’re trying to run two identities, I s’pose. Will just have to wait and see if one ‘logs on to the wrong machine’.

In the meantime I’m off to see if Toys R Crap have a super Wind-Up Mario. Make a great Xmas present.

Just wondering, does anyone else think Kris Kringle and StillRockin are one and the same?

And, yes, Mario has to be a wind up.

Thumper 12:21 pm 03 Dec 08

Ah.. Fools troll…

ant 12:18 pm 03 Dec 08

It’s a fake troll. And a bad one!

Thumper 11:23 am 03 Dec 08

It’s got to be a wind up.

BerraBoy68 11:02 am 03 Dec 08

Pretty Please JB?

AngryHenry 10:13 am 03 Dec 08

Mario said :

had to work in familey furniture shop & not go to skool. But papa sed in australia U haf to make yorself heard even if U dont know what yor talking about. this is sumthing i do know about but maybee i used wrong words. you undrstand me better if insted of gay i say bum chum? dats Y they can’t hav babys!!!

I would attempt to engage in a battle of wits with this man but clearly he is unarmed.

Mario 9:34 pm 02 Dec 08

had to work in familey furniture shop & not go to skool. But papa sed in australia U haf to make yorself heard even if U dont know what yor talking about. this is sumthing i do know about but maybee i used wrong words. you undrstand me better if insted of gay i say bum chum? dats Y they can’t hav babys!!!

BerraBoy68 9:06 pm 02 Dec 08

Mario said :

yuse R all sily fools, da reason 2ca peeple neva talk about wives or girlfrends is because their gay!!!!! they can’t talk abuot kids coz gays can’t hav babys and theres NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT! pleeze leeve them alone to live with other men if thats wot they N-joy!!!

If only JB kept NoTM going.. this hits all the right points, i.e. random caps, bad spelling, grammar, nonsensical arguments etc. Please JB can we make an exception this month? It is Xmas!

I-filed 8:01 pm 02 Dec 08

I’d listen to 2CA more if the sound quality was better … is it just in the inner north that it’s no good, or is it their transmitter?

Mario 7:47 pm 02 Dec 08

yuse R all sily fools, da reason 2ca peeple neva talk about wives or girlfrends is because their gay!!!!! they can’t talk abuot kids coz gays can’t hav babys and theres NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT! pleeze leeve them alone to live with other men if thats wot they N-joy!!!

fabforty 7:35 pm 02 Dec 08

I also think Mark Parton is/was a total bore as well as being patronising and insincere. I rarely turned to 106.3 back then except to check out the music. As soon as I heard him mention his unfortunately named children and anything else to do with his marriage/mortgage and “why doesn’t the government do something ?” etc I switched back.

As far as bringing “all the people who voted for him” to 2CA, I actually spluttered into my sauv blanc (shocking waste).

Surely StillRockin’s real initials are MP.

Kris Kringle 7:08 pm 02 Dec 08

I think it’s important for a radio DJ to be able to relate to his audience and I’ve always admired Mark Parton’s ability to communicate with your typical ‘Joe the plumber’ by bringing some of his personal life eg family, mortgages etc. to the airwaves. It helps you connect with th DJ, and I’ve not found many other local DJs in my age group who have been able to that. I think he would be very good on the early morning slot on AM radio.

iObject 2:28 pm 02 Dec 08

Someone has to have a wife and kids (and talk about them constantly at work) to have a life?

I know many married parents who’d beg to differ.

Best radio in the morning? easy – radio national.

miz 12:43 pm 02 Dec 08

Nah, 666 has way too much sport. It’s worse over summer but it’s basically an overdose all year – so b-o-o-o-or-ing! If they shunted the sport to another frequency, it would make everyone happy, sports haters and lovers alike.

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