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

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 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.

colourful sydney racing identity colourful sydney racing identity 12:23 pm 03 Dec 08

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 Thumper 12:21 pm 03 Dec 08

Ah.. Fools troll…

ant ant 12:18 pm 03 Dec 08

It’s a fake troll. And a bad one!

Thumper Thumper 11:23 am 03 Dec 08

It’s got to be a wind up.

BerraBoy68 BerraBoy68 11:02 am 03 Dec 08

Pretty Please JB?

AngryHenry 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.

colourful sydney racing identity colourful sydney racing identity 1:23 pm 02 Dec 08

Best radio in the morning? easy – radio national.

miz 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.

Nambucco Deliria Nambucco Deliria 12:27 pm 02 Dec 08

But Scotty and Nige, whilst also Tossers, aren’t marketing themselves as ‘family friendly’. I think Mark’s insistence that he’s all about ‘the family’ is a subtle repositioning on his part so he can stand for Family First next time he gets the election itch.

ant ant 12:24 pm 02 Dec 08

Thank god Scotty and Nige DON’T crap on about their families. Do people really want to hear about other peoples’ kids?

AngryHenry AngryHenry 11:49 am 02 Dec 08

Horses for courses hey.

It would be good to see another commercial station enter the market and make things really competitive, the downside of that is that whoever is at the bottom of the pack could go right out of business because it would probably be unsustainable for them to make any revenue with advertising dollars being spent at the more popular stations. It would be good to see 104 and 106 bumped off their perch for something fresh, although I know how much Canberrans seem to fear change…

It could maybe make some of the stations lift their game though, particularly the commercial ones who seem to be all about looking after their advertisers as opposed to their listeners.

gingermick gingermick 11:46 am 02 Dec 08

Heard him for the first time the other day, gibbering on from some store opening in Yass. A complete tool!

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