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?