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Mike Welsh quits 2CC

By johnboy - 1 November 2013 13

CityNews are reporting that middle management has cost angry old man’s radio a rare talent:

DRIVE-TIME talk back presenter Mike Welsh has resigned from radio station 2CC this month after almost 11 years.

Welsh told “CityNews” the reason behind his resignation was a “long-running issue with middle management” that could not be solved.

“I’m disappointed it had to end like this and that we couldn’t get certain things done,” he says.

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Mike Welsh quits 2CC
Thumper 9:25 am 04 Nov 13

Got to admit, when I listened to Mike Welsh, which was rarely as I generally listen to 2XX Local n Live in the afternoons, I found him pretty balanced, or disliked everyone equally.

Given his serious criticism of the ACT government in recent times, specifically Joy Burch for complete incompetence and Gallagher in relation to hosptial waiting times and bullying, I wouldn’t be surprised to hear that management was leaned on….

thebrownstreak69 8:13 am 04 Nov 13

c_c™ said :

Bigzy and Solly both gone, goodness the good news keeps rolling in.

I’m sure they’re both nice people, but they were just excrutiating. Of course, all commercial breakfast radio and drive-time radio is excrutiating so they aren’t in a very exclusive club.

poetix 10:18 pm 03 Nov 13

What is a 2CC?

Seriously though, who wants to listen to talky talky when there is music?

miz 8:07 pm 03 Nov 13

Personally I thought Mr Welsh ‘called it as he saw it’ with a Canberra perspective. What a pity the issue could not be resolved.

A further comment about 2CC – Mr Parton’s program has been reasonably balanced journalistically until recently. However, Craig Emerson has not been replaced so there is nothing to balance the extreme right wing views of the Institute of Public Affairs, and Lib Greg Hunt’s government mantras. I hope they balance this up soon.

Affirmative Action M 7:18 pm 03 Nov 13

Roundhead89 said :

Welsh was out of place on 2CC with his spiteful criticism of Tony Abbott. During the horror Gillard years while other announcers on the station were slamming Gillard and calling for an election Welsh kept calling Abbott “the thug” and saying Abbott’s mantra is “I’ve got nothing”. He caused a serious rift with 2GB when he repeatedly criticised Ray Hadley and Chris Smith, and Smith was so fed up he called Welsh “an angry old man” despite the majority of Smith’s listeners on 2GB not knowing who Mike Welsh was.

Following Welsh’s winning of the radio industry award last year I commented on Mark Parton’s Facebook page that Parton should have won that award rather than “I’ve got nothing” Welsh. This year the judges agreed with me giving Mark not one but two awards. Welsh got nothing. He has now spat the dummy and walked out on the station which cut him so much slack and turned a blind eye to his many on-air indiscretions.

Canberra’s radio scene has suddenly improved and it is hoped a new announcer more in line with the 2CC/2GB ethos will take over from the gladly departed Welsh.

Not sure of the point you are making. Welshy is critical of most politicians & rightly so.
Everything he said about Abbott was spot on & Ray Hadley and Chris Smith are both nincompoops of the highest order.
He is one of the few journalists in town that takes on unpopular issues that affect local people and calls the clowns in the ACT Government to account.

I often disagree with him but think he is courageous & a man of principle.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 7:16 pm 03 Nov 13

Mr Evil said :

Roundhead89 said :

Welsh was out of place on 2CC with his spiteful criticism of Tony Abbott. During the horror Gillard years while other announcers on the station were slamming Gillard and calling for an election Welsh kept calling Abbott “the thug” and saying Abbott’s mantra is “I’ve got nothing”. He caused a serious rift with 2GB when he repeatedly criticised Ray Hadley and Chris Smith, and Smith was so fed up he called Welsh “an angry old man” despite the majority of Smith’s listeners on 2GB not knowing who Mike Welsh was.

Following Welsh’s winning of the radio industry award last year I commented on Mark Parton’s Facebook page that Parton should have won that award rather than “I’ve got nothing” Welsh. This year the judges agreed with me giving Mark not one but two awards. Welsh got nothing. He has now spat the dummy and walked out on the station which cut him so much slack and turned a blind eye to his many on-air indiscretions.

Canberra’s radio scene has suddenly improved and it is hoped a new announcer more in line with the 2CC/2GB ethos will take over from the gladly departed Welsh.

I have to ask: were you born stupid, or did you just gradually regress into that state?

As much as I hate Rudd and Gillard, I do agree with Welsh’s view about Abbott having ‘nothing’ – and sure as hell knows that Abbott has had plenty of time since the election to disprove it, yet he hasn’t done so…….yet!

Stop the boats (& the NBN!) seems about all he’s got.

Agreed. Welsh seemed to be the only presenter with a brain.

In fact, if you do not poop on Hadley or smith then you prove you have no brain.

shauno 6:18 pm 03 Nov 13

Mr Evil said :

Roundhead89 said :

Welsh was out of place on 2CC with his spiteful criticism of Tony Abbott. During the horror Gillard years while other announcers on the station were slamming Gillard and calling for an election Welsh kept calling Abbott “the thug” and saying Abbott’s mantra is “I’ve got nothing”. He caused a serious rift with 2GB when he repeatedly criticised Ray Hadley and Chris Smith, and Smith was so fed up he called Welsh “an angry old man” despite the majority of Smith’s listeners on 2GB not knowing who Mike Welsh was.

Following Welsh’s winning of the radio industry award last year I commented on Mark Parton’s Facebook page that Parton should have won that award rather than “I’ve got nothing” Welsh. This year the judges agreed with me giving Mark not one but two awards. Welsh got nothing. He has now spat the dummy and walked out on the station which cut him so much slack and turned a blind eye to his many on-air indiscretions.

Canberra’s radio scene has suddenly improved and it is hoped a new announcer more in line with the 2CC/2GB ethos will take over from the gladly departed Welsh.

I have to ask: were you born stupid, or did you just gradually regress into that state?

As much as I hate Rudd and Gillard, I do agree with Welsh’s view about Abbott having ‘nothing’ – and sure as hell knows that Abbott has had plenty of time since the election to disprove it, yet he hasn’t done so…….yet!

Stop the boats (& the NBN!) seems about all he’s got.

If he only stops the boats than thats easily enough. Labor wasted $12 billion by changing Howards successful people smuggling laws not much I know its only around the same amount as the current interest rate bill paying off Labors debt.

Mr Evil 3:38 pm 03 Nov 13

Roundhead89 said :

Welsh was out of place on 2CC with his spiteful criticism of Tony Abbott. During the horror Gillard years while other announcers on the station were slamming Gillard and calling for an election Welsh kept calling Abbott “the thug” and saying Abbott’s mantra is “I’ve got nothing”. He caused a serious rift with 2GB when he repeatedly criticised Ray Hadley and Chris Smith, and Smith was so fed up he called Welsh “an angry old man” despite the majority of Smith’s listeners on 2GB not knowing who Mike Welsh was.

Following Welsh’s winning of the radio industry award last year I commented on Mark Parton’s Facebook page that Parton should have won that award rather than “I’ve got nothing” Welsh. This year the judges agreed with me giving Mark not one but two awards. Welsh got nothing. He has now spat the dummy and walked out on the station which cut him so much slack and turned a blind eye to his many on-air indiscretions.

Canberra’s radio scene has suddenly improved and it is hoped a new announcer more in line with the 2CC/2GB ethos will take over from the gladly departed Welsh.

I have to ask: were you born stupid, or did you just gradually regress into that state?

As much as I hate Rudd and Gillard, I do agree with Welsh’s view about Abbott having ‘nothing’ – and sure as hell knows that Abbott has had plenty of time since the election to disprove it, yet he hasn’t done so…….yet!

Stop the boats (& the NBN!) seems about all he’s got.

c_c™ 3:07 pm 03 Nov 13

Bigzy and Solly both gone, goodness the good news keeps rolling in.

Roundhead89 11:43 am 03 Nov 13

Welsh was out of place on 2CC with his spiteful criticism of Tony Abbott. During the horror Gillard years while other announcers on the station were slamming Gillard and calling for an election Welsh kept calling Abbott “the thug” and saying Abbott’s mantra is “I’ve got nothing”. He caused a serious rift with 2GB when he repeatedly criticised Ray Hadley and Chris Smith, and Smith was so fed up he called Welsh “an angry old man” despite the majority of Smith’s listeners on 2GB not knowing who Mike Welsh was.

Following Welsh’s winning of the radio industry award last year I commented on Mark Parton’s Facebook page that Parton should have won that award rather than “I’ve got nothing” Welsh. This year the judges agreed with me giving Mark not one but two awards. Welsh got nothing. He has now spat the dummy and walked out on the station which cut him so much slack and turned a blind eye to his many on-air indiscretions.

Canberra’s radio scene has suddenly improved and it is hoped a new announcer more in line with the 2CC/2GB ethos will take over from the gladly departed Welsh.

460cixy 10:15 am 03 Nov 13

EvanJames said :

You missed the best news, that Bigsy horror is also going. YAY!

And her big gaping mouth won’t be missed

Spykler 9:47 am 03 Nov 13

+1

Could not agree more- like fingernails down a chalkboard from the very first minute she was on air.

EvanJames 11:02 pm 02 Nov 13

You missed the best news, that Bigsy horror is also going. YAY!

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