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No more Mark Carmody on the ABC News

By johnboy - 30 March 2012 35

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The ABC types are getting excited on Twitter about the departure of the in equal parts loved and loathed Mark Carmody from the evening news:

Siobhan Heanue ? @siobhanheanue
The irrepressible, inimitable Mark Carmody is leaving @abcnewsACT. Who will plunder the OPH rose gardens now?

For those still watching the ABC News Mark Carmody tended to be an acquired taste, but one much admired once understood.

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No more Mark Carmody on the ABC News
s-s-a 3:14 pm 30 Mar 12

A bit of a love/hate thing happening in our house re Mark.

At least “showers” will get its second syllable back… always have a laugh at the way he says it but couldn’t even start to put his pronounciation in writing “shaaaares” but with more of an “oww” sound??

G-Fresh 2:27 pm 30 Mar 12

His enunciation of “Relative Humidity” was a nightly highlight. Will be missed.

GardeningGirl 1:43 pm 30 Mar 12

Maybe not the greatest weather presenter but I like him and I’ll miss seeing what flower he’s wearing each day.

PoQ 1:15 pm 30 Mar 12

Ahh … the “ABC Melbourne” person was Edwin Maher. When I lived in Victoria, I listened to him, mystified, when he said “…and continued fine north of the ranges”, because I grew up in a normal state where mountains go north-south, not east-west.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edwin_Maher

http://www.theage.com.au/national/accidental-sinologist-20100129-n470.html?skin=text-only

johnboy 12:45 pm 30 Mar 12

Cash strapped ABC? Oh my aching sides. The ABC is better resourced, and higher paid, than almost every other media organisation out there.

switch 12:41 pm 30 Mar 12

Holden Caulfield said :

Any idea who will be replacing him?

How about no-one. The news presenter is perfectly capable of reading out the weather, and they usually do on the weekends and the days Mark is elsewhere. That way the cash-strapped ABC could spend the money it saves on something more worthwhile.

Rollersk8r 12:40 pm 30 Mar 12

And I don’t know about inimitable. We do Carmody impersonations about 7:28pm every night in my house. Pregnant pause…. Good Evening Virginia!!

Rollersk8r 12:38 pm 30 Mar 12

He’s a likeable duffer and a good Canberran – just was never particularly suited to reading the weather.

astrojax 12:27 pm 30 Mar 12

does that mean he’ll leave the 666 drive show, too? aah, at last!

XO_VSOP 12:23 pm 30 Mar 12

This would be the best news I’ve heard all week. He was a loon of massive proportions.

Holden Caulfield 12:22 pm 30 Mar 12

Any idea who will be replacing him?

Would be nice to have Mark back on the radio doing the gardening spot on Saturday morning’s. That’s his bag, presenting on TV is not.

c_c 12:11 pm 30 Mar 12

Look, he was a terrible weather presenter. Mixing Tim Bailey style lack of focus with a grasp of English second only to Sir Joh B P was never going to work.

That said, by all accounts he’s a nice fellow with a genuine passion for gardening and Canberra, so all the best to him.

It just wasn’t the right role for him, just as you wouldn’t have Costa the organic gardener reading the news.

dtc 12:00 pm 30 Mar 12

I like him. Will be missed. By me, anyway

colourful sydney rac 11:57 am 30 Mar 12

thank christ.

PoQ 11:50 am 30 Mar 12

Perhaps he’ll get a job on Chinese TV, like the similarly loved/hated ABC Melbourne weather presenter from the nineties.

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