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Parton boned from 106???

By AngryHenry - 9 July 2008 53

The Canberra media community is abuzz with controversy after the quick departure of Mark Parton from the Mix106 breakfast slot… Only to be replaced by FM104.7 personality (I use the term ‘personality’ extremely loosely) Cam Sullings as if we would never notice.

I guess Mix 106 are presenting more than one ‘Cheap Trick’ to the people of Canberra at the moment.

If you think that all reports of things being amicable regading his departure are fact, think again. These sort of affairs are ususally pretty messy. I have heard runmours of a suspension that lead to a massive row between hosts, of which Parton was on the losing end.

Due to the fact that Canberra FM Radio Pty. Ltd (owners of both 104.7 and 106.3) will not shell out any decent cash for a proper breakfast show – thus giving no incentive for decent or fresh entertainers to apply – listeners are yet again stuck with a second-rate program. It’s all about making those advertising dollars though right guys?

– Right!

Here’s a quaestion to those who think they’re in the know, what do you think happens when those ads come on anyway?

I can tell you right now we don’t pull over, or turn the radio up or stop what we’re doing to hear that important message from your sponsor, WE SWITCH OFF!!!

Any clarification or fuel to this little fire is of course, much appreciated.

What’s Your opinion?


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53 Responses to
Parton boned from 106???
zanzibar01 12:46 pm 09 Jul 08

You people are unbelievable. Yeah, Mark was a good presenter, but he’s gone now. And there’s a new guy. Big deal. Geez, give the guy a chance. He probably has never worked with Lisa before, so it’s going to take a few days to get into the swing of things.

I have been listening, and I have to say I like what I hear. Yeah, it’s different ot Mark and Lisa, but I like the chemistry between the two of them, and Cam seems more of a bloke. A good match for Lisa’s girly persona.

They might be media identities, but they are doing their job, and sounding like they are having fun. And that’s what I need in the morning.

As for switching to 2CA…come on, it’s not the end of the world. If you’re going to bag out someone, bag out the breakfast show on 2CA. No intellignet conversation what so ever. Every time I turn it on, they are giving away stuff. I prefer some intelligent conversation in the morning, and althought they sometimes talk rubbish, 106 gives me that.

And yes, I am a fan of the station. And I know alot of people in my department who love the station.

Colin_Dixon 12:45 pm 09 Jul 08

His audience halved in the last radio survey – his competitors in breakfast on other stations were at his heels eg. Mike Jeffreys on 2CC

PeraPHon 12:44 pm 09 Jul 08

Crikey said :

I am looking for a new morning ‘drive to work’ radio station.

I’ve now given up and just play a CD now. 106.3 lost me when Mark was going on about his daughter’s irresponsibility, not taking the dog for a walk a set number of times per week. It’s all well and good to make a social commentary about how kids, no matter how old, lack a certain sense of responsibility… but after awhile, it just got old.

Woody 12:37 pm 09 Jul 08

I have heard numerous things through the grapevine, one of them being that Lisa is extremely difficult to work with. She has gotten a lot of high profile Canberra business identities offside with her whingeing and whining. Mark probably had enough of her too.

She never had anything to say on that program and all she did was cackle. Her intelligence level appeared to be that of a chook so maybe that’s why all she ever did was laugh.

Crikey I have to agree with you though that Cam appears to have nothing to say either so all of a sudden we had an intelligent breakfast announcer with wit replaced by someone who cannot seem to string two sentences together and a laughing bimbo.

And after listening the last couple of mornings I am believing the rumours I heard about her being pretentious. Fancy saying to your on-air partner “You are only on trial here”. I heard her say that twice in the same hour.

I think Mix would be better getting rid of her and getting Parto back teamed with Joey. Easy to listen to and intelligent!

Guess I will be flicking the switch now too.

peterh 12:31 pm 09 Jul 08

Crikey said :

I am not too impressed with this Cam guy. He stumbles over his words all the time. He is also not as amusing as Parton. Also, while only early stages, but the show is very flat.

I am looking for a new morning ‘drive to work’ radio station.

come to the dark side, join us on 2CA – and try to guess the secret sound – I have given up, buggered if i know what it is.

Crikey 12:10 pm 09 Jul 08

I am not too impressed with this Cam guy. He stumbles over his words all the time. He is also not as amusing as Parton. Also, while only early stages, but the show is very flat.

I am looking for a new morning ‘drive to work’ radio station.

Thumper 12:01 pm 09 Jul 08

Sounds like advertising to me…

harley 11:59 am 09 Jul 08

I listen to Ross Solly (sp?) on the ABC. He’s a big tool, but his tool factor is the lowest of all the tools on the radio here…

All ACT radio is a sheltered workshop for radio presenters. Same as the gubmint. But that’s off topic…

jakez 11:41 am 09 Jul 08

“Here’s a quaestion to those who think they’re in the know, what do you think happens when those ads come on anyway?

I can tell you right now we don’t pull over, or turn the radio up or stop what we’re doing to hear that important message from your sponsor, WE SWITCH OFF!!!”

With detailed analysis like that, UC should give you a Professorship. Forget studies and experts who devote their careers to making advertising work. Forget the businesses whose very livelihood depends on successful campaigns. Angry Henry knows it all intuitively. Let us bask in the warm glowing warming glow of his glorious insights.

If you want to break the ‘Canberra FM Radio Pty Ltd’ stranglehold on shitty breakfast radio, I suggest you start lobbying the Government to give up its racket on spectrum licenses. Radio is a classic Government made oligopoly.

OzChick 11:22 am 09 Jul 08

Aw… So that is where Cam is going…

Roadrage77 10:56 am 09 Jul 08

I have zero tolerance for Lisa’s incessant off-mike, monkey-like cackling over stuff that really is not funny at all. To paraphrase (the real) Holden Caulfield, she’s a grade-A phony. 2CA all the way baby!

fnaah 10:24 am 09 Jul 08

IS it just me, or does that article sound like it could well have been written by Mark himself?

captainwhorebags 10:19 am 09 Jul 08

He seemed like a nice bloke, but I stopped listening to 106.3 when it seemed to be 50% ads and 50% Mark talking about his kids.

TAD 10:07 am 09 Jul 08
buttons 9:44 am 09 Jul 08

Interesting! I saw Cam Sullings out on Saturday and he was all decked out in 106 promotional gear (hat, jacket).. thought it was odd.. I thought he was with 104… it all makes sense now!

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