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Stupification of commercial radio in Canberra

By SimonSmith 25 September 2012 44

I’m a community radio listener but over the weekend my son flicked past a commercial station where I heard them say that “Captain Underpants” is giving away tickets to an upcoming Canberra production of War of the Worlds.

Now, I’m not a prude and I like a bit of fun as much as the next bloke, but really, do we have to sink to “Captain Underpants” to promote the superb music of Jeff Wayne and the classic Orson Welles story?

It’s trite and juvenile and so typical of what’s heard on commercial radio in Canberra.  Please, if you can’t think of anything more creative than “Captain Underpants”, just give the tickets away to the first caller.  We don’t also need the nauseating visuals of “Captain Underpants” inflicted on us.


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Overheard 12:27 pm 27 Sep 12

Anyhoo, back to radio. Tune in to 92.7FM now for one of the best in the business. Phil Birch-Marston doing his usual Thursday and Friday Arts Café show until 1.30pm.

Disclaimer: I’m not currently on any radio station and left Artsound in May.

Overheard 12:22 pm 27 Sep 12

RiotFrog said :

Overheard said :

RiotFrog said :

Overheard said :

Speaking of ‘stupidification’, I jumped in the car at lunch-time and THE very first words I heard when I turned on a commy station were ‘very unique’.

Grrrrr!

Right up there with ‘myriad of’.

It’s not English, people. NOT English.

Oh but it is. Take a look at the Macquarie Dictionary’s definition of “unique”…

You lost me at “Macquarie Dictionary”. Unique is binary. It is or it isn’t. No shades of grey.

Overheard said :

RiotFrog said :

Overheard said :

Speaking of ‘stupidification’, I jumped in the car at lunch-time and THE very first words I heard when I turned on a commy station were ‘very unique’.

Grrrrr!

Right up there with ‘myriad of’.

It’s not English, people. NOT English.

Oh but it is. Take a look at the Macquarie Dictionary’s definition of “unique”…

You lost me at “Macquarie Dictionary”. Unique is binary. It is or it isn’t. No shades of grey.

My point exactly. It says

“unique
// (say yooh’neek)
adjective 1. of which there is only one; sole.
2. having no like or equal; standing alone in comparison with others; unequalled.
3. remarkable, rare or unusual: *A well-planned bush picnic can be a unique experience for a city child. –betty preston, 1968. [French, from Latin ?nicus; replacing earlier unic, from Latin ?nicus]
–uniquely, adverb
–uniqueness, noun

Usage: Some writers insist that unique cannot mean `remarkable’ and that phrases like very unique are therefore nonsense. There is nevertheless ample evidence of its use in this way.”

And lots of people say ‘alternate’ when they mean ‘alternative’. They’ll even use the Macqaurie dictionary to tell you that ‘agreeance’ is extant.

Doesn’t make it right.

To paraphrase the MacDic’s footnote: “There is nevertheless ample evidence that many people are ar$e hats and couldn’t find their anal orifice without a road-map and a theodolite.”

Just sayin’…

RiotFrog 11:54 am 27 Sep 12

Overheard said :

RiotFrog said :

Overheard said :

Speaking of ‘stupidification’, I jumped in the car at lunch-time and THE very first words I heard when I turned on a commy station were ‘very unique’.

Grrrrr!

Right up there with ‘myriad of’.

It’s not English, people. NOT English.

Oh but it is. Take a look at the Macquarie Dictionary’s definition of “unique”…

You lost me at “Macquarie Dictionary”. Unique is binary. It is or it isn’t. No shades of grey.

Overheard said :

RiotFrog said :

Overheard said :

Speaking of ‘stupidification’, I jumped in the car at lunch-time and THE very first words I heard when I turned on a commy station were ‘very unique’.

Grrrrr!

Right up there with ‘myriad of’.

It’s not English, people. NOT English.

Oh but it is. Take a look at the Macquarie Dictionary’s definition of “unique”…

You lost me at “Macquarie Dictionary”. Unique is binary. It is or it isn’t. No shades of grey.

My point exactly. It says

“unique
// (say yooh’neek)
adjective 1. of which there is only one; sole.
2. having no like or equal; standing alone in comparison with others; unequalled.
3. remarkable, rare or unusual: *A well-planned bush picnic can be a unique experience for a city child. –betty preston, 1968. [French, from Latin ?nicus; replacing earlier unic, from Latin ?nicus]
–uniquely, adverb
–uniqueness, noun

Usage: Some writers insist that unique cannot mean `remarkable’ and that phrases like very unique are therefore nonsense. There is nevertheless ample evidence of its use in this way.”

Overheard 11:28 am 27 Sep 12

RiotFrog said :

Overheard said :

Speaking of ‘stupidification’, I jumped in the car at lunch-time and THE very first words I heard when I turned on a commy station were ‘very unique’.

Grrrrr!

Right up there with ‘myriad of’.

It’s not English, people. NOT English.

Oh but it is. Take a look at the Macquarie Dictionary’s definition of “unique”…

You lost me at “Macquarie Dictionary”. Unique is binary. It is or it isn’t. No shades of grey.

rosscoact 10:18 am 27 Sep 12

What happened to the singer Ivor Biggun? 1980s I think?

Henry82 10:10 am 27 Sep 12

>flicked past a commercial station

well, there’s your problem.

Commercial radio is only listened to by school kids and ‘tradies’, hence they’re just appealing to the target demographic

RiotFrog 9:54 am 27 Sep 12

Overheard said :

Speaking of ‘stupidification’, I jumped in the car at lunch-time and THE very first words I heard when I turned on a commy station were ‘very unique’.

Grrrrr!

Right up there with ‘myriad of’.

It’s not English, people. NOT English.

Oh but it is. Take a look at the Macquarie Dictionary’s definition of “unique”…

poetix 9:33 am 27 Sep 12

I knew a Juan King once. At the ANU…

Overheard 5:12 am 27 Sep 12

Pork Hunt said :

Spykler said :

Overheard said :

Jungle Jim said :

Pretty sure Wayne Kerr and Jack Imoff are mates with Hugh too!

I seriously did work with a Wayne Kerr in the 1980s. What were his parents thinking?

Same…worked with a Wayne Kerr in the late 80’s- wonder if its the same guy? employed at the air force base?

There used to a Wayne King there for many years…

But I worked with this one in an office in the parliamentary triangle.

Overheard 5:10 am 27 Sep 12

Pork Hunt said :

Spykler said :

Overheard said :

Jungle Jim said :

Pretty sure Wayne Kerr and Jack Imoff are mates with Hugh too!

I seriously did work with a Wayne Kerr in the 1980s. What were his parents thinking?

Same…worked with a Wayne Kerr in the late 80’s- wonder if its the same guy? employed at the air force base?

There used to a Wayne King there for many years…

Ah, gees. That’s his name, not Kerr. King. Gawd bless me memory.

Pork Hunt 9:22 pm 26 Sep 12

Spykler said :

Overheard said :

Jungle Jim said :

Pretty sure Wayne Kerr and Jack Imoff are mates with Hugh too!

I seriously did work with a Wayne Kerr in the 1980s. What were his parents thinking?

Same…worked with a Wayne Kerr in the late 80’s- wonder if its the same guy? employed at the air force base?

There used to a Wayne King there for many years…

Woody Mann-Caruso 7:29 pm 26 Sep 12

for the homogenization and Americanization of Australian culture

Ironic use of the letter ‘z’.

Spykler 6:39 pm 26 Sep 12

Overheard said :

Jungle Jim said :

Pretty sure Wayne Kerr and Jack Imoff are mates with Hugh too!

I seriously did work with a Wayne Kerr in the 1980s. What were his parents thinking?

Same…worked with a Wayne Kerr in the late 80’s- wonder if its the same guy? employed at the air force base?

bundah 5:45 pm 26 Sep 12

SnapperJack said :

Conan of Cooma said :

Mate, you don’t even know who wrote The War of the Worlds, you shouldn’t be commenting on ‘stupification’.

“Stupification”? Isn’t the word stupefaction?

No stupification

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=stupification

poetix 4:47 pm 26 Sep 12

SnapperJack said :

Conan of Cooma said :

Mate, you don’t even know who wrote The War of the Worlds, you shouldn’t be commenting on ‘stupification’.

“Stupification”? Isn’t the word stupefaction?

Neologism is not an FM station.

Overheard 3:41 pm 26 Sep 12

Speaking of ‘stupidification’, I jumped in the car at lunch-time and THE very first words I heard when I turned on a commy station were ‘very unique’.

Grrrrr!

Right up there with ‘myriad of’.

It’s not English, people. NOT English.

Overheard 11:36 am 26 Sep 12

On topic, maybe I’m just getting old and reverting to my roots, but I was tuned to commy radio the other morning and one station had a guy on there who was just about making love to the sound of his own voice, so I switched to the other where the quality of the audio was something akin to sticking a red hot knitting needle in his ear, so I turned over to 2CA.

It was blissful. I’m embracing my middleageacality!

Overheard 11:34 am 26 Sep 12

Jungle Jim said :

Overheard said :

Jungle Jim said :

Pretty sure Wayne Kerr and Jack Imoff are mates with Hugh too!

I seriously did work with a Wayne Kerr in the 1980s. What were his parents thinking?

I may have known his son, through a Weston Creek high school, in the very early nineties.

Unlikely. This guy was about 20 in 1987 so he would have been an early starter!

SnapperJack 11:02 am 26 Sep 12

Conan of Cooma said :

Mate, you don’t even know who wrote The War of the Worlds, you shouldn’t be commenting on ‘stupification’.

“Stupification”? Isn’t the word stupefaction?

zorro29 10:37 am 26 Sep 12

Sammy said :

It’s not just commercial radio. The other day on 666 radio they used the word ‘tit’! Ok, so it was during a bird-watching segment, but nevertheless! Disgusting!

hhahahahaha…that made me giggle out loud at work…gold

i don’t listen much to commercial radio (iPod listener in the car and mostly ride a bike around) but radio in Canberra is particularly low brow and stupid. the morning show on the 2day network is un-listenable. the token woman they have on the show is incredibly daft and annoying and the men are abrasive and offputting.

but it must appeal to the masses

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