Trouble at the Mill for WIN?

johnboy 7 January 2009 21

Samuel Gordon Stewart has a predictably detailed account of trouble with WIN’s broadcast last night.

I saw Jessica Good apologise for transmission issues but can’t say I caught them myself.

Any of our expert readership with more to add?


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Eyeball In A Quart Jar Of Snot Eyeball In A Quart Jar Of Snot 12:45 pm 07 Jan 09

Wollongong is really just a metropolitan ‘Batemans Bay’.

I wouldn’t expect much more from WIN Television than a bunch of stoned monkeys working on 1960’s ex-Soviet broadcast equipment.

Plus, with all the millions of dollars that the Gordon family is keeping for themselves for complete Australian media ownership and Carribean fortresses, WIN can hardly afford decent equipment or reliable staff.

H1NG0 H1NG0 12:43 pm 07 Jan 09

I wonder when they are going stop broadcasting the news from the old Hi-fi section of Cash Converters

Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 12:42 pm 07 Jan 09

Thumper said :

I guess many years ago SGS would have been considered eccentric?

Even today, the difference between being labelled Crazy or Eccentric is just money\respect.

“There’s a crazy old woman who lives in a fibro shack on Mt Ainslie, she might throw a cat at you if you get too close, though.”
vs
“There’s an eccentric old woman who lives in the castle on Squirthington Heath and her family own the factory which employs 150 locals. She’ll probably try to give you a high-velocity cat if you try and visit, though.”

Pandy Pandy 12:28 pm 07 Jan 09

I got to get me some of them News shite.

heh heh

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 12:14 pm 07 Jan 09

You heard it here first folks, Jessica Good is a drug pusher!

Pandy Pandy 11:37 am 07 Jan 09

Jessica just needs to peddle faster

peterh peterh 11:05 am 07 Jan 09

paperboy said :

Given the the problems were not just news related, they could have been caused by a link failure. My guess is between Gong and Canberra. For those who don’t know, Win News goes to Gong first in a round trip to get to air in Canberra. There’s not much anyone can do about those problems until a tech is called out. There are some big bushfires in the southern Highlands. They may have contributed to the problem.

and the heat from the high temps in NSW may have overloaded a couple of grids.

paperboy paperboy 11:00 am 07 Jan 09

Given the the problems were not just news related, they could have been caused by a link failure. My guess is between Gong and Canberra. For those who don’t know, Win News goes to Gong first in a round trip to get to air in Canberra. There’s not much anyone can do about those problems until a tech is called out. There are some big bushfires in the southern Highlands. They may have contributed to the problem.

Mr Evil Mr Evil 10:42 am 07 Jan 09

Yeah, we all give Sam a hard time, but I really think he’s pretty harmless.

Maybe WIN should stop buying their equipment from Dick Smith?

Thumper Thumper 10:34 am 07 Jan 09

I guess many years ago SGS would have been considered eccentric?

peterh peterh 10:29 am 07 Jan 09

BerraBoy68 said :

Skidbladnir said :

Samuel Gordon Stewart bio from GrodsCorp: http://www.grods.com/proud-to-be-samuel/

Samuel’s comment section was once a goldmine of pure comedy.

Cheers skid. I’ve just had a read through. Initially I was confused as SGS seesm failry articulate when he posts on RA but that URL puts a lot of stuff into perspective. Seems to me that SGS is simply unique. The world needs more unique (and harmless) people like that.

and the bio comments are from people who know him. many aren’t very flattering. I never knew what he looked like. now i understand all.

BerraBoy68 BerraBoy68 10:19 am 07 Jan 09

Oh, sorry back OT… as for Win, I was channel surfing and it looked to me like a live camera feed was coming through from a camera focussed on a wall.

BerraBoy68 BerraBoy68 10:17 am 07 Jan 09

Skidbladnir said :

Samuel Gordon Stewart bio from GrodsCorp: http://www.grods.com/proud-to-be-samuel/

Samuel’s comment section was once a goldmine of pure comedy.

Cheers skid. I’ve just had a read through. Initially I was confused as SGS seesm failry articulate when he posts on RA but that URL puts a lot of stuff into perspective. Seems to me that SGS is simply unique. The world needs more unique (and harmless) people like that.

Thumper Thumper 10:15 am 07 Jan 09

Trouble at t’mill…

caf caf 10:12 am 07 Jan 09

I thought the correct phrasing was “Trouble at Mill”.

H1NG0 H1NG0 9:24 am 07 Jan 09

Maybe WIN’s 70’s era gear is showing its age

Thumper Thumper 9:24 am 07 Jan 09

SGS is right out there, kind of like Bowie in space sort of out there.

A rebel to his bootstraps.

Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 9:22 am 07 Jan 09

Samuel Gordon Stewart bio from GrodsCorp: http://www.grods.com/proud-to-be-samuel/

Samuel’s comment section was once a goldmine of pure comedy.

Madman Madman 9:21 am 07 Jan 09

Everyone is currently understaffed in Canberra due to the holiday season, I would suspect that someone is filling in for a role which doesn’t have the same level as experience. No hard feelings.

ant ant 9:12 am 07 Jan 09

I think at this time of year they all have the work experience kid on. One of the FM radio stations on the weekend got into a horrible mess during their news broadcast, and it went on for pretty-well the whole news.

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