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i think a few on here under-estimate Hutchy and his business acumen.

He will turn SEN into a national broadcaster and continue selling content to it through Crocmedia.

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4 hours ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Totally understanderable in the mines, but just shocking treatment from a radio studio, when no warning was given at all

Hutchison has no social skills at all. 

He is 10 x worse than the Ox on air if you have heard him on Saturday Mornings. 

He is just a mouthpiece for McDonald’s Advertising...

never bothered to fit an antenna to my stereo for commercial radio, and don't even have free to air TV at home.

Have no idea who most of the mentioned names are.

Hope Ox can find some work soon. Always jobs going in the mines. Maybe I can swing something for him ;)

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These two guys worked there for 12 and 14 years and were basically told to p-ss off, hand in your pass now and get out of the station immediately. Surely after that long a little more respect is due.

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For Sen December is killing time, in the middle of AFL, off season not much is happening, huchy is the most unpopular media presenter in the AFL world, he might be good behind the scenes, he is good at door stopping hiding behide bushes.

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2 hours ago, Redleg said:

These two guys worked there for 12 and 14 years and were basically told to p-ss off, hand in your pass now and get out of the station immediately. Surely after that long a little more respect is due.

Would the ox get a handy payout after having been there that long? Either LSL or severance payout? 

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10 hours ago, rjay said:

Just watch this space...

They have been angling to get Hird on, it won't be drive time but they did a nice little softener with Mike Sheahan and Lyon using him as some kind of expert on something that slips my mind now. There was no context just an excuse to test the waters.

That will be the end of SEN for me...

Well this is interesting because my first reaction was who are the replacements! Appalling treatment of employees by the way, and this speaks volumes of the management, are we talking Hutchy and Doctor Turd? I liked the Ox for his sense of humour and Marko for his golf but if you are listening it is not for intellectual depth for heaven's sake. I think SEN is on the way out. Garry Lyon is hard work in the mornings, KB is gold mid morning but now they have nought till Finey in the night who I find irritating but some like. If we are talking Hirdy forget it, the great non personality surely? 

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Love the Ox but couldn’t stand the show. 

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i never listen to sen, but what a bastard way to terminate two long-standing employees. i hope there is karma coming.

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18 minutes ago, Earl Hood said:

If we are talking Hirdy forget it, the great non personality surely?

Similar non personality to Lyon...but they're just dying to get him on air.

Agree on KB, he is gold and still going strong but how much longer can he carry the station for?

Einstein Frawely is being set up to take one of the available spots for certain and I notice they've got Michael Christian on in the mornings so he might be another. I just can't listen to him, like watching paint dry he's that boring.

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11 minutes ago, rjay said:

Similar non personality to Lyon...but they're just dying to get him on air.

Agree on KB, he is gold and still going strong but how much longer can he carry the station for?

Einstein Frawely is being set up to take one of the available spots for certain and I notice they've got Michael Christian on in the mornings so he might be another. I just can't listen to him, like watching paint dry he's that boring.

Rjay if they are setting up Spud Frawley, they are struggling surely? Or am I misjudging the audience? Maybe it is me but Spud is a not very interesting relic of the 70's and talks like he is still in the change rooms from when he played. Very cringeworthy at times, blokey talk about not getting enough from the missus, [censored] ups with mates etc. And importantly not much analysis of the games when he is supposed to be talking about it rather than him so what is the attraction? 

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20 minutes ago, rjay said:

Similar non personality to Lyon...but they're just dying to get him on air.

Agree on KB, he is gold and still going strong but how much longer can he carry the station for?

Einstein Frawely is being set up to take one of the available spots for certain and I notice they've got Michael Christian on in the mornings so he might be another. I just can't listen to him, like watching paint dry he's that boring.

Last friday morning there was 4 Collingwood people on in a row, it was absurd. 

Danny Frawley being groomed for sure. 

2 words: Why Bother?

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If I go into work tomorrow morning and give notice, I'll get 4 weeks pay + my entitlements, escorted to clean out my stuff, then escorted off the site.  It's a pretty common practice across all fields.  It's not that they think you will sabotage the place, it's that in those 4 weeks you can gather some pretty good intel to take to a competitor. And you add that to a booting... well, it's a lot safer to pay them out than have them around.

It's a sad fact, but a true one, that business is not run on feelings. It's run on what is good for the business, and feelings be damned. People come and people go, but the business lives on.

 

 

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On 09/12/2017 at 10:43 PM, Whispering_Jack said:

What an outrageous way to treat anyone let alone a champion of our club.

"We had 5 minutes to get our stuff together & by the time I got to the front door, my email had been cut off and my pass had been cancelled"

David Schwarz who, along with Mark Allen, were sacked by SEN when their programme ended last night.

Is it Hutchy’s Crocmedia that owns the station? 

Not quite. The owners of SEN (and some other media assets) is the ASX listed Pacific Star Network. A couple of weeks ago Pacific Star Network announced that it had formed some sort of agreement with Croc Media (a joint venture maybe?) and that Craig Hutcheson would be the new CEO. 

I'm not sure if that deal has closed or whether Hutcheson has taken up the CEO role yet. The end of the Schwarz and Marco show may or may not be unrelated to the changes. However, as annoying as some people find him on air,  Hutcheson clearly has an eye for sports media and appears to have been very successful growing Croc Media over the last 10 years.

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The only good thing to come out of us missing the finals was I stopped listening to the radio (which included a lot of SEN) and started listening to podcasts.

This morning on the way to work I turned on SEN for a brief minute and heard Danny Frawley talking about Collingwood's injury problems.  It's December.

As for Craig Hutchison, the sight and sound of him makes my skin crawl, I wouldn't trust him as far as I could throw him.

Crocmedia fined $24,000 for exploiting young workers

He's the kind of person that would commercialise every aspect of the AFL (even more so than is done now) just to make a quick buck even if that commercialisation would in the long-run ruin what it is that people love about the game.

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10 hours ago, Earl Hood said:

Rjay if they are setting up Spud Frawley, they are struggling surely? Or am I misjudging the audience? Maybe it is me but Spud is a not very interesting relic of the 70's and talks like he is still in the change rooms from when he played. Very cringeworthy at times, blokey talk about not getting enough from the missus, [censored] ups with mates etc. And importantly not much analysis of the games when he is supposed to be talking about it rather than him so what is the attraction? 

Agree. How he ever coached the Tigers for 5 years is staggering.

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24 minutes ago, Clint Bizkit said:

The only good thing to come out of us missing the finals was I stopped listening to the radio (which included a lot of SEN) and started listening to podcasts.

This morning on the way to work I turned on SEN for a brief minute and heard Danny Frawley talking about Collingwood's injury problems.  It's December.

As for Craig Hutchison, the sight and sound of him makes my skin crawl, I wouldn't trust him as far as I could throw him.

Crocmedia fined $24,000 for exploiting young workers

He's the kind of person that would commercialise every aspect of the AFL (even more so than is done now) just to make a quick buck even if that commercialisation would in the long-run ruin what it is that people love about the game.

Thanks for that article CB, was unaware that had happened 

not suprised at all

 

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14 hours ago, Moonshadow said:

Would the ox get a handy payout after having been there that long? Either LSL or severance payout? 

Not sure, but if he worked on contracts probably not.

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2 hours ago, Clint Bizkit said:

The only good thing to come out of us missing the finals was I stopped listening to the radio (which included a lot of SEN) and started listening to podcasts.

This morning on the way to work I turned on SEN for a brief minute and heard Danny Frawley talking about Collingwood's injury problems.  It's December.

As for Craig Hutchison, the sight and sound of him makes my skin crawl, I wouldn't trust him as far as I could throw him.

Crocmedia fined $24,000 for exploiting young workers

He's the kind of person that would commercialise every aspect of the AFL (even more so than is done now) just to make a quick buck even if that commercialisation would in the long-run ruin what it is that people love about the game.

Dunno if im allowed a shameless plug on here (so mods delete if you must) but if you like history podcasts my mate and I make one telling different stories of rebellion and resistance.

Also SEN sucks with or without Schwarta

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On ‎9‎/‎12‎/‎2017 at 11:09 PM, The Chazz said:

They were painful, so I'm not surprised.

Any word on their replacement?

I think the station recognises quality on-air talent. The best example is coaxing back Frances Leach who is able to converse on all sports and his highly articulate - a true broadcaster.  KB is another example of a true broadcaster who just happens to be an ex-champion.  Lyon and Watson also.

 

I see this as improving the stable, albeit its tough on those leaving and much sympathy to them. The Drive show was a standout weakness for the business.

 

I'd be mortified thought if Hird was appointed.

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3 hours ago, Big Carl said:

Agree. How he ever coached the Tigers for 5 years is staggering.

Just an out of ratings season fill in.

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15 hours ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Last friday morning there was 4 Collingwood people on in a row, it was absurd. 

Danny Frawley being groomed for sure. 

2 words: Why Bother?

I was going to ring the station and complain, they only football people chirs brings on is all collingwood people, what ever time he comes on full time will be wall to wall collingwood.

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2 hours ago, don't make me angry said:

I was going to ring the station and complain, they only football people chirs brings on is all collingwood people, what ever time he comes on full time will be wall to wall collingwood.

I heard about 20 minutes this morning

They were still playing ads with The Ox Flogging a BBQ

it was just all class. 

SEN keep Garry Lyon who is the worst voice to hear at 6am and give the Ox the boot ? 

 

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On 09/12/2017 at 10:43 PM, Whispering_Jack said:

What an outrageous way to treat anyone let alone a champion of our club.

"We had 5 minutes to get our stuff together & by the time I got to the front door, my email had been cut off and my pass had been cancelled"

David Schwarz who, along with Mark Allen, were sacked by SEN when their programme ended last night.

Is it Hutchy’s Crocmedia that owns the station? 

So has Ox been sacked from calling AFL games as well or just from the Drive Home programme?

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6 hours ago, Redleg said:

Not sure, but if he worked on contracts probably not.

In my line of work (topless barman), rolled over 12 mth contracts counts towards LSL and severance pay. If he hasnt already, Ox might do well to give Fair Work a call

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Sen is now on my [censored] list 

U knew what u got with the Ox and it was good listening to him. 

He was the only reason I started listening to sen but no more. 

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