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Whately needs a buffoon to deal with the Bogans.

Slobbo will be too busy with spell check for his gossip reporting for the Hun,to say nothing of sleeping off hangovers from the night before.

Ox comes to mind ..lovable bufffoon who probably knows more than he lets on

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4 hours ago, Gorgoroth said:

Wonder if this means he calls on foxtel now?

That would be wonderful!  But, wouldn't he call for SEN...??

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1 hour ago, Vagg said:

That would be wonderful!  But, wouldn't he call for SEN...??

I meant as well as for SEN. iirc he couldn't call foxtel games due to his contract with ABC. 

 

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12 hours ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Garry Lyon is awful on radio. His voice is just not suited

the station is mad if they don’t hear this

But Garry has such a good face for radio....

(someone had to use that one :))

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Whately will be missed by listeners on the ABC. But they are unlikely to change with him.

Both are not used to private section endorsement interruptions and it will be interesting how  this works.

i feel that we will see Gerard sink to mediocracy while some previously unknown will seamlessly replace him on ABC.

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20 minutes ago, dpositive said:

Whately will be missed by listeners on the ABC. But they are unlikely to change with him.

Both are not used to private section endorsement interruptions and it will be interesting how  this works.

i feel that we will see Gerard sink to mediocracy while some previously unknown will seamlessly replace him on ABC.

Yes it’s interesting, Whateley was reported today as saying he won’t be changing his style and management don’t want him to,  the plans for the station reaching a much broader audience was the appeal to switch.

But as already said, outside afl season, growing the audience will be tough.

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10 hours ago, demondame said:

Yes it’s interesting, Whateley was reported today as saying he won’t be changing his style and management don’t want him to,  the plans for the station reaching a much broader audience was the appeal to switch.d

But as already said, outside afl season, growing the audience will be tough.

Growing any radio audience is tough just look at the money FM stations throw at it. The radio Market is so fragmented it is very difficult to turn a reasonable profit. 

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Whateley is doing a Tim Lane. 

He is probably the closest radio/TV person to Tim Lane, as an articulate and intelligent broadcaster of virtually all sport.

He does his homework and speaks knowledgeably about the sport that he is broadcasting, provides accurate commentary on the action and provides analysis on the sport. He does the micro and macro stuff well. 

Was Tim Lanes move a success? I'm not sure.

Probably ask Tim. The listener may have a different slant but none of us can get into the mind of the commentator. 

From GW's view it is understandable. Age and career wise, and money wise.

Things are not hunky dory at the ABC with cuts, cuts and more cuts. Morale is poor and the ABC risks being cut out of some sports or having reduced coverage or reduced broadcasting rights in the future. 

People talk about the bogans on other stations, but the quality of commentators on ABC has decreased over recent years, presumably due to funding cuts and the ABCs need to reduce expenses. 

I don't think it will be a big deal if the SEN thing does not work but it will be a stepping stone for GW to take on other opportunities and improve his pay packet. 

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Interesting commentary, hemingway (above). Powerful and supported by an observable tendency.

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2 hours ago, hemingway said:

Whateley is doing a Tim Lane. 

He is probably the closest radio/TV person to Tim Lane, as an articulate and intelligent broadcaster of virtually all sport.

He does his homework and speaks knowledgeably about the sport that he is broadcasting, provides accurate commentary on the action and provides analysis on the sport. He does the micro and macro stuff well. 

Was Tim Lanes move a success? I'm not sure.

Probably ask Tim. The listener may have a different slant but none of us can get into the mind of the commentator. 

From GW's view it is understandable. Age and career wise, and money wise.

Things are not hunky dory at the ABC with cuts, cuts and more cuts. Morale is poor and the ABC risks being cut out of some sports or having reduced coverage or reduced broadcasting rights in the future. 

People talk about the bogans on other stations, but the quality of commentators on ABC has decreased over recent years, presumably due to funding cuts and the ABCs need to reduce expenses. 

I don't think it will be a big deal if the SEN thing does not work but it will be a stepping stone for GW to take on other opportunities and improve his pay packet. 

Tim would have got double the wage to go to 3AW and GTV 9

remember Eddie was a thorn in his side. 

I doubt Gerard is getting anywhere near that from SEN, but his AFL 360 Terms would be pretty good. 

The ABC will survive, we always do. 

Managing Directors come and go

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Gerard is a nice person, knowledgeable, balanced, and experienced.  I doubt you'd hear a bad word about him.

I find him boring.

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6 hours ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Tim would have got double the wage to go to 3AW and GTV 9

remember Eddie was a thorn in his side. 

I doubt Gerard is getting anywhere near that from SEN, but his AFL 360 Terms would be pretty good. 

The ABC will survive, we always do. 

Managing Directors come and go

Do u work for the ABC

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41 minutes ago, don't make me angry said:

Do u work for the ABC

Yes i do

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His real quandary would be having to tolerate fools (and you could see it on his face) in one studio, and not in the other.....

 

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6 hours ago, Sir Why You Little said:

 

Yes i do

It is interesting that most ABC listener are older Australian's, who also mostly vote LNP and under a LNP government the ABC will get huge funding cuts, because the ABC refuse to only report the LNP like Murdock press does, they want the ABC to not report negative stories about the Australian government, for example the refugees treatment by Australia, and when the LNP banned government ministers going on Q&A, after these 2 issues massive funding cuts started at the ABC, do u agree with that. A vote for LNP is a vote for ABC funding cuts,

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

It is interesting that most ABC listener are older Australian's, who also mostly vote LNP and under a LNP government the ABC will get huge funding cuts, because the ABC refuse to only report the LNP like Murdock press does, they want the ABC to not report negative stories about the Australian government, for example the refugees treatment by Australia, and when the LNP banned government ministers going on Q&A, after these 2 issues massive funding cuts started at the ABC, do u agree with that. A vote for LNP is a vote for ABC funding cuts,

Since all the Utilities (Gas, Water, Electricity, Public Transport) were sold off by the State and Federal Governments in the 90’s there is a much smaller gap between parties. Taxing is their only way of revenue raising. 

The ALP has an image problem today. What do they stand for?, unions have been smashed, we are heading down the American road which scares the sh!t out of me. 

The LNP is definately scared of The ABC and Guthrie, ( The MD) is doing a job to dilute. Losing “lateline” is so obvious. 

The young generations have got to decide whether they want the truth or the corporate truth?

Social Media may be what saves us, but the sources must stay clean

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53 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Since all the Utilities (Gas, Water, Electricity, Public Transport) were sold off by the State and Federal Governments in the 90’s there is a much smaller gap between parties. Taxing is their only way of revenue raising. 

The ALP has an image problem today. What do they stand for?, unions have been smashed, we are heading down the American road which scares the sh!t out of me. 

The LNP is definately scared of The ABC and Guthrie, ( The MD) is doing a job to dilute. Losing “lateline” is so obvious. 

The young generations have got to decide whether they want the truth or the corporate truth?

Social Media may be what saves us, but the sources must stay clean

No they haven't, at least not entirely.

The non-union mine that I work at, pays $125k base for a shotfirer, whereas the (heavily) unionised nearby BMA mine gets paid $160k+ for the exact same job, on the exact same roster. Then add % based bonuses and Super on top. All for a yearly union sub of approx 3 grand or so. On the flip side, I dropped more than 30 grand after taking redundancy from my last job, and accepting the same job on a staff individual agreement.

 

All political parties have a image problem, because they are all led by the same kind of people. It's not unique to the ALP.

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Union membership overall has dropped markedly, so yes they have been smashed. Individual industries may differ, but on the whole unionism has declined 

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32 minutes ago, faultydet said:

No they haven't, at least not entirely.

The non-union mine that I work at, pays $125k base for a shotfirer, whereas the (heavily) unionised nearby BMA mine gets paid $160k+ for the exact same job, on the exact same roster. Then add % based bonuses and Super on top. All for a yearly union sub of approx 3 grand or so. On the flip side, I dropped more than 30 grand after taking redundancy from my last job, and accepting the same job on a staff individual agreement.

 

All political parties have a image problem, because they are all led by the same kind of people. It's not unique to the ALP.

Unions in the cities have been smashed Faulty. Most kids i have spoken to don’t know what a Union Membership is, and work 2-3-4 jobs on short notice. The Mining Industry i am not privvy to. 

It is a big problem for the ALP. 

The Liberals still have ideas that are relevant inside Toorak!!

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27 minutes ago, Moonshadow said:

Union membership overall has dropped markedly, so yes they have been smashed. Individual industries may differ, but on the whole unionism has declined 

 

12 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Unions in the cities have been smashed Faulty. Most kids i have spoken to don’t know what a Union Membership is, and work 2-3-4 jobs on short notice. The Mining Industry i am not privvy to. 

It is a big problem for the ALP. 

The Liberals still have ideas that are relevant inside Toorak!!

Cities maybe, but where the big union dues are, they are still hanging on, granted on a much reduced membership. As soon as times pick up again, and they always do, the competition for permanent employees grows, and that's where the unions come back to the fore. I for one would benefit greatly from a unionised workforce. Simply need the price of coal to stay solid, and for a few long term supply contracts to be signed.

 

Some unions in the cities killed themselves, by holding construction companies to ransom until the appropriate kickbacks were paid. As for the others, it's usually your leadership that brings you undone, and mostly while seeking self-gain.

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38 minutes ago, faultydet said:

 

Cities maybe, but where the big union dues are, they are still hanging on, granted on a much reduced membership. As soon as times pick up again, and they always do, the competition for permanent employees grows, and that's where the unions come back to the fore. I for one would benefit greatly from a unionised workforce. Simply need the price of coal to stay solid, and for a few long term supply contracts to be signed.

 

Some unions in the cities killed themselves, by holding construction companies to ransom until the appropriate kickbacks were paid. As for the others, it's usually your leadership that brings you undone, and mostly while seeking self-gain.

Not sure what stats you base those views on faulty. Union membership overall has dropped rapidly from about 60% in the 1960s, fast heading towards single digit figures now. Union membership in the construction industry is around 9% and the highest unionised catagory is professionals/managerial eg. education. The decline in blue collar workers in Oz mirrors the decline in union membership overall in the last 60 years.

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Just to bring the topic back to SEN, I note that its owner, Pacific Star Network, has asked that its shares be suspended on the stock exchange pending an announcement about a merger. I have no inside info, but I suspect it's with Crocmedia. Pacific Star Network had announced a few weeks (months?) ago that it was in negotiations with Crocmedia.

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 Safety on ALL Mining Sites is a red hot issue. Nothing gets out. Especially the accident stats.

Conversely on privatised Port sites like Freo and Darwin a fair amount of stuff gets in. Like Unknown drugs etc.

God, those bloody Unions were a nuisance.......

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