Did Chrissie, Sam & Browny rip off a segment from Adelaide community radio show?

“There’s been a theft,” said Aiden Grant on his Life 107.9 drive show, complete with an appropriately cliched sting to highlight the ‘seriousness’ of the situation.

Aiden Grant, with tongue firmly in cheek, was “shocked” to learn that Melbourne’s Nova 100 breakfast show Chrissie, Sam & Browny had allegedly stolen one of his benchmark regular segments, which has been running since last year.

Thanks to a loyal listener’s tip off, he discovered that the Nova trio on Tuesday morning did a segment where they searched for the youngest Trevor in Melbourne.

The segment is “remarkably similar” to Aiden’s regular Monday segment called ‘The Name Game,’ where he searches for the youngest listener with that week’s nominated name.

He played the audio of the Chrissie, Sam & Browny segment to illustrate his point.

Asking his listeners how he should retaliate for Nova 100’s brazen move, callers told him it seemed only fair that he do the same and rip off a segment from the Nova team.
Which he did the next day, coaxing one of his station colleagues to play the role of Chrissie in a quiz called ‘Dead or Alive’ which is a regular segment on the Nova 100 breakfast show.

We don’t know if the tit for tat retaliation will continue… or whether either show has enough original ideas to keep stealing from each other.

As the old saying goes, “there’s nothing new under the sun,” which is a well-used excuse in the radio industry for pinching ideas from everyone else.  



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