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20 August 2018 - 7:45pm
Thank you RadioInfo! I never kept a copy of this speech and it brings back the most wonderful memories. Thank you for supporting the festival - see you there! FBi's 15th birthday festival
Anthony The Koala
20 August 2018 - 6:14pm
Apart from Ben's on-air presence, when one writes an email to his program, Ben will reply to your email whether or not he reads the email on air. I would also say this for Kel Richards on 2CH and former presenter Stuart Bocking.

Anthony of exciting Belfield
Ben Fordham speaks with Craig Bruce
Anthony The Koala
14 August 2018 - 4:13pm
While I sympathise with the petitioner about disappearance of "Classic Rock" 1377 (formerly 3MP (1970s-2010), formerly MTR (2010-2012), formerly Classic Rock (2012-2018), and now SEN+) it is the licensee of the 3MP frequency who is the risk bearer not the petitioner. It is the board of directors through management who decided to make the 1377 another sports talk format and if the format does not succeed, it is their responsibility.

SEN+ will only survive if the revenues exceed expenses, preferably if SEN+ is self funded through its advertising rather than being fed cash by its parent company.

Even if revenues exceeded expenses, which of either "Classic Rock" or SEN+ gives greater returns? Despite a talk format being more labour-intensive than a music station, if there is sufficient support in the market for another talk format and it is more profitable than "Classic Rock", it is what the market wants. On the other hand, if the market does not support SEN+ but "Classic Rock" gives a high return for the available advertising revenue, then "Classic Rock" may come back. Remember the responsibility falls on the board of directors and management who bear the risk, not the petitioner.

For the petitioner whose scientist brother-in-law depends on the music produced by "Classic Rock" to stimulate his creative research juices, may I suggest other sources of "Classic Rock". The list is not exhaustive: (i) buy classic rock CDs and store backups on the computer or mp3 player, (ii) buy classic rock songs on iTunes and store on mp3 player, (iii) subscribe to Spotify, (iv) find online a radio station streaming a classic rock stream and finally (v) MMM has a number of supplementary DAB stations, one of them being MMM Classic. Plenty of choices.

Anthony of exciting Belfield
Change SEN+ back into Classic Rock Radio: Petition
DJ Cazzah (Vic Local News)
14 August 2018 - 11:29am
Thanks for sharing my Petition guys I appreciate it! :) Hopefully we can get PSN to change their minds! Change SEN+ back into Classic Rock Radio: Petition
Darren Moss
13 August 2018 - 5:45am
I heard RnB Friday on 2Day last week, really well done! Spinderella and Zhane special guest presenters really added credibility and style to the tunes.

Great radio :)
Usher Headlines RNB Fridays Live 2018
Anthony The Koala
10 August 2018 - 1:36pm
Two points:
(1) 3MP (music 1970s to 2010) to MTR (talk 2010-2012) to Classic Rock (music 2012 - 2018) to SEN+ (talk - 2019). Have the powers that be at SEN done enough market research to support a third sport talk format especially when 3MP has skipped from music to talk to music and talk and where public expectations of 3MP have been towards a music station? The owners of 3MP will have to invest money into changing peoples' perception of the 3MP such that the 3MP is committed to an additional sports format and no longer a music format (classic rock).

(2) While SEN is Melbourne's market leader (3.0+) compared to MSR (0.4), assuming the owners of 3MP have got it right will it create a barrier to entry or moreover succession to MSR? As with point (1), time will tell. But given the flip-flop nature of 3MP's format and the labour-intensive nature of a talk format will there be enough funds either by providing cash or by SEN+ being a self-sustaining service. Time will tell depending on whether customers will support a third talking sport station.

Anthony of exciting Belfield
SEN+...When Too Much Sport Is Not Enough
Anthony The Koala
10 August 2018 - 1:21pm
Having heard a podcast (google search terms: game changers radio episode 45 kyle ) on his life and what makes him 'tick', I would like to see a biography about how he visualised getting out of rut, gave himself direction and how with confidence was able to negotiate a lucrative contract.

Such a book could help others who may be facing tough times.

Anthony of Belfield
Kyle tells hit92.9 being homeless continues to haunt him
Anthony The Koala
10 August 2018 - 1:07pm
Mike Carlton's stints also included 2GB in the late 1970s. He was promoted with Mike Gibson (RIP) as "In the know radio....Mike-to-Mike...back-to-back...cheek-to-cheek...." it also included taking 2GB to the top of the ratings when it launched as a "News Talk" format in 1982.
Anthony of exciting Belfield
Mike Carlton ... No Holds Barred
Paul Hodges
9 August 2018 - 12:37am
A wonderful tribute to a legendary programmer and manager. This article really demonstrates wonderfully that Ray Bean was recognised as a 'Hall of Famer' in the industry by everyone he worked with. What a pity it's never been made official. RIP Ray Bean. Vale Ray Bean
6 August 2018 - 11:17am
Another great piece from Peter Saxon - soulful, thought-provoking and balanced. Mental health is such an enormous scourge in our society and I do not know of a single person who has not been affected by it, either directly or indirectly. Blessings to all those who are suffering and know that you are not alone and there is love and support out there. How a screwdriver could solve Ray's problem


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