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Anthony The Koala
4 February 2019 - 6:36am
Another lost golden voice of radio and TV and young (23.11.1945 - 31.01.2019, 73). After the ABC (2011) one wonders why such a talent was not used by 2CH for its branding/station ID voiceover. The perfect voice for an easy listening station. Yes I know he was once a presenter on 2CH before joining the ABC in 1987.
Rest in peace.

Anthony of Belfield
Vale Tony Featherstone
joe2014
3 February 2019 - 7:27am
Thank you for letting us know about this sad news.

Tony Featherstone was also the Australian face at the end of the American religious church service, Hour Of Power, on Channel Ten each week.

I clearly remember the voice.

Joe
Vale Tony Featherstone
Nigel Holmes
1 February 2019 - 3:50pm
This makes sense for population pockets in the tropics.

The spectrum below 2 megs (including the MF broadcast band) is plagued by lightning static for much of the year.
Changes to Katherine NT radio services
Anthony The Koala
30 January 2019 - 4:00am
On DAB+, compared to other stations (Smooth @ 64kbs, 2WS @ 48kbs, Zoo @ 48kbs, Easy Hits @ 48kbs) , 2CH has the best signal quality at 128kbs.

While full-bandwidth +-15kHz (from carrier frequency) AM-stereo worked and was comparable in quality to FM, AM-stereo is passe because of a lack of high-bandwidth radios for sale.

Thus on signal quality alone, DAB trumps AM and FM.

On a ratings aspect, people typically say "....AM is no good for a music station..." When 2MMM (Sydney) and 2Day-fm were rating highly in the mid-1980s, 2CH was the top rating music station. Even today, "Classic Hits" 4KQ while not the top rating station, is earning respectable ratings at 8.9% (source Gfk survey, 8, 2018).

Nevertheless, there is a niggling feeling that Sydney is saturated with "classic hits"/"golden oldies" type formats. However, on signal quality alone on DAB, 2CH is the best.

In addition, 2CH should look at its voiceover and jingles. Search on the net for example the late Paul Ricketts' announcements for 2CH and jingles with a'capella/harmonic singing the callsign (2CH). That may well make 2CH 'stick out' as the station to relax and remember.

Regards
Anthony of exciting Belfield
Tim Webster replaces Bob Rogers and Chris Kearns goes live at nights on 2CH
BD
23 January 2019 - 12:22pm
Is this a paid advertisement or just a lazy rehash of a media release? It reads as if MSR is already a super-successful station making some tweaks, when it's a disaster (hence the changes). A more instructive and honest story might have begun "Struggling Macquarie Sports Radio has overhauled its line-up in a bid to lift itself out of the ratings doldrums. Despite Australians love of sport, the network has barely made an impact on the ratings since replacing the failed 'Talking LIfestyle' format ..." I wish them well, but you're not doing MSR, or your readers, any favours by sugar-coating the situation. Macquarie Sports Radio announces changes for 2019
Tim Williams
21 January 2019 - 9:08pm
If 2CH is really serious about ratings success in 2019, they need a stronger Breakfast than they currently have. Ronnie Sparkes (or however he is currently spelling his name) would be a huge addition to their lineup, with Trevor Sinclair moving to afternoons (without Indira Naidoo).
With the signings already announced (Tim Webster in Mornings and Chris Kearns on Evenings), that would give them their strongest on air lineup in decades.
Tim Webster replaces Bob Rogers and Chris Kearns goes live at nights on 2CH
thomas912
21 January 2019 - 5:53pm
I’m very pleased to hear that Tim Webster is joining 2CH I think he will be a great part of 2CH. Tim Webster replaces Bob Rogers and Chris Kearns goes live at nights on 2CH
Steve Owens
21 January 2019 - 11:13am
Good on the suits (and skirts) at 2CH for realising what a great fit Tim would be in Bob's chair. Onya Tim. Tim Webster replaces Bob Rogers and Chris Kearns goes live at nights on 2CH
IAN WRIGHT
21 January 2019 - 8:17am
Such a logical fit and replacement for Bob Rogers on 2CH. Well done Cherie Romaro and Tim Webster and enjoy retirement, Bob. Listening to Tim on DAB+ will be like the 2Day FM of old. Tim Webster replaces Bob Rogers and Chris Kearns goes live at nights on 2CH
Dinger28
15 January 2019 - 8:17am
Well, Well, Well! That's what Kev is up to. worked with Kev @ 2GZ Orange late 70's. Before I left heading for 2HD Newcastle. Nice to see there is still a little spark left in us "Old Farts" yet!
Keep on Rockin
Leon Bell.
Kevin O’Neill back on the Radio for a cameo

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