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Yet Another John Kerr Update

January 17th, 2006 at 12:02am

I received a letter from Ian Sheppard, General Manager of Radio 2UE today, plainly explaining the situation, and pretty much saying that nothing is going to change.

At the very least, Mr. Sheppard did take the time to read, understand and acknowledge the concerns of myself and many others. It would also appear that he signed the letter himself, not via printer or stamp, as the pen marks can clearly be felt on the other side of the paper.

2UE also sealed the envelope with a 2UE sticker, sporting the old 2UE logo, which I will now have to peel off very carefully. What follows is a copy of the letter from Mr. Sheppard.

Dear Mr. Gordon-Stewart

Thank you for taking the time to write to express your disappointment about John Kerr moving from weekdays to weekends. These moves are never popular with everyone, and I can assure you that you are not alone with your feelings.

That said, I am delighted that John has agreed to continue on with 2UE for two nights each week. He will be back from his break at the end of January.

I’m Pleased that you do enjoy listening to Stuart Bocking and hope that you give him time to settle in to his new role. He is a very interesting, popular and talented broadcaster and we are receiving many positive comments about his program.

Thanks again to your letter and I trust you will keep listening to 2UE.

Kind regards,

Ian Sheppard
GENERAL MANAGER

None the less, I will send a final copy of the petition to him, as it would be unfair on those of you who signed the petition for me to not send a copy.

Speaking of John Kerr, stay tuned as I have a 1963 John Kerr on 2CA jingle…coming soon!

Samuel

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3 Comments

  • 1. heatseeker  |  January 17th, 2006 at 3:23 pm

    I’m sure your approach has planted that seed of doubt in Mr Sheppard’s mind, submitting the pettition will be sure to prompt a re-think, and when he discovers you are an influential and (soon to be) award winning multimedia personality with a cult following he’ll be ducking for cover.

    And if all else fails, send him a raw spatchcock in the mail, and get Nattie to lay a cable on the front steps of 2UE … that’ll get ’em thinking!

  • 2. heatseeker  |  January 17th, 2006 at 3:28 pm

    And I’m pretty sure that, like you, he was gratified that the correspondence he received was signed personally … we’ll just have to work on those Samuel Gordon Stewart stickers for the back on the envelopes …

  • 3. Tony  |  January 17th, 2006 at 10:50 pm

    It makes you wonder though Sam why John was replaced in the first place, I’d bet my bottom dollar it was over the preivious Sydney riots.
    Stewart wants to be careful what he says when the next riots happen somewhere, hope he doesn’t make the same mistake and speak his mind, heaven forbid we can’t have people doing that in Australia.


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