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Clinton Maynard to fill in for John Kerr

August 13th, 2006 at 02:04am

John Kerr has just made an announcement that, had it not been broadcast, I would not have believed. Next weekend (August 19 & 20) Clinton Maynard, one of 2UE’s many excellent reporters, will be filling on for John Kerr on New Day Australia. It looks like Clinton is one of 2UE’s up-and-coming talk presenters.

This reminds me of 2CC, where newsreader/sport presenter Kris McKenzie is their up-and-coming talk presenter…filling in every now and then for other presenters.

It will be very interesting to see how Clinton handles this, he is an excellent reporter, but New Day Australia is the “deep end” these days as there is no producer…the presenter has to answer all the calls himself, as well as monitoring the emails and still running a show. I do hope they tell him about the very real chance of getting a couple calls from people who think they’ve called the number for a taxi.

I get the feeling that I’ll be giving Clinton a call at some stage on Saturday or Sunday.

Best of luck Clinton!

John Kerr made the announcement around 1:30am, and it left me wondering…whatever happened to former New Day fillin Spencer Kirk?

Samuel

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3 Comments

  • 1. Chuck A. Spear  |  August 13th, 2006 at 6:10 am

    I think Spencer married Kathryn and Kirk married Spock.

  • 2. Trephinator  |  August 14th, 2006 at 10:31 am

    You probably heard as I did during Flicks & Things one call for a taxi and one woman who couldn’t sleep and just wanted a chat.

    Samuel do you know why 2UE has decided not to have a producer for New Day Australia? Major radio station with many network station’s tuning in. Surely the announcer deserves some support?

  • 3. Samuel  |  August 14th, 2006 at 11:54 pm

    Trephinator…2UE (well, actually Southern Cross Broadcasting in Melbourne) decided that 2UE isn’t the top rating station in Sydney any more, and now needs to cut back on costs…as such they have a system which overworks the presenters and has put numerous people (they sacked something like 9 people from various departments) out of a job.


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