Archive for November 29th, 2005

2UE & 2CC Updates

As you may be aware, in recent weeks I have made some comments (both good and bad) about the changes to 2UE and 2CC weekend schedules. I think the presenters have been on for long enough now for me to make some considered and calculated statements.

Firstly, Glenn Wheeler, I still miss George and Paul, but I am really getting to like Glenn, for the most part his show is entertaining and fun, I’m not so sure that the 5:30 trading post segment is such a good idea though, firstly you can’t fit a full and worthwhile trading post into half an hour, and secondly we already have one from 10am-12am in Canberra, so we don’t need a second one. I’m also not convinced that Canberra needs a whole two hours of Sydney centric gardening advice from 12pm-2pm when we already have our own local gardening show from 7am-9am. I really think we should have local programming from 12pm-2pm on both days of the weekend.

Next up, Weekend Magazine with Mike Frame. Smart Move 2CC, this has become a very entertaining and useful addition to the 2CC schedule, now if you could also run it on Sunday in the place of Sydney Gardening then the listeners will thank you.

Mike Williams. Mike was always good filling in on weeknights, and I’m glad he has a night show. A good adaption of previous formats with a fresh presenter, a very clever decision from 2UE.

Stuart Bocking. He took a couple mornings to settle in, but Stuart now has his own unique grip on the weekend version of New Day Australia. It has been obvious for a while that 2UE were moving Stuart, mainly due to his apparent absence from the John Laws show, and the rumors that he was moving to New Day back in June. Stuart has found a good home, and is a very worthy replacement for Geoge Gibson, whom I wish “all the best” in his retirement.

2UE seem to have a pretty solid lineup for the summer period when regular presenters take some time off. Tim Webster filling in for Lawsie (Lawsie is going to have seven weeks off), John Mangos filling in for John Stanley. Steve Liebmann will be lurking, probably filling in for Steve Price, and Murray Olds is still there, so he will probably be a summer fillin as well.

The question that I must pose is about Christmas day. With all the lineup changes at 2UE, who will be doing Christmas day? I highly doubt that Stuart Bocking will be on the afternoon shift that he had last year…quite a mystery!

Overall I am mostly pleased with the current lineups on 2CC & 2UE, but with an extra two hours of local programming on 2CC on Sunday I would be virtually delighted.


1 comment November 29th, 2005 at 09:42pm

Playlist for Sydney Trip

As promised, I am now publicising my playlist for my trip to Sydney and back on Thursday. (I could have said up to Sydney, but John Kerr and myself had a debate on-air about whether it is up or down to Sydney, we just settled on “to Sydney”.)

For those of you who aren’t aware, as part of my trip to Sydney for the New Day Australia Christmas Cruise, I will be taking my radio with me. As I leave Canberra I will listen to 2CC, when I lose the 2CC signal I will listen to a 90 minute audio cassette, when that finishes I should be within range of the 2UE signal. On the way back I will listen to 2UE followed by a different 90 minute audio cassette and then 2CC.

The 90 minute audio cassettes are TDK cassettes which do usually run for closer to 94 minutes, which is approximately 47 minutes per side. Keeping that in mind, I have designed the playlist to be compatible with this format. The tapes mainly consist of audio clips which have been downloaded from the John Laws website, the 2CC reunion website, and the occasional radio recording. Tape 4 contains a cut down version of an episode of Insatiable Banalities. Each tape (although it isn’t listed) will end with a looped version of the instrumental intro to Iggy Pop – Lust For Life, which is used as an intro for the Mike Jeffreys Breakfast Show, I decided to do this so that I can easily end the tape without silence or interrupting something else. You may notice some songs by “The Cuckoo’s Nest”, they perform mostly satirical songs for John Laws. Also included are some of my Tape Highlights Packages.

Tape 1, Side A

  • Old 2CC Jingle. 1:00
  • The Best Of The John Laws Week 9/9/2005. 24:10
  • Old 2CC Jingle. 0:11
  • The Cuckoo’s Nest – He Cut The Hair Of Armstrong. 1:16
  • The Cuckoo’s Nest – Army Girls. 1:07
  • The Cuckoo’s Nest – Benedict 16. 2:01
  • The Cuckoo’s Nest – Bill & Barnaby. 1:24
  • The Cuckoo’s Nest – Hinch Twit. 1:55
  • The Cuckoo’s Nest – Mark Latham Has Flipped. 2:01
  • The Cuckoo’s Nest – Mirrors Ieema. 2:10
  • The Cuckoo’s Nest – Never Call Me Mate. 1:04
  • The Cuckoo’s Nest – Sheik Outacontrol. 1:11
  • The Cuckoo’s Nest – Sleepy Judge. 1:02
  • The Cuckoo’s Nest – Swanies. 1:26
  • The Cuckoo’s Nest – Tank Loss. 1:20
  • The Cuckoo’s Nest – Welcome Back Lawsie. 1:56

Tape 1, Side B

  • Old 2CC Jingle. 0:11
  • The Cuckoo’s Nest. 1:38
  • Old 2CC Jingle. 1:00
  • My 18th Birthday with John Kerr. 8:13
  • Old 2CC Jingle. 0:11
  • The Best Of The John Laws Week 7/10/2005. 24:06
  • John Williamson and Band wish John Laws a happy 70th birthday. 10:30

Tape 2, Side A

  • Old 2CC Jingle. 0:11
  • The Cuckoo’s Nest – Makybe Diva Fever. 1:17
  • The Cuckoo’s Nest – Chamion Became A Legend (Makybe Diva). 1:36
  • The Cuckoo’s Nest – Thanks To The Boys In Blue. 1:29
  • Sara & Greg Storer with The Cuckoo’s Nest – Lawsie’s Bender. 1:06
  • Old 2CC Jingle. 0:16
  • Samuel’s Tape Highlights – 2CC. 6:07
  • Samuel’s Tape Highlights – 32 Musical People. 10:10
  • Samuel’s Tape Highlights – A Decade Of Samuel. 13:04
  • Old 2CC Jingle. 0:08
  • Samuel Talks To John Laws. 1:33
  • Samuel On The Best Of The John Laws Week. 2:30
  • Ray Stevens – Along Came Jones. 3:47

Tape 2, Side B

  • Old 2CC Jingle. 1:00
  • Insatiable Banalitites #30 (Cut Down Version). 45:01

If I do happen to find that I am unable to pick up the 2CC or 2UE signal than I will probably continue on to the next tape in sequence, in which case I am likely to hear a tape more than once, although there shouldn’t be an issue.

There is a two second crossfade between each track, and as it needs to go on to audio cassette I have decided to burn the individual tape sides to rewritable CD-Rs so that I can then place them on tape. I have absolutely no intention of running cables half way across the house just to record these things to tape.


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