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Have 2UE Lost Their Collective Minds?

I cannot beleive what I heard on John Stanley’s show about 45 minutes ago. 2UE are moving George Moore and Paul B. Kidd to weekend mornings.

As if that wasn’t bad enough, they have completely dumped the entire weekend schedule and made up a new one.

It would appear that the new schedule has dumped their gardening show, the other weekend “specialty” shows like their real estate show, the psychic show and whatever else they had. Murray Olds is gone, so is Stuart Bocking. Coming in to the new lineup, Mike Williams has taken over weekend nights, and Glen Wheeler has taken weekend afternoons.

The new schedule is the same on Saturday and Sunday and is as follows (according to the 2UE website)

The Southern Cross Syndication [1] website doesn’t seem to have much, if any information on this bizarre shakeup, the only change I can see on there is that George Moore and Paul B. Kidd have disappeared.

Why 2UE would make these sudden changes to programs that work and rate fairly well is beyond me…do 2UE management have some loose marbles doing the rounds?

I suppose the even more important question is how are the network stations going to handle this change. A lot of stations take the 2UE garden show, which has naturally disappeared, maybe 2CC should syndicate David Young….


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#1 Comment By John B1_B5 On November 4, 2005 @ 3:43 pm

Quite a shakeup !

For the record , “Dolly” is actually the voice of Paul B. Kidd .

#2 Comment By Samuel On November 4, 2005 @ 3:54 pm

Paul is very talented…I wonder what will become of their quiz…will they do it in the half hour leading up to midday? I just can’t see their relaxed style of show working in the morning…hopefully they will prove me wrong.

I would suggest that we won’t hear them on 2CC as I doubt they would move all the morning shows just to suit 2UE programming.

Speaking of 2CC, they seem to have been taken by surprise by these moves, the two people I spoke to have “no idea” what will happen this weekend. It could be fun!

Don’t be surprised if you hear a lot of generic “you’re listening to 2CC” sweepers instead of names of presenters leading in to ad breaks over the weekend.

#3 Comment By Samuel On November 4, 2005 @ 3:59 pm

A quick phone call to 2UE has proved that even their receptionist is confused about it all. She offered to put me through to programming to find out what 2CC would do this weekend…but if 2CC couldn’t tell me then I doubt 2UE could.

#4 Comment By John B1_B5 On November 4, 2005 @ 5:08 pm

The confusion doesn’t surprise me ….. looks like it will be ‘Hobson’s Choice’ over the weekend !