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.
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!