Archive for September 20th, 2006

Canberra Radio Ratings

Due to today’s bus strike, and the fact that I have to be at work at 9am on the other side of town, I don’t have time to finish my analysis of Canberra’s latest radio ratings, so please enjoy this abstract summary instead!

Position (Last Survey) Station Name Score (Last Survey) Change
1 1 Mix 106.3 (Music) 22.2 21.5 +0.7
Equal 1 2 FM 104.7 (Music) 22.2 17.6 +4.6
3 3 ABC Local Radio (Talk) 16.0 15.9 +0.1
4 4 2CC (Talk) 9.3 8.5 +0.8
5 5 JJJ (Music) 7.0 7.8 -0.8
7 7 ABC Radio National (Talk) 5.8 6.4 -0.6
8 6 ABC Classic FM (Music) 4.8 7.4 -2.6
9 10 ABC NewsRadio (Talk) 3.1 4.0 -0.9
10 9 2CA (Music) 2.9 5.0 -2.1
6 8 Other 6.7 5.9 +0.8


27 comments September 20th, 2006 at 11:54am

No ACTION today…they took my bus away…

Yesterday I reported that ACTION have put the same shifts on the table for drivers for a third time. Not surprisingly, the drivers are on strike.

The strike will last until at least 8:30, and there will be no school services today…and good luck getting to work…this will be a fun morning!

Update 7:12am: Just spoke with a driver on the picket line…they’re staying there until at least 9am. It could take a back down from Transport And Municipal Services head Mike Zissler for this strike to stop…they could be there for a while.

Update 7:23am: Just flicked over to the local ABC and heard loony breakfast host Ross Solly suggesting to the union secretary that strike action is unwarranted and there should be more negotiations…TAMS boss Mike Zissler was on there just before that pulling the wool over Ross’ eyes by trying to tell him that drivers don’t support the strike. Strangely poor interviewer that Ross Solly, and very easy to confuse and poll the wool over his eyes…thankfully I’m flicking the radio back to Mike Jeffreys on 2CC now!


5 comments September 20th, 2006 at 06:51am

Progress on the consignment front

After my recent email to Mr. Mike David, honourable online money giver, stating that I had not heard from his personal assistant, one Mr. Brown, I received an email which I know is very important, because the entire message is written in the subject.

From: BOB MIKE <>
Date: Sep 19, 2006 8:50 AM
Subject: Dear Samuel Please contact Mr. Brown at ( )

Mike David

So, as requested, I contacted Mr. Brown on his new email address…I am a bit confused about the sanity of Mike David though, he seems to be unsure of his own name as he is using “BOB MIKE” in the from field of his emails these days.

From: Samuel Gordon-Stewart <> Mailed-By:
Date: Sep 19, 2006 7:14 PM
Subject: Consignment for Mr. Mike David

Dear Mr. Brown,

Mike David has asked me to contact you regarding his consignment, which he would like me to pick up for him as he is too busy with investing at the moment.

Please contact me so that we may make the arrangements.

Blissful Regards,
Samuel Gordon-Stewart

This time, Mr Brown was rather prompt at replying, and presented me with a very professional email (albeit with broken english).

From: <>
To: Samuel Gordon-Stewart <>
Date: Sep 19, 2006 8:34 PM
Subject: Re: Consignment for Mr. Mike David

EUROPE OFFICE TEL – 31 644 271 874
TEL /FAX – 31 847 473 477
E-Mail –

Attn : Samuel Gordon-Stewart

Please do let us know any of the following ways that will be more
convenient for you to collect this consignment .

1 )Me coming with the diplomat to deliver the consignment to your country.
2 )Me sending you the consignment by diplomatic courier services.
3) You coming to the Netherlands to pick up the consignment .

I dont have a representative in your state to whom you could pay
the requested amount at reception,so I can send a diplomat.

Please do let me hear from you as soon as possible.



EUROPE OFFICE TEL–31 644 271 874
HEAD OFFICE TEL\FAX 31 847473477

Operational GraphOpe tio

We are neither just an off shore office nor are we only on shore ……..WE ARE BOTH; We touch base at every nook and cranny of the country. That is why you ‘ll always find DIPLOMATIC GLOBAL SERVICE up North ,down South, East and West. Our amiable record is borne out of the philosophy of clients satisfaction, we offer our clients the following services: Traditional services , Visible Transaction Services, Exports Desk Services and Public Sectors Services.
We are totally devoted to you

You’ve just gotta love this poor attempt at a company footer on that email…usually they ramble on about how the email is confidential and the company won some award for something last week…but this one just rambles…it may have come out of an automated translator.

Anyway, I looked at the options and thought for a while about them. Surely if Mr. Brown were to visit my country with a diplomat they would want me to pay for the airfares, if they send it via courier they are going to make me pay for the courier and then tell me some story about the parcel getting lost…and there is no way I’m flying to the Netherlands just to meet people who don’t exist and pick up a parcel which also doesn’t exist…although they would probably insist on buying the airline tickets and making me pay them for the tickets before they mail them to me.

In the end, I decided that I could have more fun if I insisted on Mr. Brown flying to Australia. Time to bring out the waffle iron for this email.

From: Samuel Gordon-Stewart <> Mailed-By:
To: “” <>
Date: Sep 19, 2006 9:04 PM
Subject: Re: Consignment for Mr. Mike David

Dear George,

It is my firm belief that this consignment is very important, and as such I feel that the only way to ensure the safe arrival and delivery of the consignment is for yourself to accompany the diplomat and the consignment to my country of residence (Australia). I do hope that you are able to spare some time in the nearby future, as this would be highly fortuitous and prove to be the most fruitful outcome of goodness for all parties involved.

Many regards and thoughtful wishes,

Samuel Gordon-Stewart

Where to from here…well it all depends on where Mr. Brown leads me I suppose…I wonder what my chances are of reversing the scam and getting money from them?


September 20th, 2006 at 01:12am


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