Archive for May 21st, 2007

Blueberries and Rain

Good evening Stuart,

One thing that is really annoying me at the moment is the shortage of blueberries. I absolutely love blueberries, they have always been a bit expensive, but it seems that the drought has taken its toll and they are now so expensive that fruit stores just aren't buying them. One fruit shop owner I spoke to last week said that he won't buy them because he doesn't think it's worth paying $9 per punnet and then not having anyone purchase them from him.

In the last week I have only found one fruit shop selling them, they were charging $10 per punnet and had sold out. It's becoming much harder to find blueberries, which is quite disappointing.

Also we had some nice rain here in Canberra few hours ago, a twenty minute downpour, unfortunately it's gone now and doesn't look like coming back.

Also, seeing as you were interested, I got three from six in the NRL this week and five from eight in the AFL…it looks like all the home teams won in the AFL this week.

Samuel Gordon-Stewart

May 21st, 2007 at 10:57pm

2CC’s Afternoon and Drive Show Promos

About a week ago whilst listening to 2CC I had the immense pleasure of hearing a promo for their afternoon show, Afternoons with John Stanley. It was one of their short pre-news promos, but it pleased me immensely as it is, as far as I can recall, the first time they have ever had promos for the afternoon show.

Later on I heard some full-length promos for John Stanley’s show. 2CC are using the same promos as 2UE for John Stanley’s program, with their own station ID tacked on the end.

These promos are long overdue in my opinion, and I am very pleased that 2CC have decided to run them.

Also, 2CC have started running promos for the upcoming drive show with Mike Welsh during John Stanley’s show, this is a great idea as previously the first chance anybody had to find out what was planned for the drive show was after it had already started.

In the last Canberra ratings 2CC’s drive show gained 0.5 of a ratings point to reach 5.8% of the available audience, and logic would say that this kind of promotional activity should bring in more listeners who may have otherwise switched off at the end of John Stanley’s show, which can only be a good thing.

Incidentally, in the Canberra ratings, The Mike Jeffreys Breakfast Show also gained .5 of a ratings point, to claim 9.5% of the available audience.


2 comments May 21st, 2007 at 02:53pm

Happy 50th Birthday Mike Frame

Congratulations to 2CC’s Mike Frame who today is celebrating his 50th birthday.

One does have to wonder if Framey would like a watermelon cake? If so, that would explain why he was weighing a watermelon.
Mike Frame weighing a watermelon
(Anybody want to guess where that photo came from?)

Another reason Mike Frame is celebrating today is that it is his first full day off work since Saturday May 5, as he has filled in for the holidaying Mike Welsh on 2CC’s drive show for the last two weeks whilst continuing to fulfil his weekend programming commitments for the station.

Framey deserves a break, and I’m sure that the break combined with his 50th birthday will make it a day to remember.

Happy Birthday Mike!


14 comments May 21st, 2007 at 04:27am

Ducks in the Canberra White Pages

Good morning John,

Following on from our chat a few minutes ago, I've had a look in the Canberra White Pages and there are 12 listings for "Duck".

I didn't look closely enough to check if any of them are psychiatrists, but if one of them is, well I'm sure they get called a "quack" on a daily basis.

Samuel Gordon-Stewart

May 21st, 2007 at 01:57am


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