I was reading through some blogs which I haven’t read for a while last night, and found myself quite bewildered and annoyed by a particular blogger who I shan’t name because, quite frankly, I don’t think they deserve a link after annoying me in this manner.
Basically, the blogger in question is in a lather about how he is going to interview Jackie O, co-host of Channel Ten’s Big Brother and 2DAY FM’s breakfast show, both of which she co-hosts with the annoying Kyle Sandilands. He makes two claims which irritate me, the first of which being that 2DAY FM’s breakfast show is the highest rating breakfast radio programme in Sydney. This is blatently false.
In the latest Sydney radio ratings (Survey three, 2008 ), 2GB’s Alan Jones Breakfast Show is the clear winner, on 15.2%, followed by 2DAY FM on 11.1% and 702 ABC Sydney on 10.1%. The story was the same in Survey 2 :
2DAY FM: 12.3%
702 ABC Sydney: 11.3%
And survey one  was quite similar:
2DAY FM and 702 ABC Sydney: 10.9%
2GB were also the breakfast leader for all eight surveys last year.
The other thing this blogger wrote which annoyed me was a claim that Jackie O is one of the most beautiful women on television. I suppose it doesn’t really annoy me, I just disagree quite strongly. In my opinion, Jackie O tries too hard to look attractive, and I’m not fond of excessive use of makeup to make oneself look attractive. In my opinion, somebody who would truly rank as one of the most beautiful women on television is Channel Nine sport presenter Stephanie Brantz, she also has a great voice.
I remember watching Stephanie on SBS World Sport before it was dumped in favour of an extended and revamped news bulletin, and was then very pleased to see her jump across to Channel Nine. It’s a pity that she didn’t get the proper cricket commentary role  that she deserved, but it’s good to see her presenting the sport on Nine News on the weekend. She is a great talent and I’m sure she will be one of Australian television’s star commentators in years to come. Maybe the 2012 London Olympics on Nine will be her big break.