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March 8th, 2009 at 09:40pm

I had a nice quick trip to Deniliquin, encountering less roadwork delays than any other trip to or from Deni. A big thanks to Jesse for the use of his car for the week, effectively saving me from what would have been a rather long, slow and trying experience of two buses and a train with Countrylink.

The trip statistics are as follows:
Trip started at 7:14am
Trip ended at 1:35pm
Break time: 69 minutes
Distance travelled: 525.7 KM
Time spent travelling: 5 hours 12 minutes
Average speed: 101.09615384615384615384615384615 KM/H

It looks like it’s probably going to be a warm and wet week with temperatures in the low 30s and high 20s, with “possible showers” every day this week except for tomorrow.

I happen to be missing two public holidays in one day tomorrow (Canberra Day and Victoria’s Labour Day), however I am somewhat excited to be, for the first time, in a location where I will be able to hear Neil Mitchell over terrestrial broadcast. As per every other time I’ve been in Deniliquin, Nick McCallum will be filling in for Neil tomorrow, however Neil should be on the air for the rest of the week. I’m looking forward to it.

Anyway, it occurs to me that I didn’t publish any of the photos from my first trip to Deni in mid-December, so I’ll publish a couple now and a few more as the week goes on. Also unlike my second trip in late-December, I have remembered to bring the camera with me this time, so a photo of a particular location requested by a particular reader will be shot and published this time.

Here’s a couple photos from December 19, 2008. Here I am with 2QN breakfast host Paul Dix. Paul is the nation’s longest serving breakfast host at a single station, having been at 2QN since 1961.
Samuel Gordon-Stewart and Paul Dix at Radio 2QN Deniliquin

And a photo of me with Andy Ingram, 2QN’s afternoon announcer and production whiz.
Samuel Gordon-Stewart and Andy Ingram at Radio 2QN Deniliquin


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  • 1. nbrettoner  |  March 9th, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    Glad you had an enjoyable trip, & thanks for the pics; both here & ‘future’ ones. (“smile”)

    If you can please Samuel, would it be possible to include here on your blog some Deni_local news items?.
    I know 1997 is a long time ago (the last time I was in Deni), but I find it difficult to believe Moama & Echuca/Campaspe are now southern suburbs of said great metropolis!.

    But please feel free to leave out the lunchtime earth-mite & itchworm ads. They haven’t chopped those ads have they!???.
    [circa 1964, via B&W loungeroom corner box thingy].

    Looking forward to future photos of lofty places.
    I trust you have good accommodation & are being well catered to.

    I doubt Paul Dix would recall, but there was a young radio tech at 2QN back in 1962-1967. I’d like to find out his name if possible.

  • 2. Samuel  |  March 9th, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    I’ll ask him for you in the morning. Dixie seems to have a pretty sharp memory so he might know the answer.

    As for Deni local news, well the broadcast area covers a fair distance, hence the reason for news from Echuca and surrounds in addition to Deni and surrounds.

    Without giving too much away, there are a couple more Deni-centric stories lined up for tomorrow at this stage, although that is obviously subject to change depending on what might happen between now and then.

    There’s a Deni council meeting on Wednesday which will definitely be newsworthy. If some of the recommendations get up, I would expect it to lead the bulletins on Thursday morning.

  • 3. Samuel  |  March 10th, 2009 at 12:50 pm


    The techs that Dixie recalls from around that time are Peter Walton, “Big Pete” (he had a sweedish surname which Dixie can’t remember), Earl Scoons and John Herriman.

    Dixie thinks that Peter Walton is probably the person you’re after.


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