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Peculiar rant of the week

September 19th, 2009 at 05:25pm

Every now and then somebody comes along and leaves a comment which leaves me a tad bewildered as to why they bother writing in the first place. It’s almost always the same theme, today is not an exception.

I’m amused by this one but have no intention of publishing it in the comments section of the post it was attached to, so it can have its own post, insulated from the more sane sections of this blog.

Author : imjustsayin (IP: ,
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This comment is in no way related to the post “Jane Turner’s final day”

You are a complete duchebag – Why are you wasting a WordPress database with this pointless crap?

Nobody cares for your (very biased) opinions and they are totally irrelevant to the radio industry. Do you realise how much of a tool you look like posting stuff like “I’ve never heard any of these songs they play on FM104.7”? IT’S CALLED POP CULTURE MOFO!!! And it rates it’s ass off!

You wanna start a blog? Why not try something like “Boaring ways to spend a Saturday night” Because you clearly have no life!

Give up the community radio shift, too. Nobody listens to community radio (with a few exceptions of a couple of stations – No, not including yours!) and I’m sure that you are shit at it, too.

Do I work at one of the Canberra stations? No.

Sorry if this seems a bit harsh – But hey, I’m just sayin’

Ah, well, I should probably correct the record on a couple points. My opinions may be biased, but I don’t try to hide that fact, and I’m entitled to my opinion. If you don’t like it, you don’t have to read it.

Show me where I wrote “I’ve never heard any of these songs they play on FM104.7″…I’m sure that I said something similar at some stage relating to most of the music on that station (as I can’t stand most of it…some of it is OK though), but not all of it. And sure, it’s popular culture and it rates well…does this mean that I have to like it? No it doesn’t.

Seeing as you seem to want to know what I consider to be a good Saturday night…it’s a typical winter Saturday night with 2GB’s coverage of the 5:30pm rugby league game during which I would take Nattie for a walk, followed by 3AW’s coverage of the 7pm AFL game. Then at 10pm, a delayed version of The Bill, probably followed by listening to John Kerr for a little while on 2CC and, if I’m still awake at 3am, Casey and Heather on KXNT Las Vegas. I might even slip in a drive to nowhere in particular for an hour or so.

Occasionally, and I’m talking once every four or five months here, I may decide to go out on a Saturday night. Generally though, it’s not my scene.

As for community radio. I recognise that it has a limited audience, but audience numbers aren’t my primary motive for being involved in community radio. Personally I think the whole combination of licence types (eg. having commercial, community, narrowcast, public etc. radio licenses) is a joke and it should all be simplified in to one licence type…commercial (this doesn’t mean that station have to be commercial in nature), existing broadcasters should retain a commercial licence and more room should be made available for more stations. The stations to which people choose to listen would survive and be competitive.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope that you felt better after that rant. If pain persists, start a blog dedicated to refuting everything I write…that should keep you busy.


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