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2XL taking Alan Jones and Ray Hadley from January 18 — 2CC and 2GN to follow?

2XL may have just the cat out of the bag on the big 2CC announcement on Monday morning. From 2XL’s website [1]:

Hadley and Jones on 2XL [2]

2CC [3] and 2GN [4]‘s websites are both promoting the “big announcement” on Monday at 7:45am and don’t show any sign of Hadley or Jones, and 2XL’s site doesn’t contain any more details (Update: See update below). 2GN does at least say that there will be “two big additions”.

It’s obvious what they’re doing with Hadley. That will be 9am to midday. It couldn’t possibly be anything else. Alan Jones on the other hand is interesting. Many moons ago 2CC took Alan Jones’ 2UE breakfast show between 8:30am and 9am but that doesn’t seem like a sensible use of funds to me. I would say that it’s more likely that we will either see a relay of the “Alan Jones Highlights” show between 5am and 5:30am, or the nightly “Alan Jones and Ray Hadley Highlights” show (assuming that said show returns to 2GB’s lineup once they get the summer holidays out of their system).

Update: OK, I might be wrong about how they’re handling Hadley’s show, and also Alan Jones. 2XL, according to their on-air schedule [5], are taking Ray Hadley from 9am to 11am, and Alan Jones from 11am to midday. The Jones show will probably be a highlights show from that morning…it wouldn’t make much sense to replay a particular hour.

I’m not sure that 2CC will follow this model though. 2XL and 2GN are music stations outside of 9am-midday, whereas 2CC is 24/7 talk and could easily get away with running the full three hours of Hadley and putting the Jones highlights show elsewhere (dump an hour of Webster, please!).
End Update

If it is the evening highlights show, then this will also lend credence to the theory that Macquarie, when they take over 3MP in Melbourne, will relay evening highlights to Melbourne. It will also lend credence to what I have heard today and will share with you later this evening…nothing ground breaking, as it’s already been the subject of heavy speculation, but important for 3MP all the same.

Incidentally, 2GB’s website has not added any of the Capital Radio Network stations to the list on Ray Hadley’s page [6] as yet.

The 2CC press release
I promised 2CC that I would run their existing press release. Originally I was going to do this tomorrow night as a teaser for Monday’s announcement…but I can’t see any point in waiting any more. As such, here’s the press release (original available by clicking here [7]).

January 6, 2010

Canberra’s commercial talk back station 1206 2CC has been telling listeners to tune in this Monday morning for a ‘big announcement’.

2CC has been quietly expanding its operations with the recent launch of Hot Country 97.5FM.

It’s expected that 2CC will announce extra additions to its 2010 lineup.

For the full details you will have to tune into 1206 2CC this Monday morning at 7.45 when breakfast host Mark Parton reveals all the details.

For further information contact:
Peter Davidson
Program Director
Talking Canberra 1206 2CC
Phone: (02) 6241 1911


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#1 Comment By Trent On January 9, 2010 @ 8:04 pm

Alan Jones is indeed the Highlights package.

We deliver it to our network stations from 11AM and I hear Prime and a few other stations play it after midday.

#2 Comment By Samuel On January 9, 2010 @ 8:10 pm

Thanks Trent. Out of interest, when does the highlights package get fed to the network, or does it come via FTP/Digital Courier/etc?

Just trying to work out the logistics and, from that, the likelihood of 2CC playing highlights at a different time to GN/XL.

#3 Comment By newtaste On January 9, 2010 @ 9:39 pm

Once upon a time, Hadley said that the problem with the Laws show was that Laws had to cater for a national audience, whereas Hadley’s show being only on in Sydney could focus on that city. Has Hadley forgotten this?

#4 Comment By Samuel On January 9, 2010 @ 9:42 pm

Evidently, yes.

Was that Hadley, I thought it was Singleton or some other 2GB power-broker comparing the whole station to UE.

#5 Comment By newtaste On January 10, 2010 @ 7:53 am

Sun Tele reports that John Laws is starting at 2SM in February. If true, leaves only about 2LT and 2WEB taking Liebmann.

#6 Comment By dennisa On January 10, 2010 @ 6:55 pm

Laws will be on super radio network. They can syndicate it to other stations. Macquarie regional radioworks have been doing hadley 9-11 and Jomes 11-12 during 09, seems to worlk well. thats what 2cc will do. With laws at super network dont assume it has to be 3hrs a day 5 days a week. I hope he makes em get there newsroom in order its sloppy.

#7 Comment By dennisa On January 10, 2010 @ 7:30 pm

Does 2cc own f Hot Country 97.5FM.. If so is this a broadcast high powered transmission. or more like narrowcast?