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A proposed 2UE schedule

January 9th, 2010 at 01:50pm

Andrew Coster writes in with his proposed on-air schedule for 2UE

Breakfast: John Stanley and Sandy Aloisi
Mornings: Steve Liebmann and Ken Sutcliffe
Afternoons: Tim Webster and Dawn Rawlings
Drive: Murray Wilton and Liz Ellis
Sports Today: John Gibbs and Greg Alexander
Nights: Stuart Bocking and Tracey Spicer
Overnights: Jim Ball and John Kerr

Weekend Breakfast: George Moore and Paul B Kidd
Weekend Mornings: Andrew Daddo and Don Burke
Weekend Afternoons: Clive Robertson and Chris Kearns
Weekend Drive: Ed Phillips and Ken Sparkes
Saturday Night: Dr Ross Walker and Pete Graham
Sunday Early Night: Dale Sinden and Simon Foster
Sunday Late Night: Spencer Kirk and Sharina
Weekend Overnight: Clinton Maynard and Rachel Friend

Scott Cam and Dr Vivienne Miller
Mike Carlton and Matt De Groot
Bill Woods and Deborah Knight
David Prior and Judy Horton
Tim Gilbert and Murray Olds
Rowan Barker and Susie Yates
Andrew Voss and Ian MacRae
Mike Munro and Julie Singleton

Possible additions
Ben Fordham
Chris Smith

Thanks for sending that in Andrew. That lineup is probably more useful than what 2UE currently put to air. It might just make their apparent current aim of being the softer, less abrasive alternative to 2GB, work.

Pairing Steve Liebmann and Ken Sutcliffe is, I think, a stroke of genius. Steve Liebmann desperately needs a co-host to help keep him focussed, and Ken is likely to sound good next to Steve.

There is no way in the world that I could listen to Tim Webster and Dawn Rawlings. It’s funny though in a way, as I was, just yesterday, joking about a possible daily Sharina show for stations which hate ratings…putting Dawn on daily would be close enough.

Stuart and Tracey have done a great job on breakfast over summer. Personally I’d keep them there, but it’s probably easier to put them on nights…no need to find somebody else suitable for the timeslot that way.

I’m not sure that Jim Ball and John Kerr would be compatible. Their approaches are worlds apart and I think we’d end up with a power struggle.

I like the idea of pairing Clive Robertson with Chris Kearns again. I’m fairly sure that Chris had to retire from the show on medical grounds…but it would be great to hear them together again.

I also quite like the idea of moving Burke’s Backyard out of the breakfast slot. Syndication would probably have a fit…but I like it, and replacing half of “The Two Murrays” at Drive is a good idea…that show currently has no flow.

On the “possibles”. Ben has done well for himself over at 2GB and I doubt that they’ll let him go, especially seeing as the other on-air talent and John Singleton have defended him after the PD pulled the plug on his John Laws interview. I won’t be surprised if Ben surfaces doing a national show from 3MP in Melbourne.

Chris is, apparently, all but gone from 2GB. He is still suspended, but he doesn’t exist on their website now and Luke Bona has apparently been told to get ready to take over the afternoon show permanently (big mistake…give it to Ben. Ben is more engaging when he tries than Luke is in my opinion). Chris might end up at 2UE after a while…it certainly seems to be the way that fired 2GB people go, and vice versa.

The soft talk format that 2UE are trying at the moment is very hard to get right. The current line-up needs work, and I think Andrew is very close to something which could hold a decent, steady share of the ratings.

Thoughts anybody?


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  • 1. padders  |  January 9th, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    Mr Coster has an interesting line-up, and I have pinched a couple of his ideas. My timeslots are a bit different though, particularly on weekends, where co-hosts vary within shifts for a bit of variety.

    I’ve had fun with this!

    2UE Line up, by padders

    5.30 – 9 Sandy Aloisi and Kerry O’Keeffe
    9 – 12 Mike Gardiner and Ken Sutcliffe
    12 – 4 Murray Wilton and Felicity Whelan
    4 – 8 Mike Welch and Andrew Daddo
    8 – 12 Stuart Bocking and Tracey Spicer
    Overnight Mike Williams and Rowan Barker

    6 – 7 Don Burke
    7 – 9 Don Burke and Scott Cam
    9 – 11 Samuel and Padders
    11 – 12 Samuel, Padders and Susan Kurosawa
    12 – 1 Samuel, Padders and Tim Blair
    1 – 3 Clive Robertson and Janelle Bloom
    3 – 5 Clive Robertson and John Cadogan
    5 – 8 Tim Webster and John Gibbs
    8 – 10 Suzy Yates and Dr Ross Walker
    10 – 12 Suzy Yates and John Arthur Daley
    Overnight John Kerr and Peter Graham

  • 2. Andrew Coster  |  January 9th, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    Janelle Bloom is currently on 2GB on Glenn Wheerler’s program from 7pm til midnight

  • 3. Andrew Coster  |  January 9th, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    Felicity Whelan sound better on tv then she would on talk back radio

  • 4. padders  |  January 9th, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    Many on my line-up are currently with other stations. It’s a bit like choosing anyone, living or dead, that you would like to have a dream dinner with. It’s a bit of fun. But, on my list, you will notice that some current 2UE presenters are not there. As Samuel would know, this is not coincidental!

  • 5. newtaste  |  January 9th, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    I think that 2UE needs to get radical and get some new interesting heads, but hang on to some of their strengths. How about:

    Weekdays –
    5:30 – 9:00 John Stanley & Sandy Aloisi
    9:00 – 12:00 Tony Jones
    12:00 – 3:00 George Moore & Paul B Kidd
    3:00 – 6:00 John Safran & Marieke Hardy
    6:00 – 8:00 John Gibbs & Greg Alexander
    8:00 – 12:00 Stuart Bocking
    12:00 – 5:30 Clive Robertson

    Weekends –
    6:00 – 9:00 Don Burke
    9:00 – 1:00 Jim Ball
    1:00 – 6:00 Murray Wilton & Murray Olds
    Sat 6:00 – 12:00 Pete Graham & Ken Sparkes
    Sun 6:00 – 9:00 Clinton Maynard
    Sun 9:00 – 12:00 Sharina
    12:00 – 6:00 John Kerr

    Jim Ball the fill-in for Tony Jones

    If Tony Jones were freed from the constraints he has put on him at the ABC where he has to appear to be balanced, he could turn into a really good talk radio star. He is a great interviewer.

    John Safran & Marieke Hardy? Well they would certainly attract attention! And they are both opinionated and experienced.

  • 6. Andrew Coster  |  January 12th, 2010 at 11:54 am

    I should add Lisa Wilkinson and Karl Stefanovic in Fill Ins

  • 7. dennisa  |  January 12th, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    The Ultiamte talk station lineup. Beat this fellas

    6-7 News Hour with Sandy Aloisi
    7-9 Brekky with Angela Catterns
    9-12 Mornings with Steve Price
    12-1 News Hour with Glenn bartholemew or Anne Fulwood
    1-4 Afternoons with trevor Chappel
    4-7 sundown with Debrah byrne and Timmy Webster
    7-9 Early Evenings with Myf Warhurst
    9-12 Nights with mike williams
    12-6 overnights with Mark trevorrow
    weekend brekky with geraldine doogue
    saturday brunch with Andrew Denton and Amanda Keller
    sunday brunch with Lawsy
    winter afternoons Ray hadley continuous call
    summer afternoons Ben Fordham and Fifi Box
    Weekend nights with Andy Grace
    weekend oivernights with Wendy harmer and Judith Lucy

  • 8. dennisa  |  January 12th, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    station floaters would be Prue McSween and George Moore


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