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#203

Yeah I guess that’s true, point taken :slight_smile:


#204

It’s disappointing John and Gary aren’t rating better. They’re actually quite entertaining. Best since Mike and Fitz.

A shame the rest of 2UE and its marketing pulls it back.


#205

But this is the thing, is it not?

MRN don’t want to afford to jeopardise 2GB? (Two talk stations)

If there was a massive promotion campaign (TV, newspaper & via 2GB) about 2UE, even some new presenter ‘jazz-ups’, grab some popular regular guests, etc.

2GB after a while would be affected.

Especially looking at some of 2GB’s ratings, which have either been declining OR are already close to losing (i.e.) Ben Fordham, Alan Jones,

So I guess that’s MRN’s strategy, just leaving 2UE ‘alone’…?


#206

2GB is packing more advertising into the Jones, Hadley, Smith, Grant, Money and Garden programs for the next three weeks. The extra ads in Hadley’s show looks like this:

The full details are on the MRN website:
http://www.macquariemediasyndication.com.au/programming-and-services/Temporary-Format-Changes


#207

It’s to my understanding that all commercial radio & TV networks are allowed to air extra advertising during Federal Election campaigns, but I’d have to check on that…


split this topic #208

2 posts were merged into an existing topic: Magic 2CH 1170 Sydney


#209

Back on air now…


#210

Caught a glimpse of the new 2GB studios tonight during a segment on A Current Affair during which they had Chris Smith with an ‘opinion’. It appears they have stuck with a German manufacturer for consoles and gone with Lawo Sapphire consoles. Also of German origin the Yellowtec Mika microphone arms. There was also a VoxPro control surface in the background. I don’t know what the OLED keypanel in the foreground is for or who it’s manufacturer is?


#211

I’m surprised there aren’t any 2GB logos all over the place, as you’d usually expect.


#212

Wonder if 2ue has moved. George Moore is a bit open about the topic. In theory they will come back to the new studio on Saturday according to what he said last weekend.


#213

Interface into Phonebox perhaps given that it’s right under that screen?


#214

That would be a safe assumption. It could possibly be a custom made job too. There’s no device matching that on the Telos, Comrex, AVT, AEQ, Broadcast Bionics or Sonifex websites.


#215

Possibly an intercom to producer, record studio, newsroom? Just noting the little silver knob on the right of the unit. But quite possible it’s the phone box thing too :slight_smile:


#216

2UE’s last broadcast from the Greenwich studios will be this Sunday from 6am via Radioinfo.

According to a Facebook post by Clinton Maynard;

“I’ll have the honour of co-hosting the final program from 2UE’s Greenwich studios this Sunday. I’ll be on air with the legendary Paul B. Kidd, George [Moore] is sick. I didn’t make the call, seriously, but I’m honoured to do the last show with Paul B form what’s been a fantastic home for Australia’s oldest radio station.”

https://www.radioinfo.com.au/news/end-era-last-broadcast-2ue-greenwich-sunday?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter


#217

I wonder what will happen to the Greenwich studios. 2CH moving in? Selling them off?


#218

The building was sold in May 2015, according to the real estate listings: https://www.realestate.com.au/property/170-pacific-hwy-greenwich-nsw-2065


#219

Mystery solved, its a Lawo / L|S|B product used for audio routing control.


#220

Best Solution for 2UE, Hire well known Sport Personalities to Re-Launch the 954 Frequency into a Sports Talk Station just like SEN in Melbourne.


#221

I agree!


#222

if they moved all sports from 2GB they’d have a powerful line-up for sure

2UE - Sports Talk