Great to hear Sam Pang back on radio since leaving Nova Breakfast, joining Grubby and John Origlasso for the first hour of The Weekend Break yesterday. Very funny listening. John is a producer on The Front Bar and writes many of the jokes that Sam, Mick Molloy and Andy Maher use.
Roughly the first 40 mins of this full show podcast if you want to listen.
With survey no 1 underway now … just a few observations from me regarding Sydney’s No. 1 2GB. Ben Fordham is in cracking form … some high profile interviews including tying Albo in knots re the voice. Lot’s of publicity for Benny. Hadley keeps churning out what his audience wants in mornings. Biggest weak spot by far is Afternoons with Deb Knight. I know she’s lovely but its mostly forgettable snooze-fest radio. Chris OKeefe’s drive is smashing it out of the park … he’s natural, punchy, entertaining, newsy and fast paced. Winner. Nights with the mercurial John Stanley will again win by a country mile. Also I’m really enjoying Luke Grant on overnights as his new home.
While he stills appears with blonde hair on 2GB’s site, Ben Fordham has been given a grey makeover in advertisements on the side of Sydney buses. Normally media companies try to make their talent look younger nor older. Maybe trying to make him blend in with the target audience?
Tom Elliott will host 3AW Drive from Geelong’s Avalon Airport next Tuesday (February 21) from 3pm AEDT, to celebrate Bonza Airlines’ inaugural flight from Avalon to Sunshine Coast. That flight is already sold out.
The four weekly regulars on 3AW’s Wide World of Sports during this AFL season made their first appearance this week.
Monday - Matthew Lloyd
Tuesday - Leigh Matthews
Wednesday - Matthew Richardson
Thursday - Jimmy Bartel