It must be the segment that airs at 1930 that’s putting @Laoma off.
The two shows I listen to without fail every week are The Mechie Show and Inphase on SWR. There are plenty of other good programmes as well. As a general rule, the better presenters and formats- for my tastes at least- are on air during the afternoons/evenings and on the weekend.
I think more hosts should upload their shows to somewhere like Mixcloud or Archive.org so that people can listen at their leisure. They’d get more exposure this way too. I’d imagine you’d have to get clearance with your station first, and then there are the copyright issues (Mixcloud pays a royalty though). A lot of British DJs upload their shows to Mixcloud.
Spotify and at streaming are too much stuffing around for me, and i don’t have an aux input in my car. I also feel a bit disconnected if I just had Spotify (No news, traffic etc) so FM mainly for me also.
That said I happened to be in Macksville lastnight when the Mechie show was on. Nelson was blasted along the old Pacific. Perhaps @Mechsta you need to get 2BBB to buy a bigger transmitter so the sounds of bellingen can be heard in Sydney
Re the ongoing ridiculous rebranding of everything and sundry to Triple M, I’ll reflect what @RFBurns said above and note that SCA have essentially devalued all their stations. Who ever buys them (carallis will probably end up with them) will need to rebrand and roll out transmission infrastructure. Not good selling points. I won’t rant about it, but imagine how confusing it will be particularly for those newer car radios that create a list of dab and fm stations. Lucky dip I guess.
The challenge is that Caralis already owns stations where SCA currently has radio presence, such as Newcastle, Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour, Orange, Dubbo & Toowoomba. If Caralis were to acquire some of the SCA stations in the aforementioned regional markets, then he would have to either divest some of them, or that Grants acquire either the SCA or Caralis stations.
Happy 18th Birthday to 97.3 today,15/10/2001 .Though they had started test broadcasts before then, today was the official on air date. I remember being excited about a 3rd commercial FM station in Brisbane at the time but was soon disappointed.The playlist has not changed in 18 years,The best present they could give us listeners is a complete overhaul of the playlist
Remember my rant about SCA 5 or so days ago in this thread?
Anyone seen the news about SCA shares taking a dive (or Tanking as hinted in The Australian newspaper), they announced to the ASX they don’t have a good outlook, & this is before what I said they’d done is taken into account.
I couldn’t agree more! I was also immediately dissapointed with the ultra bland and safe playlist, and to this day they’ve done absolutely nothing to make me interested in listening. Probably the lamest metro FM station in the country. And to make matters worse when they launched we also lost Star 106.9 with River launching initially with a CHR format - thankfully that didn’t last long.