I paid a visit this morning to 92.9, Lismore's community radio station, although I know it better as 2NCR-FM, the station where I got my start in radio. Almost forty years ago, two or three times a week, my dad would drive me from our home in South Lismore to Goonellabah. Located at the back … Continue reading 92.9 / 2NCR-FM
Once again, the Andrew Olle Media Lecture, which I've been attending for over twenty years, delivered. A terrific speech about sports journalism, and the changing face of media, viewed from the perspective of award winning footy writer, Caroline Wilson. Good food, good company, good conversation. Always a pleasure to attend. For the seventeenth time, Richard … Continue reading Andrew Olle Media Lecture
I don't really know what to say about the floods in Lismore, except they've had a deep impact on me, even though I'm many hundreds of kilometres away, and even though for the most part, I'm reasonably relaxed about floods at home, as I have written previously. "Yeah the river's up, but it's nothing to … Continue reading Lismore Floods
Though there's a temptation to think the days of radio drama are long dead, that's not the case. As a child growing up in the 70s/80s, comedy programs like Chuck Chunder, How Green Was My Cactus etc, continued to be a daily ritual for me. Later in the morning, mum would listen to The Castlereagh … Continue reading Classic Radio Drama
I was chatting with a colleague today, and he asked why ABC Radio News is heard at 7.45am and not 8.00am, which is the convention for most radio stations. I did a few searches, and couldn't come to a conclusion, though 7.45am dates back to 1932 when the ABC started, though noting that bulletin was … Continue reading Why Is ABC Radio News at 7.45?