I’m a reasonably frequent listener to part of her Sunday morning show, only because I’m often in the car driving at that time.
She can be reasonably entertaining. I don’t remember hearing the controversial interview with Stephen Berkoff, but regardless of whether she deserves her fate, I wouldn’t mind if ABC Radio rejigged its schedule.
At 10am on a Sunday morning, I flick between the AM stations looking to get informed.
3AW has their inflammatory Sunday morning crew (self-described as “arrogant and argumentative”), interspersed with ads. How does 3AW rate so highly? Some of their programmes are okay, but the ads just annoy me, and I look to commercial-free stations instead.[Disclaimer: On the odd occasion, I have been interviewed by 3AW on Sunday mornings. This recent instance is online — jump to the 30 minute mark; includes that discussion on Hamer Hall.]
NewsRadio has Weekend Halftime, a regular hour-long sports report at that time which bores the hell out of me. (I don’t mind a little bit of sport, but let’s face it, Tiger Woods winning another tournament is not Real News.)
And 774 has (for now) Helen Razer, also talking about arts — though she often dips into pop culture and general chatter too.
Couldn’t RN or 774 shift their arts coverage so they don’t compete? Then arts lovers could tune into both, and news junkies like me would have something to listen to at 10am. If they were to shift Background Briefing back an hour, that’d be superb.
Yet another little thing that might be different if I ran the world. Maybe it’ll happen once Helen’s left.