Radio 1116 SEN 2020 Lineup

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beez

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Huddo is such an asset. I don't think his knowledge of cricket is elite, but he covers that with his superb professionalism. Very few others could pull this off.
With the general feel of a dearth of quality across the sporting landscape, and as much as some people can't tolerate Whateley's righteousness, we are truly blessed at SEN, and in the broader sporting landscape, to have Huddo and Whateley. We really should appreciate it more than we do, I know I've tried to on the Friday night footy broadcasts over the last couple of seasons.
 

bedford

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Interesting discussion about SEN Cricket.

For whatever reason, I missed most of it last season, so this is my first real go at it. I switched over from Macquarie because I just can't listen to Darren Berry - awful.

Huddo is such an asset. I don't think his knowledge of cricket is elite, but he covers that with his superb professionalism. Very few others could pull this off.

I didn't detect that Gerard sounded tired. Unlike Huddo, he is a true cricket nuffy, so that gels with me. I find him much easier to listen to calling cricket compared with AFL, where I don't always like the way he shifts gears in his footy calling. And he seems to have fewer "agendas" in cricket.

Special comments analysts were pretty good, although I can only take Peter Lalor in small doses. Big fan of Damien Fleming, and Simon Katich generally.

The live-read ads during the cricket are annoying, but both of them do it.

There ya go....a positive post about SEN.
Agree with all of that . Too much of Lalor though . I don't know what the connection is with the Australian journo's as no one reads it , an example was Denham.
 

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peternorth

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sen from midday is a basket case,no structure,nobody is resonating..i like the golf getting exposure atm
i do too. with the summer of golf starting here, it deserves coverage.

i had a thought last night driving around.....i think sen suffers from being on air live all day with "not that much sport" to talk about. Once they're done talking cricket, and some NBL basketball, there's nothing they can talk about with authority other than footy. and footy wise there's nothing much.....oh yeah let's interview a coach who will provide nothing of real substance leading into.....christmas.

could it be worth tabling that say breakfast/whately/drive are live and arvos is perhaps replays of stuff? night time, coverage of live sport?
 

James1970

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i do too. with the summer of golf starting here, it deserves coverage.

i had a thought last night driving around.....i think sen suffers from being on air live all day with "not that much sport" to talk about. Once they're done talking cricket, and some NBL basketball, there's nothing they can talk about with authority other than footy. and footy wise there's nothing much.....oh yeah let's interview a coach who will provide nothing of real substance leading into.....christmas.

could it be worth tabling that say breakfast/whately/drive are live and arvos is perhaps replays of stuff? night time, coverage of live sport?
SEN should be finding the new sports-slanted comedic voices from the younger pod-cast generation and giving them airtime in the afternoons and evening when there's nothing happening.

Most will be sh*t, but some will hit pay-dirt and maybe even bring a new audience.

Radical, huh?

Geez, they might even discover women can be funny and entertaining too. I'm sure they can read out ads like the best of them.
 

CrowdedHouse

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I think key at evenings are either live sport or going with the nostalgia theme (old sporting legends, callers' memories of a classic event with old commentary mixed in).

Late evening (after 10) into overnights should turn to a World Sport focus chatting with guests from Europe and North America.
 

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Ricko1975

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Garry and Tim's show has really developed into a good morning show, has a bit of everything, and what i like is that they dont care if they have an alternate view, they are strong enough to challenge and happy to be challenged, also i love taht they call out some texters that are overly negative. I enjoy it for the most part,Radio and media is a classic case of:
You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time
 

workhorse

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i do too. with the summer of golf starting here, it deserves coverage.

i had a thought last night driving around.....i think sen suffers from being on air live all day with "not that much sport" to talk about. Once they're done talking cricket, and some NBL basketball, there's nothing they can talk about with authority other than footy. and footy wise there's nothing much.....oh yeah let's interview a coach who will provide nothing of real substance leading into.....christmas.

could it be worth tabling that say breakfast/whately/drive are live and arvos is perhaps replays of stuff? night time, coverage of live sport?
It's one of the things I enjoyed about the 'old' SEN, it wasn't all sport all day. Even during the busiest footy periods you would still find the odd hour here or there on Harf's show, with Marko and Ox, and definitely with Finey, that was dedicated to something not sport related. The Run Home had Leigh Patch, Jason Cunningham, Julie Hancock et al for example all do a 30 min segment. It was a nice break.

Hutchy's philosophy was to make it a sport-only station, hence the advent of the extra hours and hours of live sport (which are great if you enjoy that). Unfortunately when you have boring hosts who have limited knowledge outside of their chosen sport, and when you offer no budget to get good quality guests on - apart from Gerard's show - you're left with a whole lot of vanilla.
 

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