I wonder if Konrad Marshall reads this thread.Whateley's opening monologue was hardly the talkback tone of the old SEN. It was a soaring oration – almost a sermon – a highbrow flip given the more prevalent view of SEN radio as "80 per cent bullshit, 20 per cent ads".
The latter characterisation is based on Hutchison himself, and his gift for inflating and inflaming any and every spurious wedge issue – turning a footballer's hairstyle into a 24-hour cycle of hot takes and outrage.
Rohan Connolly, who runs the sport and lifestyle website Footyology, says he regards Hutchison as "without doubt one of the best news breakers" among his peers. "I suppose the downside of that ability," Connolly adds, "is the idea that you can frame everything in terms of headlines and talking points, and that no issue is too silly if you can create some angst and friction between opposing points of view, no matter how contrived."