Radio coverage. We now have 3 broadcasters. Opinions?

nobbyiscool

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Aug 11, 2006
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Radio is dead!

With work wifi and a Kayo sports sub I never have to bother with sub-par ABC commentary or incessant radio ads ever again!
 

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010203

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Doubtful Tom Moody is ever going to make a good ball by ball caller. Tim Lane back to Macquarie radio full time with Slats doing ball by ball on 7 wouldn't surprise me.
 

legend166

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Thought ABC was great yesterday. It helps they've got some diversity in voices again.

Jim Maxwell, Alison Mitchell, Harsha Bogle and Andrew Moore is a great ball-by-ball team, probably the best they've had in years. Gillespie is good colour. Probably still missing that one great colour guy that they've never really had since Skull left.
 

bird_man

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Jan 14, 2012
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Anthony Hudson is a terrific caller, especially considering he's never called the cricket. Katich is probably my favourite special comments man now that Rogers isn't doing it.

Also listened to ABC a lot today and it was very good as always.
 

thejester

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Apr 22, 2006
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Anthony Hudson is a terrific caller, especially considering he's never called the cricket. Katich is probably my favourite special comments man now that Rogers isn't doing it.

Also listened to ABC a lot today and it was very good as always.
Did enjoy Katich’s inability to keep it together when Hudson was reading the ads.
 

010203

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I've enjoyed ABC thus far. In regards to their experts, two bowlers and two ex batsmen is a nice balance. Not convinced they need 4 ball by ball callers but Alison Mitchell being doing 40 minute stints on 7 may make that a necessity of sorts.
 

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Ohitsthatguy

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I started with Seven's coverage but couldn't stick through Slater so I went to ABC. Shame because I think Punter is an excellent commentator but Slater just ruins any coverage.

Ed Cowan is fantastic and really love his insight on ABC.
 

Demosthenes

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Jun 9, 2015
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ABC have improved massively since last season. It's a seriously impressive effort, what with the TV rights deal diluting the talent and Whateley/Rogers jumping ship.
 

BRWB

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If anyone's interested, Glenn Mitchell and Terry Alderman have been on Macquarie today. I dunno if it's all day or just guest spots.
It sounds like the old days on 3LO :D
Mitchell is elite and possibly the best cricket caller in the country.

Alderman actually made me turn off even when Mitchell was calling...that bad.

Call it the Spud-Huddo effect.
 

Freo Big Fella

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I shouldn't really be this surprised, but 6PR's commentary for the Scorchers games is like having your ears gouged out with a skewer.

Karl Langdon's ignorance of any sport other than AFL (and even there he struggles when he's not in a position to do his paid cheerleading for the Eagles) is astonishing for someone ostensibly being paid for ball-by-ball commentary. Hogg sounded like he was about to deck him at some points.

Bring back ABC for the BBL!
 

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