I can have a whinge about our ABC. There wouldn't be too many people who invest more time listening and watching our ABC than I do. Surely that gives me some rights to moan.
ABC Local Radio, Melbourne. Replacement for Richard Stubbs after he goes on holiday early on management's orders, Mark Holden. I no like.
Last Friday, cricket is due to begin at 10.25, truncating Jon Faine's program. I am of the age who used to become seriously annoyed at parliament and cricket interrupting programs on local radio. I can cope. It is time to listen to RN podcasts. But still, twenty minutes of Jon Faine's Wrap program with a right wing and left wing guest to discuss the weeks events before the cricket starts. Digital radio said no, and switched to Local Radio national replacement programme for the cricket and I missed the normally entertaining Wrap. I appreciate the digital replacement programme when the cricket is on, but not when it cuts in over an existing local programme still being broadcast.
I took a look at ABC's mobile phone website. This link looked promising. Err, no it wasn't. I don't know German.
Treasurer Swan, our ABC is clearly underfunded. Step up to the crease and fund it properly please. To be topical, fund the overseas service properly too.