"The switching nightmare goes on. 774 digital broadcasting 702. Andrew."
After twenty minutes of listening to ABC Sydney on ABC Melbourne digital, and checking that AM was broadcasting ABC Melbourne, I thought enough is enough and I sent the above text to ABC Melbourne. Fifteen seconds later the big scissor switch was pulled down and locked into place and once again ABC Melbourne was coming through the speakers.
I thought whoever is responsible might have done better this year with all the switching to and from national local to local local that our ABC does at this time of the year, but I think it has been worse than ever.
I recall the late Kerry Packer calling into his own tv station, Channel 9, and telling them 'to get that shit off the air', referring to a comedy programme and it was pulled straight away. At least he was watching his own tv station. Doesn't ABC radio management listen to their own station on digital radio? It took me to alert them of the wrong station being broadcast.
Now, if you are interested, I can give you the today's weather forecast for all major New South Wales towns? No? How about this morning's traffic conditions around Sydney?