School holidays are upon us and ABC Melbourne radio presenters have disappeared, even though most are too old to have children in school. I don't like dissing people and I quite like Sally Warhaft as a guest on radio, but not as a replacement for Faine. I find her laborious in the extreme. I am used to Australia's premier local radio broadcaster Jon Faine being lightning fast and snappy. (note, the link accuses Faine of being left wing. While I think he has a social conscience, I don't consider him a Comrade)
One day Faine will retire. Who will replace him? A few come to mind who have performed well as fill ins in the past. Waleed Aly (out of date info) is one. He was initially a bit monotone, but has developed broadcasting skills. Ali Moore (out of date. She lives in Singapore now) was a brilliant fill in for Faine a few years ago and is high on my list, but my vote would go to Virginia Trioli. She is just magnificent, and Virginia, if you read this, mornings on ABC Melbourne is an exalted position and you would have high respect should you choose what would surely an open option to you.
One more post cleared. I am getting the backlog down.