Thursday, January 08, 2015

An adequate newsreader

Yes, Nick Etchells is an adequate newsreader but where did he come from? What made me think Channel 7 was broadcasting New South Wales state news in Victoria? Even his voice sounds very Sydney newsreader. Clue: It may have something to do with the missing neck.





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  1. Andrew, the adequate newsreader is very important for viewers.

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    1. Gosia, they are and not all speak as clearly as is required.

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  2. He is currently a senior reporter for channel 7.news in Melbourne...

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    1. WA, that was a quick demotion.

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  3. Here is the big question - can you understand Nick's English?

    Since I get all my news from ABC Radio (1026), I depend on understanding the news readers' English for two hours a day. Sandy Aloisi and Glen Bartholomew etc are wonderful; Sascha Someone I cannot understand a word he says. His accents are horrible, changing and unintelligible.

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    1. Hels, I can but there is a huskiness to his voice that some may struggle with. I am only familiar with Bartholomew and he is a very clear speaker. He used to live in the building next door to us in the mid noughties.

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  4. I only get round to watching the 7pm news (ABC) or maybe a bit of the 6.30 (SBS) so haven't see the very nice looking man in question. Might have to have a quick shufti this evening :)
    Cathy

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    1. Too late Cathy. The Keyte is back.

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  5. I haven't seen (or heard) him. You are right about his neckless status though. Erstwhile footballer?

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    1. I suspect he is a rugby player EC. Victor is clearly too busy elsewhere to respond as he knows about such things.

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    2. Andrew, thanks to Mr Telstra I was off air for about 36 hours and so was not able to provide a timely contribution to this discussion.

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    3. Victor, for which you will be adequately compensated, I am sure.

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  6. Missing neck? Whatever are you talking about?
    He doesn't look neckless to me. Short necked yes, but at least his head isn't sitting right on his shoulders. (*~*)

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    1. River, too right. The neckless would never get a tv newsreading job.

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  7. Never seen or heard of him. We have beautiful girls up here. We record &'s news and watch later fast forwarding through the adds and crap sport. Then we watch ABC news. It and SBS have the best news.

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    1. Diane, while we do watch ABC news, I like a bit of car crash tv news too.

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  8. Never heard of Google search Andrew?

    Born in England, seems to have spent most of his early life in Queensland (including university), seems to have spent most of his working life (since 2004) in Melbourne.

    https://au.linkedin.com/pub/nick-etchells/7/719/489

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nick_Etchells

    You Melbourne types amuse me slightly. It's either Melbourne, or if it's not Melbourne, it must be Sydney. Other parts of Australia DO exist.

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    1. Facts James. People always want to spoil my posts with facts. I don't believe either source as neither says he played rugby when he clearly has the physique and the voice.

      We will all take note of the rest of Australia once the Sydney Broadcasting Corporation national radio news stops being so Sydney centric. Actually, it is not nearly as bad as it used to be. I haven't heard of a pile up on the M5 for a while.

      To be serious for a moment, experienced journalists like Etchells becoming newsreaders always seem such a waste of talent to me.

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    2. On a personal level, I'm going to point out the national programs on ABC Local this summer have been two weeks of national mornings out of Melbourne, two weeks of national afternoons out of Melbourne and two weeks out of Hobart, two weeks of national drive out of Perth, two weeks of national evenings out of Darwin and two weeks of national evenings out of Melbourne. SBC, yeah right...

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    3. Oh yeah, and national radio news bulletins on ABC Local on weekends and overnights come out of Adelaide or Perth. Facts :)

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    4. Indeed, although I don't know the Melbourne presenters. Darwin was an interesting choice and she, I forget her name, was quite good.

      Cheaper labour in SA and WA? As I am sure you know, it wasn't always the case and especially the weekend bulletins could be very Sydney centric, aside from the tech issues when NSW news was switched through to Victoria.

      Anyway, praise where it is due. I have part written a post about our local radio 12.30pm summer programme.

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    5. Hehehehe. The 1230 show? Not the one on last week hosted by that old hasbeen or the one on this week that's far superior.

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  9. Not sure. I listened to both weeks. I listened more to the content rather that the host, I'm afraid, but very interesting choices.

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