Your say, c/o the Guide, PO Box 14735, Melbourne City MC, Victoria, 8001 fax: 9292 1177 email: firstname.lastname@example.org All letters must carry your name and address to be eligible for publication. If you don’t want your name published, just say so. The other stations are not even trying. It seems having your parents, grandma, grandpa, girlfriends and young ’uns on the show pays off. Matt Tilley’s tired ‘‘gotcha’’ calls seem to do the trick with some people, it seems. Melbourne radio needs livening up— same old gags, same old boring stories about their personal lives. No one cares.
Not again, Ten
from Disgruntled Viewer, Albanvale I’VE figured out why Ten barely manages to crack the top 20 ratings each week— it’s because it constantly shows re-runs. It gets boring after a while. I don’t know how many times I’ve seen the same episode of Ready, Steady, Cook— and that’s not the only show repeated. Can Ten please show new episodes instead of going cheap and showing re-runs?
Just in time
from Senior Footy Fans, Moama THANK you for the 8.30pm Thursday start to The Footy Show. At least all we senior footy fans were able to watch it to the end for the first time ever. Please keep it as a permanent timeslot.
Funny old game, Shane
from Heather Whelan, Patterson Lakes SHANE Crawford, please save your reputation and stick with The Footy Show. I watched The World’s Funniest Videos show because of you and felt betrayed, it was so ridiculous. If you want a laugh, continue to watch the re-runs of Two and a Half Men. They are still hilarious and laughter is the best medicine. It certainly makes my night whenever this program is on.
Little less Conversation
from 774 Rural Listener, email JOHN Faine’s morning program ratings on ABC 774 could be further increased if station management dropped the boring ‘‘Conversation Hour’’ after the 11am news and continued talkback until noon.
from Ted Williams, Ararat WHAT is Ten doing with Dexter? The best show on TV should attract more viewers with better promotion and advertising, but constant changes to its timeslot are losing loyal fans. A few weeks ago Ten pulled it from its friendly 9.30pm Monday schedule for a repeat of NCIS. Then it put two episodes back-to-back the following Sunday after Rove. Tolerable. But the following week it pushed it back to 11.30pm after the swimming highlights, even though it had advertised it the other way around. Lift your game, Ten.
from Norm, Somerville IS 3AW’s Sly of the Underworld on the police PR payroll? Police feed him a bit of information in return for him never criticising their methods. He even praised the way they handled the G20 demonstrators.