I’m a big lover of the ABC and its presenters, except for Geoff Hutchison.
I’m not a bit surprised his segment is declining in the ratings (Listeners switch from ABC, TST, Jan 6).
His style is becoming all too predictable and when some passionate listener contributes a strong opinion about some issue that doesn’t conform to Hutchison’s view of the world, they are shut down very quickly, with a pretty caustic, arrogant and judgmental comment or two.
Sometimes it is very uncomfortable listening. Considering that our multicultural, ageing society has such a diverse range of issues facing it on a daily basis, it would be nice to think radio presenters are purveyors and influencers of positive and tolerant attitudes and give voices to a realistic cross-section of its audience.