20 June, 2016. 13:45
ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact
IT WOULD BE LIKE putting bicarbonate soda and vinegar in a balloon – that’s what some media commentators have said.
But getting embattled media personality Eddie McGuire and feminist writer Clementine Ford to team up on breakfast radio has long since been seen as a bridge too far.
“Yeah look mate, it seems as if I might need a bit of a holiday from footy and telly now,” said McGuire.
“I reckon it’d be good for me. Start using me pipes again [sic] and keep the cameras off my mug for a while. I’d work with Clem, no problem,”
“It’d go off like a frog in a sock. The ratings would be through the roof. It’s a formula that wins on radio. You have a bit frog-necked bloke like Kyle up the front and a smart, beautiful woman there to wooo you back when you start speaking before you do your thinking. Fuck yeah, sign me up.”
However, not much has been said from Ford’s camp. Only a short statement was released earlier today.
“I’d rather spend my mornings cleaning the dorm rooms of St Paul’s College than do anything with Eddie McGuire,”
“So no. It won’t be happening.”
However, executives from Southern Cross Austereo plan to remedy this by taking out their chequebook and add zeros until this issue of them working together is resolved.
The breakfast slot on Sydney’s 2DayFM is rumoured to be up for grabs next year as Rove & Sam continue to plummet lower down the rating charts.
Tragically, even 101.7 WSFM’s Jonesy & Amanda are rating higher, despite only being allowed to play a collection of nine songs. In 2011, a Wentworthville courier drove his van into a power pole after hearing “Blinded by the Light” by Manfred Mann for the third time that week on WSFM.
He survived, but listens to 702 ABC now.