“It’s a disgrace”: George & Paul take aim at 2GB management

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2GB Weekend Mornings hosts George Moore & Paul B Kidd have fired off a broadside at the station’s management for advertising a competitor show.

As reported by Radio Today, Macquarie Media has locked in veteran duo Roy & H.G. for a show on Saturdays during the Cricket World Cup.

Their new show on Macquarie Sports Radio kicked off on the weekend and runs until Mid July.

Macquarie has been advertising the show on its other stations including 2GB, so when George & Paul heard advertising for another show in their timeslot they weren’t too pleased.

They read out a message from a listener that said; “I think its poor form advertising Roy & HG who are on a different station, directly up against George & Paul. This is disrespectful,” said the message.

George & Paul said they “could not agree more” and called the decision a “disgrace”.

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JASON ANDREW TOPPIN
3 Jun 2019 - 5:11 pm

GERRGE & [PAUL
I WILL SAY TO YIOU TAT TE SAMEMANAGMEBTTR \WHO SIGNED YOU TO 2GB SIGNED ROY AND HG TI MACQUARIE SPORTS RADIO HENCE TE REASION I SAY TO YOU THAT TRIPLEM MORE SO THAN 2GB MACQUARIESPORS RADIO AREGOING UOP AGAINST IN SYDNEY, MELBPURNE & BRISBAN SO IF MACQUARIE SPORTS RADIO 954 GEY ANY LISTEBERS FRIM GEORGE & PAUL IT WILL BE A BONUS SI STOP BITUNG TYE HABD TAT FEEDS YIOU BIYS.

Richard Kazimer
3 Jun 2019 - 9:13 pm

Precisely what part of ‘commercial radio’ eludes George & Paul?

Gavin
4 Jun 2019 - 9:39 am

@Richard Kazimer

You think Triple M would advertise Hughsey & Kate during Kennedy/Molloy? No
You think WSFM would advertise Kyle & Jackie O during Jonesy & Amanda? No

so…….what part of “competitor” eludes you?

reeves35
4 Jun 2019 - 10:27 am

Bizarre you call Roy and HG veterans when George and Paul (whoever they are!!) look positively geriatric.

Truth Bomber
4 Jun 2019 - 1:55 pm

You’re a weekend show, they’ve found some money to get one of Australia’s finest duos on your other channel to prop it up. Sticking a promo for, essentially “a podcast” that is simulcast on 954 should brighten you up, unless of course you have 0 self confidence. No you wouldn’t put a drive promo from 2day on triple m, but you may say ‘head over to country digital if you want more of something you can’t get here’. And as far as Australian witty & dry sports talk goes, you have none. It doesn’t scream ‘radio’ to me either. But the landscape is changing, know your place in a business and adapt.

JASON ANDREW TOPPIN
5 Jun 2019 - 7:40 pm

MACQUARIE SPORTS RADIO WILL GAIN TRIOLEM LISTENERS MANY OF THEM ALSO GEORGE & PAUL DO NOT NEED TI WORRY.. I READ VIA FACEBOOK MANY TRIPLEM LISTENERS ARE ANGRY WITH MANAGNENT AT THAT RADIO STATION AND WILL N LONGER LUSTEN T THAT RADIIO STATION AND WIL DEFECT TO MACQUARIE SPORTS RADIO GEORGE & PAUL NEED TU CALM DOWN AND STOP GETTING SIO ANGRY WIT TE SAME BOSSES THAT SIGNED GROTGR AND PAUL TO 2GB SIGNED RIY AND HG TI MACQUARE SPORS RADIO. COME ONN HEIRGE AND PAUL YOU HAVE NOTHING TU BE ANGRY ABOUT

Ann Droid
21 Jun 2019 - 7:49 am

This is most def not a new idea. 2GB had similarly planned to use the disastrous ‘lifestyle’ programmed 2UE to expand on the virtues of their sponsor’s offerings by encouraging GB listeners to switch over to their next door broadcasting neighbor and corporate sibling for more info…or, as it should be called, an Infomercial. In the world of dumb ideas this one surely ranks in the top 5. They must have offered Roy and HG a wheelbarrow full of cash to put their genuinely unique and prodigious talent on a station that has fewer listeners than a taxi dispatch radio operator.

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