The Voice

Haven’t done a media post for a while, because, nobody really cares about these awful creatures anymore. But perhaps there are still some questions to be posed in post Riddance Radio. Firstly, Russell Woolf’s ABC 720 replacement John McGlue is just. Fucking. Terrible. Obviously nobody is going to be able to fake Rusty’s apparently genuine interest in the movement of traffic in the Northbridge tunnel, but McGlue is the most excruciatingly boring presenter helpfully coupled with a voice like Mark McGowan vacuuming a rug in the next room. He manages to drain any interest you might have in any topic no matter how ostensibly interesting. I guess the loss of Russell is the circumcision industry’s gain. Now not sure what nickname to give McGlue. He’s playing Nanna Nap to Geoff Hutchinson’s Nanna. I’m going to go with John “Slumber King” McGlue unless others have something better.

And seriously, what’s the deal with 6PRacist? Would it kill them to hire a presenter that doesn’t sound like he is being sodomised and strangled at the same time? Paul Nurry and Bob Maumill pioneered the choking granny vocal style, which now seems to have infected Gossage, Zempilas and Peter Bell. If you are an appalling journalist, having a terrible voice isn’t helping. Now Peter Bell sounds like a decent sort of guy, albeit one who appears to be trying to breath in some Lego , but I guess if you sign on to a station famous for being populated by total cunts – and this is after Riddance Sattler has been given the arse, then it does kind of compromise your image, obviously along with the rolling abortion that was the Dockers. Now Gossage seems ok too, but…wait , does anyone care? No? Then carry on not listening. Remember, McGlue should only be referred to as Slumber King from now on.

About AHC McDonald

Comedian, artist, photographer and critic. From 2007 to 2017 ran the culture and satire site The Worst of Perth
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132 Responses to The Voice

  1. Shreiking Wombat Ninja says:

    He actually looks like that? It’s the Zombie Fucking Apocalypse.


  2. skink says:

    I listen to AM radio for the ten minutes that it takes me to drive to work, and then the ten minutes it takes to drive home. McClueless managed to bore me so much in the first five minutes I had to tune to Classic FM, where the voices are slightly less soporific. Have there been any documented incidents of traffic accidents caused by him sending drivers to sleep? The last thing Perth drivers need is something to make them more sleepy.

    I can’t listen to commercial radio, because six minutes of the ten minute journey would be shouty ads.

    and I can’t listen to Cameron because he has yet to play a record released after I was born. It was amusing to hear the banter about lefty political bias on the ABC when a former Federal Liberal MP is the most popular broadcaster in Perth.

    and I know he’s not Perth, and was only filler during the summer break, but that Richard Fidler gives me the shits. Smug pseudointellectual cunt.

    I have to say, I miss Rusty. He always had a smile in his voice, although maybe it was just a bong hit.


  3. Perineum says:

    Radio? AM radio? You try telling that to the kids today…
    Wait; taxi drivers still listen to this stuff, don’t they. How many of such types do you suppose there are in Perth? The entire AM demographic, to be pandered to and fought over. Talk show hosting (hopefully) seems like roof thatching. We can only hope that in a hundred years someone will drag out the last living AM talk show host to tell in a faltering age-encrusted voice how they used to get a good bigotry whipped up in the old days (and how much better things were then – which is now, if you see what i mean). Talk Show Preservation Society, anyone?


  4. bonez56 says:

    There’s no reason to venture to 7PR (Channel 7 promotions) any more. Basil just spends the whole morning plugging My Kitchen Rules and Today Tonight.


  5. Scanners says:

    Why bother listening to any of them when you can listen to RTR FM? The DJ’s/presenters actually play music they know and care about and many of the interviews are actually interesting.


  6. rottobloggo says:

    I find your remarks about Peter hurtful and am glad to be on his show on Mondays from 1300-1330.


  7. Anonymous says:

    “Claggy” McGlue? He often sounds utterly despondent at the awful dullness of it all.

    There is always RN which is ok until that fucking infuriating Phillip Adams comes on abd you have to drive into a tree.


  8. Russell Woolf's Lovechild says:

    Dad says thanks. Tip – McGlue will be gone in less than 3 months.


  9. orbea says:

    Radio. Ex Lawyer. Shite. McGlue will outlast the apocalypse


  10. Misspent yoof says:

    Rusty has superpowers – the weather’s been shit since he gave up that gig too.


  11. Bento says:

    Three weeks in, and Slumber King already resorting to ‘are Perth drivers bad’ call-in bait. I give him a month.


  12. Is the Slumber King taking his cues by posting on Sattler’s Blog ?
    John McGlue
    FEBRUARY 18, 2014 AT 3:50 PM
    Kate Bridson: You don’t make sense. The leftards are the ones who DON’T want the drum lines out there in the first place. Get real please. And Howard, you’re dead wrong on this one mate. Drum lines protect lives and stop dangerous predators from coming too close. Barnett is only removing the Cottesloe drum lines this week because of the massive Rotto swim, we want to hook sharks not swimmers. Got it?

    Howard Sattler
    FEBRUARY 18, 2014 AT 5:01 PM
    My problem with the removal of the drum lines, John, is that the beach is left unprotected until the Rotto swim.


  13. Russell Woolf's Lovechild says:

    FMD Just listening to McSnooze to see if it is still shit – yep it is. Then he goes you can remember times in your life by the music you listen too and McSnooze remembers it around four Crowded House albums. Even Dad isn’t that lame.

    Personally I remember good times around my Dave Dobbyn album, I just don’t tell anyone.


  14. Tod Johnston joining Afternoons after being sacked from Ch 9 has a lot to answer for the current state of the dumbing down of the ABC


  15. Russell Woolf's Lovechild says:

    Anyone know how McSnooze did in the ratings? I wanna tell Dad.


  16. Anonymous says:

    Have we finally seen the demise of Mc Snooze?


  17. Anonymous says:

    and… he will be gone “shortly”


  18. Russell Woolf's Lovechild says:

    I miss Sticky already.

    His replacement Jane Marwick was just interviewing alleged Australian comedian Peter Helliar about the meaning of Australia Day. So an annual spend of $1.1bn on the ALPBC gets you a re-run of last night’s Teh Project, Channel 10’s hip yoof news program who are still wondering where the Simpsons re-runs have gone.

    To his credit Helliar seemed bemused that anyone would give a shit what he thinks about Australia Day.


  19. Addam says:

    Please give me your impression of Peter bell on the abc arghhhh


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