New breakfast host Martin Devlin says Radio Hauraki is "crap".
So what to listen to? In Wellington The Breeze is so PC and safe, even though Sam and I can tolerate their play list, we can't stomach the simpering DJs. Think Wiggles. One morning we were behind a bus advertising The Sound. So we switched and are permanently parked there. The music
is brilliant and they promote themselves as "no silly BS chatter"
although Geoff Bryant's news-reading interjections are often very wry. So, no, I won't be tuning in to Hauraki even out of curiosity.
(Though it has to be said, if I'm by myself of a morning, walking the dogs, I might have Mike Hosking in my ear.)
Devlin says, "It's bitterly competitive, and there's a lot of money at stake, and there's a lot of pride and ego at stake."
Somehow trying not to lose money and not to lose face don't seem like very good starting point to me. So a New Year's prediction. Devlin won't save Hauraki.
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