|Little Brucie of Little Wanganui.|
UPDATE JANUARY 18 – See below for additional photos.
It started with a video of regular Newstalk ZB caller Sue (known as Housing New Zealand Sue because of her devotion to topics related to state housing) and now with a photo of fellow talkback stalwart Little Brucie of Little Wanganui, an idea has cemented itself. Why not create a page of photos of the characters – both callers and staff – of New Zealand’s #1 rated station?
The recently uploaded video of Sue on The Two’s Facebook page (Facebook.com/zbthetwo
) had been a huge success – people really wanted to know what she looked like. But nothing prepared us for the popularity of Little Brucie’s photo. For years ZB listeners have been entertained by the cheeky grandpa from the West Coast with his all times of the day and night phone calls. What did Little Brucie of Little Wanganui actually look like though? Turns out exactly as about 95% (judging by the Facebook comments) expected. “Cute as a button!” said at least half a dozen people.
So here they are, Little Brucie and Housing New Zealand Sue. But wait, there’s more! Much more in fact. *As of January 18 we also now have photos of Ron From Christchurch the Singing Taxi Driver, Pete the Urban Maori, Request Sue, Co-op Taxis Mikey, Adrienne & Her Mouldy Pizza and Hans the Dutch Baker. We currently await photos of Netball & Movies Kelvin, Worry-Wart Helen, Dave the Security Guard, Dear Sweet Alan Of Timaru, Deano the Dairy Farmer, Jeanetta the Hermaphrodite, “Ah Yes Hello” Mark who has a Hannah Montana duvet and other entrenched regulars.
Another Brucie – longtime ZB host Bruce Russell – is also included, so too photos of my co-host on The Two Tim Wilson, fill-in co-host Mark Dye and original co-host Pam Corkery. The page will be updated as worthy photos come in. They can be emailed to email@example.com or sent to Tim Roxborogh, Newstalk ZB, Private Bag 92198, Auckland.
|Little Brucie of Little Wanganui with a fan.|
|Bruce Russell humuoured me by livening up this photo with a silly hat. Good on ya’ Brucie!|
|Request Sue – Sue loves music just as much as me.|
|Pete the Urban Maori with his dog.|
|With co-host on The Two, the dapper Tim Wilson.|
|With summer fill-in host on The Two, Mark Dye. Nice guns.|
|One of my favourite people, original co-host on The Two, Pam Corkery.|
|It’s Ron from Christchurch: the singing taxi-driver / Crocodile Hunter impersonator!|
|Adrienne from Nelson with the pizza Mark Dye sent her in the post – a little mouldy unfortunately.|
|Hans the Dutch Baker with motorbike and clogs.|
|Hans the Dutch Baker at work.|
|Co-Op Taxis Mikey – bit of a surprise eh!?|