Newstalk ZB’s ‘The Two’ Stay #1 In Radio Ratings

On behalf of Pam Corkery and myself, we want to say a huge thank you for continuing to listen to our show and being part of something so special to both of us. The latest radio ratings came out on Friday (they come out twice a year) and Newstalk ZB’s The Two is still the…

Martin Crowe Diagnosed With Cancer – His Finest ODI Innings

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about one of my closest friends who was celebrating his 50th birthday, Martin Crowe. Today I am writing to offer him, his wife Lorraine and the rest of their family my love as they face first the shock, and then the challenge of cancer, in this case lymphoma. The…

Ratings For Newstalk ZB’s ‘The Two’ Go Through The Roof

Pam Corkery Just a quick entry to say a heartfelt thanks to two colleagues and friends. One year ago, the Sunday evening 9pm-midnight show on Newstalk ZB was the number one rated show for its timeslot in New Zealand with a percentage of the Auckland listening audience at 13%. Six months later the show had morphed into…

Why I Hate The Expression “PC”

Plaguing this country for at least the last decade has been the desire to describe everything we dislike as being “PC.” For a while it was “PC gone mad,” but now people can’t even be bothered saying that. Particularly in the land of talk-back radio and newspaper letters to the editor (not to mention nauseating…

‘The GC’ – Feeling Sorry For The Cast

I watched the second half of New Zealand’s answer to Jersey Shore, The GC last night, knowing I need to be up with the play on all things pop-culture in my line of work but also not wanting to lose too much IQ in the process. If you’re not a Kiwi, The GC has become…

Joe Frazier Dies: Why He Made Muhammad Ali Greater

One of the 20th century’s greatest underdogs died this week. You could also describe him as one of the most courageous and brave figures in all of sport. And as well as being a man who is often listed amongst the greatest heavy-weight boxers of all time, as crucial to his story is his rise from extreme…

Billy T. James’ Funniest Skit

Billy T James in the 1980s. I’ve been back in New Zealand two weeks now while I await my posting with Princess Cruises as an Assistant Cruise Director and when you don’t have a job and the weather is rank, you have a bit of time on your hands. This manifested itself in a game…