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3MP ruined - Changed to talkback - 1377 AM radio station

Are you wondering what happened to 1377 3MP? If so, read on..

In late January 2010, announcements were made to convert the format of Melbourne's AM broadcast radio station, 1377 3MP from Easy Listening to Talkback. The date of the conversion was 6:00am 19 April 2010. They call the revamped station "Melbourne Talk Radio", or MTR for short. They will retain their callsign 3MP, but the station will now be publicly known as MTR 1377.

For more than 30 years, 3MP has provided Melbourne with a good, clear signal and a great selection of easy listening music. Many budding electronics enthusiast built crystal sets and the first station to be heard was 3MP due to their strong signal. Many business and doctor reception rooms had 3MP playing because it was the only universally accepted background/easy listening music station. And many more fall asleep to the smooth music.

But now, the owners will be transforming it to talkback to compete directly with 3AW and ABC 774. They claim Melbourne needs more talkback competition.

In the dying hours of 18 April and until 6:00am 19 April, a continuous loop of self-promotion propaganda ads played continuously, announcing the new hosts and the 'need' for a new talkback station.

Melbourne does not need another talkback station! The greedy businessmen simply want to make more cash and provoke controversy. Millions of people (especially the older generation) will be left looking for another easy listening station. There is nothing quite like 3MP's selection of music. With talkback it is much easier to cram in more advertisements because it is all talk. And the radio hosts can also promote products, businesses and services in between topics. Remember the "Cash for comment" controversy on 3AW?

Music moved to DAB+, Digital Radio

They however will retain the easy listening format on DAB+, with the digital station called "MyMP". But this is no consolation to the hundreds of thousands of Melbournians who listened to 1377 but don't own a DAB radio. And digital radio simply does not have the 'mellow', smooth sound of an analogue AM transmission. Plus, DAB+ is bad. Why force people to buy something they don't need?

New! Listen to MyMP online before deciding whether to buy a DAB radio or not. Live internet streaming from DAB+.

Obviously, as a direct competitor to 3AW, MTR have ditched Fairfax's hourly news in favour of Macquarie's own news segments. Prior to this, 3MP simulcasted the Fairfax news. 3MP's old web site (at www.3mp.com.au) has also been taken offline (blank), leaving listeners with no information on the changeover or even a goodbye page. At least they could have placed a redirect to MTR's site, so people aren't wondering what happened. Talk about pulling the rug from under loyal listeners.

3MP shall be remembered for its great music. Goodbye and RIP to Easy Listening on 3MP 1377 KHz.... Maybe Magic 1278 may see the void and take up easy listening.

Say no to yet another talkback station

So say no to Melbourne Talk Radio! Show them they are wrong to ruin a great easy listening station. Don't listen to them. Their advertising revenue will fall, and hopefully they will be forced to switch back to the good old times of Easy Listening!

See also: MyMP, 3MP's new Digital Radio Station on DAB+

 

News Updates

29 Oct 2011: Fairfax (owner of 3AW 693 and Magic 1278) have abandoned their proposed sale of radio assets. Macquarie Group (owners of 2GB 873 and MTR 1377) had previously been considering the purchase of Fairfax's assets.

1 Nov 2011: MTR's ratings have slumped in the latest radio ratings survey. Steve Vizard's morning show slid to 1.9%, down from 2.3%. Macquarie is expected to make a decision on the future viability of the station. MTR posted a $6.2 million loss in the past financial year.

10 Nov 2011: Macquarie's plan to either shut down MTR or network entirely from Sydney's 2GB is now a civil court matter, as Pacific Star seeks an injunction to prevent Macquarie from taking such action.

01 Mar 2012: As reported in today's Green Guide, ratings for MTR have slumped further, down to a dismal 1.4%. The Green Guide says "advertisers have deserted it". The station made a $3.34 million loss in the past six months. The Macquarie network, which owns half of MTR, has not had the same success it enjoyed in Sydney. The slump has increased the pressure on Pacific Star, the the other owner of MTR, to shut it down or revert the station format back to easy listening. From the outset, it was clear that it would not be successful due to much of the content streaming from Sydney.

02 Mar 2012 - Halfway through the 5pm news, the newsreader received a call, and she announced that MTR has been shut down. The station is now streaming music from MyMP.

05 Mar 2012 - MyMP has reinstated its hourly news and weather segments along with 3MP's original theme music. The station is still known as MyMP, without any reference to '3MP' yet.

MyMP has adopted a new tagline, "Not too old, and never too heavy". The station has re-established itself as Melbourne's AM easy listening station.

The station continues to simulcast on DAB+. The MTR 1377 station has been removed from the DAB+ ensemble. This leaves spare bandwidth available for another station.

02 Apr 2012 - the ACMA have approved power increases and radiation direction pattern changes for 3MP's transmitter. This will mean a stronger signal for western and northern Melbourne suburbs. However, the decision to allow increases to transmitter power for 1377kHz have come too late for MTR, but for Pacific Star, an increased audience will mean higher ratings for the struggling Easy Listening station.

15 Apr 2012 - 3MP have introduced a new Sunday Lifestyle programme, called My Lifestyle Sunday. It includes "My Fishing" hosted by Phil Wall and "My Money" by Jim Newman. The talk programmes are interspersed amongst the easy listening songs.


Comments

patrick, Sun, 18 Apr 2010 02:19 pm: Reply
To those at the station who removed the music, you are a bunch of imbeciles. I constantly flick through am/fm stations because I dont want to hear people talking rubbish. It seems you are as mindless as the rest. Arseholes

ian, Mon, 19 Apr 2010 09:28 am: Reply
I think I will listen to MTR for two days. Just to take note of the advertizers that I won't use.
The best thing about 3MP was that I didn't know the announcers names as I listened to the music and they didn't interrupt all the time.

Dale, Mon, 19 Apr 2010 10:10 am: Reply
I have listened to 3MP forever. To turn it on this morning to hear another talk back show was a huge disappointment. I turned it off and will no longer listen to "3MP". We don't need another talk back radio show!!

mary, Mon, 19 Apr 2010 02:22 pm: Reply
I agree with all that are so disappointed. My quiet times in the car enjoying such great music are gone forever. Who really wants to listen to babble babble babble all day long. Shame shame shame.

mary Olinda, Mon, 19 Apr 2010 02:23 pm: Reply
It is such a great pity to have lost one of my fav. radio stations. Many many happy times spent singing along to such great tunes. Reallly am so disappointed. What on earth made anyone think we wanted to listen to dribble all day long. Pity your intelligence was lost in this decision.

Tony Croydon Hills, Mon, 19 Apr 2010 02:33 pm: Reply
Totally disappointed in losing 3mp as we older gen knew it. I had been going to sleep with 3mp's music for years, now its gone. I will never listen to the talk back version.
Bad decision which will cost many listeners.
What made you do it???

Gordon, Geelong, Mon, 19 Apr 2010 05:48 pm: Reply
Gone from easy music to hard to swallow talking idiots, yap, yap, yap
No more 3MP for me!!

Anonymous, Mon, 19 Apr 2010 06:17 pm: Reply
The listeners looking for music rather than talk back 1278 Magic is an outstanding radio station

Craig, Mon, 19 Apr 2010 06:19 pm: Reply
Goodbye 3MP. Missing you already. Magic 1278 far too "old" for my tastes. Really wanted to hear the sign-off, didn't realise the station was disappearing at midday on Sunday. Total disregard for loyal listeners.

Anonymous, Mon, 19 Apr 2010 10:38 pm: Reply
My children and I all enjoyed listening to 3MP. Music that covered the generation gap has now sadly disappeared.

Cathy, Tue, 20 Apr 2010 11:51 am: Reply
Agree with all of you-can't stand talk back radio, gives me a headache! Nobody told me it was going, went mad changing the dial trying to find it. Sadly missed, such great music! Now I have to switch to Magic 1278 - but not as good as 3MP.

Jack, Tue, 20 Apr 2010 04:11 pm: Reply
I switched to 3MP when I moved to Frankston in the early eighties. I enjoyed their easy music.
There is so much crap around and I do not want to wake up to more crappy yacka. You have lost me.

vince, Wed, 21 Apr 2010 09:00 am: Reply
3MP was my favorite music station for decades.There is no other close to it.
Its a slap in the face for loyal listeners.
Can its format be taken up by a new owner please!!!

Peter Pinto, Wed, 21 Apr 2010 09:50 am: Reply
I have been woken up every morning for the past 22 years to the music of 3mp,I dont want to hear people talk a load of BULLSHIT when I open my eyes for a new day.Please tell me what station is good to listen to.

Wayne Healy, Wed, 21 Apr 2010 10:28 am: Reply
What a joke a terriffic radio station ruined by people out of touch with what is needed by the listening public. I live at Lockhart in the Riverinia NSW & drive trucks to Melbourne & nothing was better than when within range being able to switch to the great music on 3MP BUT NOW WE HAVE THIS RUBBISH INSTEAD ! To the MORON who thought of the idea & the MORON'S who implemented the idea you are air thiefs.

Kishani - very annoyed, Wed, 21 Apr 2010 10:50 am: Reply
I used to go to sleep listening to Easy Listening's relaxing music and drive to work listening to John Fain and such like him, depending on the time of the day. I find it highly inappropriate that you would put people like Steve Vizard with questionable integrity issues to represent ure station on-air. For those of you who like easy listening another option apart from Magic 1278 (where the music is slighly older) is Yarra Valley Fm 99.9

Ning Nong Ding Dong, Wed, 21 Apr 2010 12:11 pm: Reply
Who in Melbourne likes Price & Vizard? They are both morons with little knowledge of what we like here in Melbourne. If we wanted talkback we would listen to several of the ABC transmissions or 3AW!
I listened to MTR for 2 days and found their traffic report inaccurate, and their Sydney news of no interest. I will be sticking with Magic 1278 for music and 3AW for my current events.

Wendy, Wed, 21 Apr 2010 01:06 pm: Reply
I live in Hobart & listened to 3mp always. Signal was strong & music was wonderful. Cannot believe that our beautiful music has been replaced by such revolting noise. Morons are obviously responsible.

ANN, Wed, 21 Apr 2010 02:38 pm: Reply
Good Bye 3mp

Jen, Wed, 21 Apr 2010 03:46 pm: Reply
'3mp' Your a bunch of retards.

Oliver, Wed, 21 Apr 2010 03:59 pm: Reply
All the Talkback radio stations have not got much to offer. We Melburnians need a station that plays relaxing music particulary to people who drive to work and back from work daily. They do not want to listen to talkback after a day's work at the office or factory. Music will relax your mind not talkbacks.Magic 1278 may be an alternative!

Pinky the pilot, Wed, 21 Apr 2010 04:05 pm: Reply
Even though I live in South Australia 3MP always came through strong and clear at night. I had the frequency set on the car radio and the 'ghetto blaster' in my den at home.The music was as Wendy said above.
It is no longer. I agree, an absolutely idiotic move.

Lucia, Wed, 21 Apr 2010 04:14 pm: Reply
Every morning at 6:59am, easy listening music from 3MP used to fill my ears and the news I welcome to listen to. Now what do we get? a bunch of blokes yap,yap,yap taliking second-hand news. 3MP you have lost me and I dared say you have many,many,many listeners.

arlene, Wed, 21 Apr 2010 04:32 pm: Reply
Very disappointed VERY. Loved 1377 and the Music. Please Please...... Bring it back.

Danielle, Wed, 21 Apr 2010 05:49 pm: Reply
I agree with all your comments. I used to switch between 3MP and Magic 1278 for a little bit of variety, but it looks like it will be Magic only from now on! I must say that I have noticed quite a bit of modernization in Magic's playlist lately, so for those of you who might have thought it was too old and daggy, it might be time to give it another try:)

Ray, Thu, 22 Apr 2010 12:53 am: Reply
Such a shame to lose such a great radio station and to have crappy yappy talk back instead. Stupid move. Stations such as Magic1278 must be rapped gaining lots of new listeners.

Frieda, Thu, 22 Apr 2010 12:35 pm: Reply
I hate what they did - they should not have been allowed and I am pretty upset about it. Hope we can get back what we lost. I definitely would sign a petition.

Linda, Thu, 22 Apr 2010 10:08 pm: Reply
If I want 'talk' radio I would listen to 774 where at least you are not bombarded with futile ads.

Mark, Thu, 22 Apr 2010 10:35 pm: Reply
Easy Listening 3MP has provided me with much enjoyment over my 35 years on this planet. Whether I was with my family in the car driving back from the coast, at home relaxing or at home working, 3MP was simply the best radio station to listen to. I turned 1377 on tonight to hear absolute crap. I really hope some other station could provide such an excellent playlist as 1377 used to. Somehow I can't see it happening. Disappointed.

Chris, Thu, 22 Apr 2010 11:30 pm: Reply
Only been a few days in and already I hate the style. Give us back the Easy listening format together with the weather forecasts and Bay updates. I find the host (Price) very rude and abrupt. If he was in the workplace he would qualify as a absolute bully. I will be on 1278 from now on. Very poor decision by the station I must say.

Alan, Fri, 23 Apr 2010 06:52 am: Reply
Ditto to all the above comments
Again being told what we are going to listen too without any apparant listener consultation
Well done

Tayla, Fri, 23 Apr 2010 08:08 am: Reply
We're in Melbourne! Don't you morons know that Melbourne is SO different from Sydney! What works in one, rarely works same in the other -eg Aussie rules football, Hey Hey It's Saturday, & talk-back radio styles. We're so much more sophisticated here, & if we want to listen to talkback, we'll tune to Red Symons, Ross & John, or Neil Mitchell - not boring Sydney-style dribble. Hope MTR ratings don't even make it on the radar, & 3MP is brought back ASAP!

Maggie, Fri, 23 Apr 2010 11:58 am: Reply
This is bad. I have been listening to Easy Music for 23 years and will be missing it greatly.
Like reality shows on TV, the talk back is useless and degrading. Apart from giving nice profit to a few people, it has no value and no positive effect on anything.

Joanne, Fri, 23 Apr 2010 06:28 pm: Reply
I just wanted to say that I too am sad on the demise of 3mp "easy listening" music. I was so excited on finding 3mp just a year back and that I could get into my car and enjoy good music that kept me calm thoughout my time on the road, and what a great selection of music it was. It was only last Saturday night on our way to a 21st party that my husband and our 20 year old son were all singing away to the radio and our son said" you know mum our music of today wont be remembered like your music (70's), where can i find this music format now? Thankyou for the memories 3MP.

Neil, Fri, 23 Apr 2010 07:10 pm: Reply
This new talkback venture will be a complete failure. Don't these big heads ever learn. Remember past Melbourne-Sydney radio outings. They were all failures. I predict that music will once again prevail on 1377 in the not to distant future. Price hates Melbourne. Vizard has no integrity. The rest are Sydney blow ins. Next thing they'll be broadcasting rugby (yuk !) on Saturdays. Magic 693 you have won me for the time being and for my talkback I'll stick with 3AW. Just remember 99.9% of Melburnians want this MTR to fail and we will be rewarded in the near future of a return to a music format of some style !

DOT, Fri, 23 Apr 2010 08:09 pm: Reply
Why change a great station which had wonderful music and terrific announcers,to give us a pack of egotistic loud mouths. I certainly will not be turning to this station again. Saturday nights driving in the car wont be the same without Coxy.

JOLI, Sat, 24 Apr 2010 09:38 am: Reply
Give us back the old 3MP, why change when the old is better than the new.
DJ's were the best on 3MP and now they are gone.

" WHAT A SHAME "

Debra, Sat, 24 Apr 2010 02:21 pm: Reply
OMG i miss 1377 music so much. There is no other station that plays the music they did. We always had it on morning noon and night. PLEASE bring it back.

Harry, Sat, 24 Apr 2010 03:08 pm: Reply
I've been listening to 3MP since I arrived Melbourne in 1980 as a teenager, 3MP brings back good memories, but now, I have no stations to listen to. Please bring back 3MP. Stop thinking about making money and start thinking about all your loyal listeners. We don't really want another talk-back radio station, if I want to listen to talk back radio, I can listen to my wife all day.

I want 3MP back!!!

Denis Barden, Sat, 24 Apr 2010 08:23 pm: Reply
You had the best music on Sat nights.The managers at 1377 are probably just out of Uni and still have nappies on.
Will never listen to your station again

Jenny, Sun, 25 Apr 2010 10:26 am: Reply
Bring back the old 3MP, really miss the music, and will never listen to the new station, BORING.

LINDA ASHBEE, Sun, 25 Apr 2010 11:26 am: Reply
A GREAT RADIO STATION DESTROYED BRING BACK THE MUSIC

Gaye, Sun, 25 Apr 2010 11:32 am: Reply
I've been listening to 3MP for over 30 years. Very disappointed person. I would listen to Coxy of a saturday night rather than watching TV.
Bring back 3MP.

brent, Sun, 25 Apr 2010 09:08 pm: Reply
I loved 3mp even though I could not get it on 1377 am i listened to it on the Internet I loved the music and the djs. I hope mtr dies and we get 1377 am back as music I hate talk back dribble it bores me .

Dylan, Sun, 25 Apr 2010 10:36 pm: Reply
3MP will come back. the idiots who decided to change it to a talkback radio broadcast are just that; IDIOTS. nothing will ever replace it and i am certain that it will come back

Bryan, Mon, 26 Apr 2010 12:06 pm: Reply
I had listened to 3MP on digital since digital radio launched last July, and enjoyed the station in hifi stereo as opposed to interference-prone 1377 AM in mono (who ever actually possessed an AM stereo radio?). At least it's continuing as "My MP" on digital, albeit in completely automated form. I'm still listening and enjoying the hifi stereo, but they seem to have tweaked the playlist in the more modern direction -- not a good idea!

steve, Mon, 26 Apr 2010 12:34 pm: Reply
Shame..Shame...Shame.. you have messed with the best radio station there ever was...please bring back the music...

Johnno, Mon, 26 Apr 2010 02:20 pm: Reply
Are the owners simply too cheapskate to set up a new transmitter on a new AM frequency for MyMP easy listening? If they were smart enough, there will still be an easy listening station available for the millions of analogue radio receivers, which translates to more 'advertising airtime'. If the owners knew how to put the two and two together, they could have their cake and eat it too.

And their cheapskateness really shows when they simulcast boring recycled trash from Sydney. How about some genuine Melbourne content at least?

MTR, you shall fail. People will vote with their tuning dial. And bring back easy listening when you're done screwing up one of Melbourne's best AM stations.

Bert, Mon, 26 Apr 2010 04:26 pm: Reply
To all responsible for the change and all those presenters (pitiful amateurs) and all who listen to this TRASH, I can recommend a good psychiatrist. I will never need one because I will never listen to all you lot WHINGEING WHINGEING WHINGEING. Go back to Sydney. Wherever that is.

Marty, Mon, 26 Apr 2010 05:42 pm: Reply
3mp truely was "melbourne's home of easy music" and unfortunately no other stations like magic 1278 have that "captivating" feeling like 3mp gave. Maybe if we start a petition and MTR's rtiing are lower than 3mp's were we might just bring it back even on another frequency? Who's in?

Michael, Mon, 26 Apr 2010 05:56 pm: Reply
This has always been my favourite music channel, now that its changed to a talk channel i'm very disappointed and can assure you I will never listen to it unless you get it changed back to music

Viktor, Mon, 26 Apr 2010 06:09 pm: Reply
I grew up listening to the greatest voices and artists of all time on 3MP. I used to fall asleep to the beautiful sounds provided. When I turned the radio on for my kids to fall asleep to (as I always do) I heard gibberish trash talk show. So long 1377. No longer the reliable station.

Melissa, Tue, 27 Apr 2010 03:54 pm: Reply
Came on to google where the new frequency is and stumbled onto this!

Am crushed and devastated - the first inkling I had that anything was wrong was when I heard that idiot Chris Smith talking about how he thought transgender people were "weird". OMG! I am soooooo disappointed. What are the kids and I going to listen to now?

Melissa, Tue, 27 Apr 2010 04:00 pm: Reply
I just have to say more: talkback radio is the airwaves equivalent of ACA and Today Tonight - absolute sensationalist and irrelevant rubbish. Nobody with a decent brain listens to it. Vile.

Evelyn, Tue, 27 Apr 2010 04:33 pm: Reply
Im so sad that the easy listening is gone. Talkback radio is so horrible I dont know what to do now. You did the wrong thing by your listeners and what for? More people who love the sound of their own voices!! I wanted the music not the waffle. So disappointing. Do we get the music back when the experiment fails?

andrew, Wed, 28 Apr 2010 10:58 am: Reply
How sad. 3mp was a great start to my very busy demanding day. A friend i turned to for support when ever and where ever i needed to. and now gone. Lost like a deceased persons voice that you will never hear again. So sad and unnessasary.

Eric, Wed, 28 Apr 2010 11:17 am: Reply
No point arguing with selfish people who just take over and ruin things for others without even asking.Whatever they are seeking, I think we all Hope it FAILS. All I can do, and have done, is switch to Magic. If everyone leaves this garbage where it belongs ~ nowhere ~ the advertising will dry up, and Hopefully so will they. Could a Petition be organized?

lewis, Wed, 28 Apr 2010 01:04 pm: Reply
After all the years of listening to 1377 today I have changed all my radios to 1278 in the hope that the music we have enjoyed with you will be there.

Francis, Thu, 29 Apr 2010 04:21 pm: Reply
Melbourne don't need another talk back radio station that is boring We as a family enjoy the easy listening format at home and in the car. It is a very sad thing to happen and we started to change to other station: 1278.

Gerard, Thu, 29 Apr 2010 10:24 pm: Reply
I would listen to 1377 at work to to take me away from the uptight, arrogant, whining people that I have to deal with. Now it is been taken over by more of the same people who insight anger and fuel human emotions to get a quick buck.
On the weekend I could relax all day to the nice tunes, who else plays the likes of; Gilbert O’Sullivan, Chicago, The Eagles, Bread and such a wide spectrum of music that most other stations are just too afraid to play.
This is such a shame and a let down for Melbourne. Very upset.

Connie, Fri, 30 Apr 2010 09:19 pm: Reply
Music to sing to, music to work to, music to remember days gone by, music that was gentle and easy listening, music that you could drive to, music to dance to, music to wake up to and start the day with, music to ease a troubled day with, music that has been a part of most of my life....I will so miss you easy, listening 13773mp!!!

Gavin, Fri, 30 Apr 2010 09:58 pm: Reply
Lot of comments here and looks as though there are three main points that this joint venture with Pacific Star(3MP/SEN)and Macquarie Radio Network (2GB) Which happens to be John Singleton's Company who lives and breathes Sydney have failed to understand. We now have a massive gap in music formats now and the last ratings show it. if you're 13 - 30 More likely to be on an FM station such as FOX,MIX101,Nova,MMM. 60+ more likely to be on MAGIC. Pub Crawlers more likely to be on GOLD & formerly Vega. but for the 30-60 crowd, who want to sit back and relax in the car or family trip or even at work to take off the edge now have nothing. I'm sorry, but where else can you have in the same bracket the likes of Cat Stevens, Neil Diamond then throw to tracks from Dido and a cruisy track from Robbie Williams and make it all sound so great. Most here have said they turn it on to relax and chill in the car or to calm you down at work, Easy to listen to, and finally a "Unique" style of music that no other station is brave enough to try. I tried MAGIC 1278 but I'm sad to say, a little too old for me most of the time. Lets see what the ratings say over the next two quarters. Fingers crossed MTR FAILS!

Greg, Sun, 02 May 2010 11:26 am: Reply
Morons Talking Rubbish

Maria, Sun, 02 May 2010 05:49 pm: Reply
Coming back from interstate, I thought I was going crazy when my preset 1377 (car and stereo) was not playing the music I love to listen to, even tried to find new frequency. Have to go back to 'Magic 1278' and remove preset on 1377.

neil, Mon, 03 May 2010 07:38 pm: Reply
i rekon mtr will fit in nicly up in darwin northern territory. you mite aswell go on 104.9fm another channel that use to be good but got repetitive.

why stuff up 3mp??, the only good am station that didnt go on fm.

we in melbourne have lost melbounres mix 101.1 TTFM
WE HAVE ALSO LOST GOOG TIMES AND GREAT ROCK N ROLL 101.9 FOX FM

WE HAVE ALSO LOST SONGS TO PICK YOU UP AND MAKE YOU FEEL GOOD.... GOOD TIME OLDIES GOLD104.

NOW WE HAVE LOST HOW DO YOU RELAX IN MELBOURNE?? EASY.... EASY MUSIC 3MP.

I 20 YEARS RADIO JUST GETS MORE STUFFED UP. THATS WHY I AT HOME LISTEN TO ALICE SPRINGS RADIO 900 8HA THROUGH SATELITE. I DONT THING THEY WILL STUFF THAT ONE UP EVER

Daz23, Mon, 03 May 2010 07:42 pm: Reply
Very dissapointed, miss easy listening at work. have to listen to 1278(not as good as 1377 3mp), or gold 1242. 1377 3mp had unmatched mix of great music.

Simone, Mon, 03 May 2010 09:11 pm: Reply
I am 28 years old. I have been listening to 3mp since I was a little girl. My nan used to have it playing softly all day every day on the clock radio next to her bed. 3mp brought back so many beautiful memories through the music played. Even the hosts, Burgo, Coxy etc. were great. They were perfect for the style of the station. Since the loss of 3mp I have been listening to Magic, however, as one listener mentioned the music is a little too dated. 3mp had a perfect mix of ballads and juke box. As you can tell I really am devastated and have been since the 18th of April. Like most 3mp lovers I refuse to listen to the new station. I don't know what its called and I don't care. What the owners should have done is start up a separate talk back entity, not destroy a station that meant so much to so many and did not require fixing. Good bye secret sound, goodbye legends hour, good bye juke box saturdays, good bye health check, and goodbye to the lady from the nature b ads. I will miss you. Simone
Gerda & Erhard, Sat, 26 Jun 2010 09:00 am:
Hi Simone,
we know very well what you mean, we have been fans of 3MP for many years/decades. Not only did we like the choice of music, but also the presentation. Although we have now been living in Germany for a number of years, we have managed to continue to listen to 3MP here via the Internet. We have also visited Burgo only about a year and a half ago in Melbourne to express our love for 3MP personally.
Our plea to all you Melburnians......try your best to get 3MP back to its former format.
All the best from Germany.

Warren, Mon, 03 May 2010 09:35 pm: Reply
3MP is still on air, but on digital radio (not 1377 AM). I have a digital radio and 3MP is loud and clear and with no commercials at the moment. It's still easy listening but a little more contemporary than it was - much better than Magic. If you can afford it, get a digital (DAB+) radio and keep on listening to 3MP. In any case, it make sense to have the music in digital stereo as AM used to sound awful. Leave the crackles and poor reception for MTR I say! The more people who listen to 3MP on digital, the longer it will stay around.

June, Mon, 03 May 2010 10:07 pm: Reply
I miss 3mp very much. Listening to shock jocks and dynamic duos on the Fm stations seem the only thing that is broadcast now. 3mp may be now on digital, but that doesn't help some one like me who lives in an area that doesn't receive that signal.
Bring back our station!

nukeme1956, Tue, 04 May 2010 05:25 pm: Reply
AMEN to all of the above !!!!

Daz23, Tue, 04 May 2010 08:03 pm: Reply
Forgot to mention miss the great hosts aswell. Didnt mind the adds either. Also liked the crackle and fuzz produced by AM. Will not listen to talkback talkshit dribble

Tony McCarthy, Wed, 05 May 2010 03:22 pm: Reply
1377--You now broadcast talking cr...p; plenty of inconsequetial rubish with no substance.
I have solved the problem by purchasing some 60s'70s' et al CDs to play.
I wish you all the worst in your ratings !!!

admin, Wed, 05 May 2010 04:08 pm: Reply
Update April 2010

It appears that the changeover to talkback has affected more than just Melbournians. The 1377 AM signal can be received in the southeastern parts of South Australia and much of Tasmania. Their directional antenna sends the signal from the north eastern suburbs of Melbourne towards the Mornington Peninsula, and as a consequence of this, parts of SA and TAS are within the signal beam path.

Anyone reading this who wants the music back should head over to the mtr1377.com.au website and submit a complaint, or at least some feedback telling them you will not be listening to MTR. If the owners realise how wrong they are, something may be done about this.

steve, Wed, 05 May 2010 08:10 pm: Reply
bring back real music on 3mp, it was great listening, back to gold 104 for me.

kat, Thu, 06 May 2010 01:50 am: Reply
What a sad loss Cant belive they can take away such a beautiful calm station it was one of the relaxing thins in my life im a little lost with out it.I pray they bring it back.

Josh, Thu, 06 May 2010 03:52 pm: Reply
Who wants to waste there money on a digital radio or can afford one. I dont need anymore gadgets in my home. 3mp was the best and now they have ruined it for everyone. Magic isn't as good too many oldie songs.

Josh, Thu, 06 May 2010 04:13 pm: Reply
Hi its me again. I will be shifting to the FM band. Gold 104. AM radio is dead.

Ron, Thu, 06 May 2010 05:45 pm: Reply
I am a 42 year old male that happens to like music that was being played on 3mp without feeling like a senior citizen now i just listen to cds in the car or at home. the closest station to 3mp is 1278 but even then the signal is hard to receive as well as its mainly for the survivors of the last great war.
i don't know anyone who listens to mtr and i hope it crashes and burns and the people responsible lose their positions.

Shirley, Fri, 07 May 2010 11:43 am: Reply
Thanks Warren ,I,m off to buy a digital radio cant stand anymore talk back !

brent, Tue, 11 May 2010 06:31 pm: Reply
mtrs ratings have dropped to 1.8 percent gone from 2 percent that 3mp had.I hope that moron steve price gets at the next ratings drop from 1.8 to 0 bring back 1377 3mp easy listening. melbourne is different than sydney so stop using sydney radio shows.

David, Wed, 12 May 2010 11:12 am: Reply
Get over it. 1377 is dead and buried.

ALFRED J C, Thu, 13 May 2010 04:53 pm: Reply
Losing 3MP is equivalent to a death in the family, no other station anywhere compares or plays the same mix of easy listening the old 3MP provided,the announcers were easy on the ears and nerves, unlike the "forced" voices on most other stations. "Magic" is not!, hard to believe some of the music they play which goes well with the frequent funeral ads. Who needs more talking? i am not listening, do not even switch the radio on anymore. Well Done - out with the good stuff, in with the mediocre.

brent, Thu, 13 May 2010 05:21 pm: Reply
I now have changed to magic 1278 and gold 104 they both seem to be good stations but i miss 3mp

Rod, Fri, 14 May 2010 10:26 am: Reply
3MP had an unique music format and a great one at that. MTR is the same old format of the other am stations, nothing new. All the MTR announcers are rubbish and the ironic part is most of their MP audience has gone to their rival stations. MTR will be a ratings disaster, I thought Singo was smarter than that.

Judy, Sat, 15 May 2010 11:58 pm: Reply
Bring back the easy listening, there is nothing else like it. I had all my radios tunes to 3MP just for the music. I could walk right through the house with lovely music playing constantly. I will not listen to and never have listened to talk radio.

Josh, Sun, 16 May 2010 11:43 am: Reply
Now they are advertising MTR on TV. That's a GOOD sign that the venture is failing. Let's keep up the negative response and maybe it WILL fail - Hopefully.Stay not tuned.

Mary, Sun, 16 May 2010 05:28 pm: Reply
I have beautiful memories of listening to 3MP as a child in dads truck as he drove. Now, in my late 30's I thoughly enjoyed listening to the soft, soothing sounds as my wake up call in the mornings and a nice quiet trip into work...I now know why I have been so moody of late!
3MP was definately one of a kind music station, that's why we tuned in. If we wanted to listen to another "talk back show" then we wouldn't have tuned in to 3MP.
As the saying goes " If it ain't broke, don't fix it"!!!

coln, Mon, 17 May 2010 08:55 pm: Reply
I have listened to Easy Music 3MP for 16 years now. Starting work at 5am,l dont need any hard rock or doof doof to get me to work,thats where 3MP helped me get to work in a relaxed state. lm gonna miss you guys. Thanks for the last 16 years.

Marianne, Tue, 18 May 2010 07:54 pm: Reply
So very sad and disappointed that the 'powers that be', along with their insidious cohorts, the advertising industry, have once again shown their contempt for the general public.

Greed, ostentatious mouthpieces, and arrogance have been forced upon me again. My only alternative now is my MP3 player. I refuse to be a part of 693 and its 1278 partner and what they believe attracts the almighty dollar. I am just very sad that this soothing, escaping and quiet genre has been replaced by self-opinionated, egotists.

When will these mouthpieces who sell themselves to the highest bidder realise I am not interested in the dribble they spout or the incessant advertising that keeps them in business? Why can’t they just go away and crawl back into the sleazy holes they have dug for themselves.

Why do I have to turn off the button or change my station? Outrageous.

Not a good move at all... whomever you are responsible for this contemptible shame. Please see the error of your judgment and return to the format where I had no clue who was hosting the segments; only that they had good taste in music.

Trish Melbourne, Wed, 19 May 2010 08:07 am: Reply
1377 Easy Listening was the best station for young and old! The only station where you actually heard decent music. It made a very boring depressing day much brighter. Arent people sick of listening to Talk Back Radio?? All the complaining and gossip that goes on, it never changes anything, it only makes any situation worse. Those men need to go and get real jobs...they're like a bunch of gossiping females. I refuse to listen to them, they're depressing! Bring back Easy Listening or put it somewhere else!! What is this world coming too??

Judith, Sun, 23 May 2010 05:33 pm: Reply
I miss the original 3MP so much! I hate the negative talkback stations where all people do is complain. So I went out and bought a digital radio and do listen to the new MyMP. As stated earlier, the music is a bit more contemporary than before - some newer artists like Madonna, etc - and continual. But what I really miss is the wonderful announcers, particularly waking up to Shaun in the morning. I now listen to Magic 1278 in the morning only just to get news, weather and traffic, and agree that they seem to have introduced some newer songs, but on the whole I find it a little old. I too hope that 3MTR flops and we get our station back!

Sue, Sun, 23 May 2010 07:40 pm: Reply
I too agree with Judith and the many others missing the easy listening music and anouncers of the original 3MP. I have been channel surfing to find just the right music that doesn't cause a headache and that I can relax to. No luck and just more groaning and moaning from people who want to hear their own voices.Please bring back Easy listening 3MP.

Jack, Mon, 24 May 2010 10:11 am: Reply
Moaning and Groaning!?!. Funny that!!. Lots of old duffers here whining and groaning.

3MP is available on digital radio. Maybe spend a bit less at the pokies/on booke/cigarettes and you'll be able to enjoy the music again.

Then again there's always those quirky funeral ads on 1278 to enjoy...

Lyn, Mon, 24 May 2010 11:49 pm: Reply
So very disappointed to see 3MP go. I'm now listening to 1278 but it's just not the same. The music is far too old for me. Surely these fools that are yapping on all day will soon realise that no-one is listening and they'll bring back 3MP. For God's sake, why not get rid of another station instead of 3mp? Watch the rating drop with these new twits crapping on about bullshit all day... Idiotssss

James, Mon, 24 May 2010 11:52 pm: Reply
why would you change such a good station 2 words DUMB ASSES!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sam, Tue, 25 May 2010 12:16 pm: Reply
I am horrified at these initial comments about going digital! DAB+ is bad? What the? I have three digital radios in my house, and one in my car. I love it!!! The sound is so much clearer, especially compared to the AM stations. I now listen to MyMP, and I am a HUGE fan. The music isn't all old, but they mix it up and play some more recent stuff. As for forcing people to buy things that they don't need, I am sure that there was a lot of peope who didn't buy CD players initially because they had their cassettes and records. Get with the times people!

David, Wed, 26 May 2010 07:45 am: Reply
I agree with Sam, I bit the bullet & purchased a digital radio for under $100. Have MyMP playing in my office all day - your right Sam, they have mixed up the music a bit, but IMO still very good :)

Ron, Thu, 27 May 2010 11:04 pm: Reply
I bought a digital radio today but only because 3MP has gone, and Magic 1278 has a weak signal in my area. I used to listen exclusively to 3MP but starting tomorrow I will probably listen to 1278 first thing in the morning for the news etc. and then switch to Mymp for the music.

Julian, Fri, 28 May 2010 07:57 pm: Reply
I remember visiting 3mp in the top section of bayside as a kid where the food court is now..
MTR just a load of wingers ring in about the hyped up current affairs feed to them via the media itself, to insight more anger and frustration.. The only frustration I get now it chasing 3mp to digital band..

Paul rawady, Fri, 28 May 2010 09:30 pm: Reply
Screw you talkback radio.. You will never have listeners. Bring back easy listening 3mp. Im lost without my station. I have been a loyal listener since 1989 and this is how we get treated? I hope mtr goes down the drain along with anyone who listenes to it. Bring back 3mp before its too late!

Bruce, Sun, 30 May 2010 12:15 pm: Reply
A breakfast announcer who defected to Sydney declaring it the best city in Australia,and has the nerve to return to Melbourne. A morning announcer who has absolutely no credibility, followed by the afternoon shift that comes out of Sydney, and that little line up is supposed to better than the wonderful line up that 3MP produced. I now listen to Digital Radio

There are enough radio stations allowing "The ill at ease" on the airwaves did we really need another one.

Bruce, Sun, 30 May 2010 12:16 pm: Reply
A breakfast announcer who defected to Sydney declaring it the best city in Australia,and has the nerve to return to Melbourne. A morning announcer who has absolutely no credibility, followed by the afternoon shift that comes out of Sydney, and that little line up is supposed to better than the wonderful line up that 3MP produced. I now listen to Digital Radio

There are enough radio stations allowing "The ill at ease" on the airwaves did we really need another one.

jono, Tue, 01 Jun 2010 04:07 pm: Reply
i love my mp i lising to it alot i wold like to hir lighthouse family high its a god song to sing a long to and i wold like my mp to play it cep up the god work from jono

jack, Tue, 01 Jun 2010 07:22 pm: Reply
Hey Jono listening to radio is the least of your worries......how about learning to speak english???.
jono, Thu, 03 Jun 2010 03:29 pm:
be nis evereone can hav der say jack i no i cunt spall dont mak fun of dat jono

Ben, Sat, 05 Jun 2010 03:14 pm: Reply
Hi this is Ben,I would like to hear A-Z of Variety on MyMP on the Queens Birthday Weekend and get a digital radio as MyMp plays the best music.It's better than 3MP.Mark johnson would be very happy that all the listeners have got a digital radio.The DJ's were very good on 3Mp but they're gone.MyMp is the best,could you get an internet page for it and could you put on the screen for MyMP what song's coming up next.Could you put the Lighthouse Family song "High" on MyMP sometimes as I like this song.
Could you also take off the advertisement for Blue Heels Rise off MyMp and put another advertisement on instead of this.
Ben.

Powerles, Wed, 09 Jun 2010 03:37 pm: Reply
Used to listen to 3mp whilst studying at school, then throughout my 20's and 30's listened evening and morning. Feel very powerless and unfortunately there appears to me no alternative. I am not sure if 3mp understand their demographic; I am in my late 30's earning a good incomet attrative to advertisers - if advertisers/management understood that there are many more like myself listening then perhaps they would have reconsidered the move and possibly changed their target market (instead of funeral homes and aged care implements). They had a wonderful niche, now they just have the angry midget.

JASON FROM BORONIA, Wed, 16 Jun 2010 11:36 am: Reply
I will be out on my own by saying this despte 3MP being a good Radio Station it rated poorly .
I love Talkback Radio many people calling in giving theis point of view of issues.
3MP was losing money so the onwers had no choise but to do what they did and I for one say i am happy 3MP changed to Talkback I am listeing and will continue to listen.
Paul R from melbourne, Sun, 26 Sep 2010 10:14 pm:
Go f yourself. MTR sucks just like you Jason. How much are they paying you? Bring back 3mp!!!

brent, Mon, 21 Jun 2010 09:27 am: Reply
I have found 4bh on internet radio and they seen to play a good selection of music 4bh is brisbane but its good melbourne radio has nothing good to offer.

JASON FROM BORONIA, Wed, 23 Jun 2010 09:27 am: Reply
I know of some former 3MP Listeners who are saying Yes to MTR and some listeners to 3AW who are doing the same.
Some of my relations are also saying yes to MTR.
Pete in Hastings, Sat, 13 Nov 2010 07:12 am:
So how much do you get paid you MTR (moron trash radio) you fucking troll.

Frank from McKinnon, Wed, 23 Jun 2010 11:57 pm: Reply
As a loyal 3MP listener, I have moved to MyMp (Although I miss the DJ's) and Magic 1278..MP's loss is Magic's gain.. Lets see what the ratings have to say...When I looked yesterdays ratings were pretty ordinary..

ann, Tue, 29 Jun 2010 09:57 am: Reply
missing shawn cosgrove he had a sense of humour get rid of steve price he is up him self..

Victor from the USA Country!!, Wed, 30 Jun 2010 03:44 pm: Reply
About three years ago I was browsing through the internet radio stations and wanted to hear the music from somewhere in Australia. I was very fortunate to find this radio station 1377 3MP (EASY LISTENING) which is right up my alley! I had listened to that station for two years from my laptop computer which is connected to my surround sound system in my bedroom. It was so beautiful and interesting listening to the music and hear the DJ saying where the station would be broadcasting from. I live in the United States of America and this particular radio station was my favorite because it was very unique! I am extremely sad to have learned about this change-over today. The talk radio is not worth listening to for me, music is so much better for anybody! I hope this station will return back to the`way it was ->>> "SO PLEASE LET THIS HAPPEN!!!"

Jono and Ben, Sat, 03 Jul 2010 04:07 pm: Reply
We agree with Victor from the USA Country,bring back 3MP as soon as possible and get rid of MTR as I don't like talkback,it's rubbish.Steve Price swears a lot,not good.3MP was the best,bring back Peter O'Callahan he used to play "Lighthouse Family" songs for us.

Gerda & Erhard, Sun, 04 Jul 2010 07:32 am: Reply
They must have been powdered with a peg-bag (as we say in Germany) for putting 3MP down. For our further comment have a look at our reply to Simone 03 May 2010

ben - Geelong, Tue, 06 Jul 2010 07:42 pm: Reply
It's so sad that this has to happen, this was a great radio station and i couldnt believe my ears when i heard it was changing. im 23 yrs old and didnt go a day without listening to 1377 3mp. you could always trust something good was going to be on when you flick over. i will never listen to MTR. EVER!

Dianne, Sun, 11 Jul 2010 10:21 pm: Reply
What a shame you greedy 1377 3mp (MTR) owner. I came back from the States eagerly looking forward to my favourite station only to be dismayed at a whole lot of babbling talkback. I will never listen to this trash, I hope your rating drop so that 1377 easy listening music will come back. I now have to listen to 104 instead.

Pete, Tue, 13 Jul 2010 04:40 pm: Reply
Theres been rumpurs in the radio industry that if the next set of ratings do not improve for MTR they will be axed. The station would be loosing huge revenue with ratings o less that 2%. A friend of mine works with John Tamb on the SEN fishing show now and he told him that there is a strong change that 3MP may come back. BUT, without public support this is much harder, WE MUST UNITE TOGETHER and start up some sort of campaign. John Tamb (a presenter on 3MP) said that although 3MP had low rating it was still making money because it was a cheap brand of radio to run. Is anyone interested in starting up a fair dincum serious campaign to bring 3MP back?

BARRY DIGITAL RADIO, Sat, 17 Jul 2010 07:41 pm: Reply
mtr is a load of shit and their announcers talk rubbish!!!!

JASON FROM BORONIA, Wed, 21 Jul 2010 09:41 am: Reply
I have been emailing Steve Price MTR's Program Director to suggest to him to sign people from FM Radio Stations as well as people from 3AW, The ABC smd Community Radio Stations to bring MTR their LIsteners.

JOHN FROM GLEN WAVERLEY, Fri, 23 Jul 2010 10:30 pm: Reply
Really miss the easy listening on my favourite radio station!!!!
I will never listen to that MTR crap!!

Jono, Sat, 24 Jul 2010 04:14 pm: Reply
Attention all you listeners of MyMp,
Just wanted to tell you I've complained about the ad on MyMp -the Blue Hills Rise ad, and told them to get rid of "I see Red" Radio and "Bird"Radio and I've requested to put a 90's station on which plays 90's music and hopefully in August there'll be a new station for us all to listen to rather than listening to MTR.
From Jono and Ben

JON WHITE, Thu, 29 Jul 2010 01:31 am: Reply
I LIKE 3MP 1377 I USED TO DRIVE HOME TO IT AND NOW I AM MARRED MY WIFE AND KIDS USED TO LISSEN TO IT AT HOME I USE TO WHEN I GOT HOME FROM WORK
BRING BACK 1377 3MP GET RID OF MTR SEND IT BACK TO SYDNEY THANKS JON AND LOUINDA WHITE

Muhamed, Tue, 10 Aug 2010 10:55 am: Reply
What a sad day ! In this day and age, all they think is "Money, Rating" and not what we the listeners want.

Gary Ross, Tue, 10 Aug 2010 08:16 pm: Reply
The pitiful ratings for MTR in radio survey 5 (they actually went down from a 1.7% share to 1.4) must surely spell the end of Steve Price and co. and the return of Easy Music 3MP.

JASON FROM BORONIA, Wed, 11 Aug 2010 10:44 am: Reply
My Girlfriend Melissa said yes to MTR last Sunday as have sevin other people.
THere is a Rado Station in Newcastle that is stuffed more than 3MP iwill ever be that the Radio Station is 2HD.
I read another blogg where someone called Rich said that everyone he has told aboput MTR listen to MTR and it will be a winner.
Justin, Wed, 11 Aug 2010 11:09 am:
Jason, just how much does MTR pay you to boast about them?
freddie kruger, Tue, 17 Aug 2010 09:11 pm:
YOU DONT KNOW SHIT MTR IS A CRAP STATION AND HOPEFULLY WILL LOSE ITS LISTENERS
pete - geelong, Sat, 21 Aug 2010 11:21 am:
Instead of listening to the crap that is MTR you would probably benefit from some spelling lessons!
Paul, Sun, 26 Sep 2010 10:08 pm:
Id rather listen to a cow giving birth that listen to MTR. BRING BACK 3MP!

Darryl, Wed, 11 Aug 2010 05:01 pm: Reply
I went to Thailand on 13 April 2010 for a holiday and when I returned I found that my favourite radio station 3mp no longer existed in the format that I had grown to love, going to sleep at night and waking up to in the morning.

It is obvious that the new owners did not do their sums when deciding on the talkback format, a real marketing error.

What happened to the announcers,sean, peter and the rest?????

Keith from Broadmeadows, Thu, 12 Aug 2010 01:53 pm: Reply
It has been gone a while but I hereby add my little response...I miss 3MP and its Easy Music format.
I rarely ever listen to any of the talkback stations as the stirring of controversy is of no interest to me. I like Music and Sport but even I am listening less to SEN and other Sports Radio because of the increasing number of arguments on air. By the way, no one has ever surveyed me for my opinion so it has never shown in 'ratings'.

Night Owl, Fri, 13 Aug 2010 12:35 am: Reply
I've listened to MTR for a few weeks on and off hoping it would get better but it's the same old predictable Labor party bashing everyday. I love talk back radio but I cannot listen to such extreme unbalanced propaganda. I'm a conservative Family First voter who likes intelligent, meaningful discussion but you won't find that on MTR. The presenters are so negative, nasty and angry. I can't listen to grown men yelling down a microphone. I think the only people who enjoy listening to that station are bitter bigots who love to complain about young people and immigrants (they are the kind of people who seem to call up). MTR you need to get more balanced presenters who aren't all Labor haters, then maybe you could improve your poor ratings. Nobody likes to listen to negativity all day long.

Daisy, Mon, 16 Aug 2010 08:46 pm: Reply
Hi everyone
I was wondering what's the new station for the original 1377 as I'm currently searching for it
I've always listen to the easy listening since than I never forget the songs and sing it outloud, Now I can't
please bring back the songs than talk radio :)

IASON FROM BORONIA, Wed, 18 Aug 2010 09:46 am: Reply
MTR is building their station from nothing so to thos bitter and twisted 3MP listeners I know you miss 3MP but MTR will not go anywhere MTR is in Melbourne to stay.
Further 3MP ruined 1377 and it will take Russell Tate, Ian Holland, Andrew Moffat, Barrie Quick and Steve Price to fix 1377.

Steph - Geelong, Sat, 21 Aug 2010 11:19 am: Reply
What a shame 3MP as we knew it has gone. It was the best radio station on the airwaves - not any more.

Jono and Ben, Sat, 21 Aug 2010 02:03 pm: Reply
Hi Listeners,
I have a complaint about the "Blue Hills Rise" ad.I want to know who's in charge at MyMp,is it Mark Johnson because if it is I want him to be sacked as I asked him to take off the ad "Blue Hills Rise" and he's not listening to me.I wish I had Julia Gillards email address and then I could tell her how bad the "Blue Hills Rise" ad is.Hopefully in September there'll be a new digital radio station coming out that we can listen to. From Jono and Ben

Barry, Mon, 23 Aug 2010 08:04 pm: Reply
l use to listen to 3mp on my 1934 reliance 7valve radio it really sounded good in the lounge room. Now it is dead, it does not even get turned on any more. 3mp please come back and fire my radio up.

Julian, Sun, 29 Aug 2010 10:38 pm: Reply
I'll die if i dont here Gary & Dave - Could You Ever Love Me Again, it gives me a little skip in my stride, with its catchy tune... Where is the old 3mp?

brent, Tue, 14 Sep 2010 12:10 pm: Reply
radio ratings show that mtr is crap so when is 3mp coming back. fix it now .

Gavin, Tue, 14 Sep 2010 11:16 pm: Reply
What's this? "MTR SHEDS QUARTER OF ITS AUDIENCE AGAIN" ?

Makes me smile that back in April I commented that MTR might fail. 6000 listerners on average and dropping each month. Bet these guys are starting to think "Oppps maybe we should of kept 3MP"
At 3MP's worst ratings ever they had 4 times the amount of listeners than MTR has now and bleeding badly. Amazing if anyone would buy airtime now. I know of one company that's about to wind up it's advertising and I'm sure others will follow. They are bending over backwards to try and keep "..." from leaving with all sorts of discounted packages and live reads. Not negotiable from what I'm hearing. starting to become embarrasing to advertise on this network. CHANGE YOUR FORMAT YOU TWITS BACK TO 3MP STYLE AND WE'LL ADVERTISE AGAIN!

Sorry, had to throw that one in there.

jono, Sun, 19 Sep 2010 07:57 pm: Reply
i hop day chanch mymp to esey lisining radio day r playing good music day play no ads

emilius, Sun, 03 Oct 2010 11:05 pm: Reply
What a boring station 3mp has turned into. I come from country Victoria and use to listen to it as soon as I could receive it on my radion heading down to Melbourne - not it's talk back this and that and its a total bore.

What a sad loss for listeners!!!

jack, Wed, 13 Oct 2010 12:23 pm: Reply
I have tried very hard to listen to Magic for the last Six months I cant do it anymore . That "whacky Facts " in the morning drivers me up the wall. I just wake up to the "buzz" of the clock radio now.

Cuppa, Sat, 16 Oct 2010 06:27 am: Reply
Melbourne is due for a talkback shakeup. The audience doesn't want any more RIGHT WING talkback. The failed MTR experiment shows that. Hands up who'd listen to intelligent, easygoing talk radio with a progressive edge that doesn't bash Labor / Greens all the time.

Jono, Sat, 16 Oct 2010 01:30 pm: Reply
We don't want more talkback,we want 3MP back

Gary, Sat, 16 Oct 2010 02:56 pm: Reply
Come on Barry Quick and Mark Johnston, the joke is up. It's time to put the failed talkback experiment out of its misery and return to music on 1377. As Sam Kekovich would say, you know it makes sense.

Ruth, Mon, 25 Oct 2010 11:16 am: Reply
I can still remember listening to 3mp when I was a teenager I loved it, it will be sadly missed
I can't stand talk back radio, to me you turn the radio on to listen to music not some bully who just wants to bombard people with there negative opinions they can shove Mtr where ever it fits.

jono, Sat, 30 Oct 2010 06:42 pm: Reply
3mp is coming bak mtr is not mtr suks

Matthew, Mon, 01 Nov 2010 08:20 pm: Reply
There are so many problems in the world and the last thing I want to hear about are other peoples problems. I have enough of my own. 3mp was a place where you could zone out and enjoy the way life used to be. thanks MTR or Pacific Star Network for stuffing it up. Please, bring back 3MP

jack, Wed, 03 Nov 2010 05:54 pm: Reply
This summer is not going to be the same without 3mp playing in the back ground on our summer holiday down the beach.

BOB HAWKE, Thu, 04 Nov 2010 09:55 pm: Reply
i have been a loyal listener of 3mp but stupid fucking MTR has came along and stuffed up the joint AND i got 4 words for you mark johnson, FUCK OFF YA DRONGO!!!!!! and please bring back 3MP!!!

jono, Sat, 06 Nov 2010 02:30 pm: Reply
Hi its Jono,
Hi ,I just wanted to tell everyone that MyMp is continuing to play the same stuff over and over again.I'm not happy,I would love to hear the Seekers-Morningtown Ride,and Song Song Blue by Neil Diamond,I don't like Surprises by Axel Whitehead and High by The Lighthouse Family as these are the good songs that 3Mp used to play and thanks to Mark Johnson,3MP might not come back anymore and this is really sad for all the listeners who loved listening to 3MP.
I loved listening to Coxy Saturday Night and also Peter O'Callahan,he's a good friend of mine as he used to always play my song and listen to me.
I reckon MTR's ratings are going to go down and I hope they do.It's not a good radio station as all they do is talk.
From Jono and Ben
JASON FROM BORONIA, Wed, 10 Nov 2010 04:30 pm:
Jono you talk a load of shit! and for one thing MTR will stay in melbourne and will gain more listeners and Mark Johnson is a good radio dj.So dont Fucking Complain!

JASON FROM BORONIA, Mon, 08 Nov 2010 09:53 am: Reply
1377 is being Upgraded soon...
To all 3MP listeners who say that 3MP will be back you all are dreaming...
MTR will be a success in the long term.
MTR will stay in Melbourne for as long as it takes fo MTR to gain listeners.
This Morning I emailed Steve Price to suggest to him that he signs the General Manager and the staff members form ARN in Melbourne to MTR so that they can gain thei listeners and advertising reveue.
peter manns, Tue, 09 Nov 2010 05:59 pm:
jason you talk a load of shit and mtr is a crap station AND will loose all its listeners!!!
Justin, Tue, 09 Nov 2010 06:06 pm:
Hey Jason, just how much does FUCKING MTR pay you to boast about them?
Paulie, Fri, 02 Mar 2012 10:09 pm:
IN YOUR FACE WEENIE!!!!! 3MP IS BACK!! LOOSER JASON!!!

Stuart, Wed, 10 Nov 2010 08:55 pm: Reply
Jason is a MORON!!!

peter rosethorne, Wed, 10 Nov 2010 09:07 pm: Reply
1377 MTR is being Upgraded soon TO 1377 3MP...
To all MTR listeners who say that MTR will be STAYING you all are dreaming...
MTR will NOT be a success in the long term.
MTR will NOT stay in Melbourne for as long as it takes fo MTR to gain listeners. and Steve Price you can fuck off in your crappy little ford back to sydney

jono, Thu, 11 Nov 2010 09:02 pm: Reply
jason u better woch wot u r saying my frend ken is not happey wif u 3mp is coming bak i dont no wen but day will be bak dont say eneting abot me if u dow wochit jono

Pete in Hastings, Sat, 13 Nov 2010 07:18 am: Reply
Absolutely brilliant to see they are rating less than 1% - that is awesome ! Go Steve Price, eventually you will rate zero.
You ony have one fuckwit that listens - onya Jason you loser.

Keep up the shit ratings MTR !
You will soon dissapear.

Jono, Sat, 13 Nov 2010 01:58 pm: Reply
To Jason,
Mark Johnson isn't a good DJ because he plays the same songs over and over again.Also,3MP will be back bigger and better than ever and MTR will go to the dogs.The dogs will have MTR for dinner.
From Jono and Ben

GERRY IN MENTONE, Sat, 13 Nov 2010 07:34 pm: Reply
LISTEN TO 1278 MAGIC FOR THE OLD 3MP. WHAT MADE YOU CHANGE TO TALKBACK.

Gary, Mon, 15 Nov 2010 05:55 pm: Reply
What a sad person Jason is. Get a life, Jason! It will be the directors of Pacific Star who ultimately decide what happens with MTR. For as long as 2GB continue to pick up the tab for the losses that MTR is accumulating, Pacific Star will stay with it. Let's hope that it is not for much longer.

JOFFA CORFE, Tue, 16 Nov 2010 03:33 am: Reply
In my opinion MTR should be put down for getting rid of 3mp and changing to MTR 1377 on the same frequency so why dont the MTR bosses upstairs do me a favour and check their ratings and if the ratings are bad fucking change back to 3MP 1377, and jason you are a total fuck wit for saying YES to MTR nd for calling stuart a faggot! ,and gary i totally agree with you there about Pacific Star deciding what to do with MTR and with the way announcers swear on radio the australian broadcasting authority should shut down MTR and reinstate 3MP 1377, and jono you are right about the "blue hills rise" advert its very annoying - as every time that advert comes on i turn of my digital radio, and stuart you are a LEGEND for calling jason a moron i would of called him a mortherfucking arse grinder!!
JOFFA CORFE, Tue, 16 Nov 2010 03:44 am:
by the way this is me
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JASON FROM BORONIA, Wed, 17 Nov 2010 06:59 pm: Reply
You guys do not agree with me it is true but it is no good when you use foul language when you disagree with what someone says
I would strongly advise you guys to look on the Pacfiic Star website at the this year's report which says and may I quote "The Board Of Pacific Star Network Limited after considering the long term viarbility of 3MP and it's Easy Music formant it was decied that 3MP would be discontinued and a Heads of Agreement woulld be signed with MacQuarie Radio Network(2GB/2CH Sydney) both Partners are paincent and know it will take a long time for MTR 1377 to gain listeners in Melbourne".
in a nutsheel the Report tells us That 3MP was already ruined and Management at Pacific Star Network decided to stop it and join forces with MacQuarie Radio Network and start MTR 1377 and it will take years for MTR to make an impact in Melbourne and Both MRN and PSN are working to make it a success.
PETER, Wed, 17 Nov 2010 08:13 pm:
LEARN TO SPELL CORECTLY YA DICKWEED!
Mick, Thu, 18 Nov 2010 10:55 am:
Don't worry... when people have to resort to attacking you personally rather than arguing the actual subject and being able to sway you with facts you know they have lost the argument.

3MP might have been good... fact is it was pathetic in the ratings, was not making revenue and had no future.

Mick, Thu, 18 Nov 2010 10:53 am: Reply
I agree with Jason from Boronia,
MTR will be here to stay as it has the backing of Macquarie who as a company have very deep pockets. Judging by their success in Sydney with 2GB they know how to run a station.

MTR just needs to fix its signal so it can be heard in all of Melbourne like 3AW. TalkBack is where the revenue is (look at 3AW) and MTR will break into that market but it will take time.

I love it how people have to resort to pathetic petty name calling of Jason and make their point. If you look at the Nelson Ratings for 2009-2010 3MP was failing and declining. 3AW/Fairfax was and always have been going strong so there is room for another TalkBack station.

If you want 3MP then get a DAB+ radio or stream it online. It is not that hard to do.
JASON FROM BORONIA, Thu, 18 Nov 2010 06:16 pm:
Hi Mick
There are people I know who listen to MTR, my girlfriend Melissa and others.
How many people you know listen to MTR?
You were right in both your comments about MTR and 3MP.
Here they go again those who hate MTR are trying to say that Pacific Star Network will decide if MTR will stay in Melbourne when they have already decided that a year ago on December 9th.
We both know that MTR is here to stay and Russell Tate the Excutive Chairman of MacQuarie Radio Network alnog with Messers Moffat, Hall, Pert and Quick of Pacific Star Network will invest in the fixing of 1377AM so as to allowing more people in Melbourne to say yesy in no small way to MTR 1377.
MTR 1377 are advertising in Leader NEwspapers and that will contribute to us gaining more melbourne saying yes to MTR 1377.

JASON FROM BORONIA, Thu, 18 Nov 2010 03:36 pm: Reply
Thank you Mick twice.
We both agree that MTR is here to stay.
With people like Russell Tate backing MTR it will succeed just look at 2GB as an example they signed Alan Jones and Ray Hadley from 2UE and now look how good they are the day when MTR moves up thew Ratings I predict that a Blogg will say" MTR moving forward".
david, Sun, 04 Mar 2012 01:53 pm:
Jason I'm afraid you're level of certainty was misplaced and wishful thinking.

jono, Thu, 18 Nov 2010 04:14 pm: Reply
no der not jason get a life

JASON FROM BORONIA, Thu, 18 Nov 2010 04:42 pm: Reply
Jono, Jono, Jono
We all have a life and we can live it how we want.
Why do you and others resort to petty name calling of me just because I have a different view to you?
Mick was right about 3MP and MTR when he said that 3MP might have been good but it had pathetic ratings and poor revenue. With backers like MacQuarie and the way 2GB are going MTR will go very well.
What you have to say this time Jono?
Is it something constructive are the same old things?

Gary, Thu, 18 Nov 2010 04:44 pm: Reply
What a sad person Jason and mick is. Get a life, Jason and mick! It will be the directors of Pacific Star who ultimately decide what happens with MTR. For as long as 2GB continue to pick up the tab for the losses that MTR is accumulating, Pacific Star will stay with it. Let's hope that it is not for much longer.

JASON FROM BORONIA, Thu, 18 Nov 2010 05:19 pm: Reply
Gary
Andrew Moffat, Ron Hall, Gary Pert and Barrie Quick will stay with MTR fpr a long time I would say as was stated in The PacIfic Star Report this year and when they say they will stay with MTR they will do that.
Messers Moffat, Hall, Pert and Quick have already decided this since the Heads of Agreement was singed December 9th last year.
The only thing that needs doing is to fix 1377AM so that more of Melbourne can listen to MTR 1377 the investment in this will happen soon.
Why didn't the owners invest in the upgrading of 1377AM years ago?
When a contract is signed to two parties IE Pacific Star Network and MacQuarie Radio Network they must stick to the contract.

PETER O CALLAHAN, Thu, 18 Nov 2010 07:44 pm: Reply
jason, Jason, Jason
why dont you get a thing its called life and for one thing MTR belongs in sydney where it should stay and bring back 3mp 1377 so i can have my job back as i was the music director and jason leave my dear friend jono alone he has not done a thing

Pete in Hastings, Thu, 18 Nov 2010 07:49 pm: Reply
Absolutely fucking brilliant to see they are rating less than 0.1% - that is awesome ! Go Steve Price, eventually you will rate zero.
You ony have two fuckwits that listens - onya Jason and mick you losers.

Keep up the shit ratings MTR !
hope You will soon dissapear.

JASON, Fri, 19 Nov 2010 03:57 pm: Reply
Peter and Pete of Hastings
I emailed Ian Holland from 2GB and suggest to him that he signs everyome from 3AW to MacQuarie Radio Network for 2012.
So this will finaly mean MTR 1377 will stay in Melbourne.
JACK, Fri, 19 Nov 2010 05:07 pm:
Jason you are full of shit MTR is a crap station and hopefully will lose all its listeners and hopefully 1377 3mp will make a comeback and MTR 1377 should go back to sydney where it should stay! melbourne doesnt need another talk back station as we already have 2 talk back stations

jono, Fri, 19 Nov 2010 05:52 pm: Reply
i a gre jack

JASON FROM BORONIA, Fri, 19 Nov 2010 06:43 pm: Reply
Jack
We do need three talk Stations in Melbourne.
I and other MTR listerner are talking sense not rubbish
We aleady have Magic 1278 we don't need #MP back.
JACK BLACK, Fri, 19 Nov 2010 09:37 pm:
hey jason go fuck yourself and your stupid pathetic no good for nothing MTR listeners

JASON FROM BORONIA, Sat, 20 Nov 2010 08:29 am: Reply
Jack
Calm down mate anger does not acceive anytihng.
Mt fellow MTR listeners say that we are not stupid, Pathetic or good for nothing.
We are good for everything and annilitical people.
Wake up 3MP listeners the Management of PacIfic Star decided that they will stick woth MTR 1377 a year agoe December 9th.

Jono and Ben, Sat, 20 Nov 2010 02:08 pm: Reply
Hello Jason,
I disagree that Pacific Star will stick permanently with MTR as they will wake up and realise that 3MP is heaps better than MTR.So soon, it will be goodbye MTR and Welcome Back 3MP.
From Jono and Ben

JASON FROM BORONIA, Sat, 20 Nov 2010 04:17 pm: Reply
Jono and Ben
Let us wait and see...
Pacific Star will prove one of us wrong either you or me.
What will you do if you are proven wrong Jon and Ben?
What if 3MP does not come back to 1377 and MTR stays in Melbourne?
Jason From Boronia

tHe JoKeR, Sat, 20 Nov 2010 04:56 pm: Reply
hey jason I heard you went to have your head examined but the doctors found nothing there.and Is your name Maple Syrup? It should be, you sap.
MTR FUCKING SUCKS IT IS BORING ALL THEY DO IS YAK YAK YAK BUT NOOOOO MUSIC!

Anonymous, Tue, 11 Jan 2011 12:00 am: Reply
For those in Melbourne, you can still listen to other stations that play music similar to the original 3MP.

If your receiver is sensitive enough, you can pick up 7BU Classic Hits from Burnie Tasmania on 558 KHz. Their signal strength varies greatly with location, but during the day, they operate at full power and can be heard in many parts of southern Victoria as long as you are away from interfering power and tram lines. You will get the best results from your car radio. If you're indoors, you'll need to keep your receiver well away from computers and TVs.

7BU seem to reduce their transmitter power at night to prevent interference to the rest of Australia because medium wave signals propagate extremely well over water and skywave. You'll need a good outdoor antenna to be able to pick them up at night. A shielded magnetic loop antenna also works quite well.

For night time listening, try "Easy Mix Ten 71" on 1071 KHz. They are located in Bendigo, and play music with an uncanny resemblance to MyMP. As a bonus, they have real DJs, who provide a wider range of music than MyMP's seemingly static playlist. They also relay the news from Southern Cross Broadcasting, so you won't miss out on what is happening. You will need to wait until after sunset to be able to pick up 1071 via skywave. Their signal varies with the ionospheric conditions, so there will be a bit of signal fading at times.

JASON FROM BORONIA, Sun, 13 Feb 2011 10:50 am: Reply
I emailed Ian Hollland MacQuarie Radio Network Group Program Director and suggest to him that he, Rob Kiddd(The New Asssistant Program Director who starts on Wednesddy) and Russell Tate to Suggest to them that they meet with the Owners for 3AW/Magic and KRock/BayFM Geelong and other regional Radio Stations that Grant Broadcasters can buy Magic 1278 and 2CH 1170 Sydney and MacQuarie Radio Network can Merge 3AW 693 with MTR 1377 and 2UE 954 ewith 2GB 873 in Sydney in April. This will mean that the wolves will well and truly be away from MTR 1377's door.
The Roomours about 3MP coming will will be proven wrong
and 16 Radio Stations in Melbourne will go down to 515 Radio Station and MTR 1377 will be nujber one Radio Station in Melbourne.
Thalia, Sat, 03 Mar 2012 04:05 pm:
Care to eat your words, Jason?
Seems the rumours were true after all. hehehe

jono, Sun, 13 Feb 2011 01:06 pm: Reply
the gis from mtr r rood to me i rang dem day told der lisines day hat the ples im frends wif the ples in a polo bay

colin, Fri, 11 Nov 2011 02:21 pm: Reply
Well it was only a matter of time GOODBYE MTR But I don't think we will see the old MP format on 1377 and I hope we don't continue with most of the sydney shit

David from Dallas, Sat, 12 Nov 2011 02:16 pm: Reply
We have 774 ABC Melbourne 3AW693 both stations with excelent talk formats. The problem with MTR1377 is that haven't learn't from the old 3AK who also tried a simulcast talk format with 2UE Sydney and that also failed. So why try it again. We are Melbourne and we want Melbourne news and current affairs to be broadcast. So, If MTR broke ranks with 2GB, MTR could survive. If MTR does fail, then an alternative music format could be introduced such as: A country Saturday Beautiful music Sunday and for Monday to Friday a 70 through to today to compete with Digital radio.

Gary, Sun, 20 Nov 2011 12:46 pm: Reply
The tragedy that is MTR is almost at an end. Pacific Star should cut their losses and simply simulcast on 1377 the digital MY MP. Within twelve months they would regain many of the former 3MP eastern and southern suburbs listeners where their signal is strongest. Pacific Star should also continue the effort to strenghten the 1377 signal so that the reception problems in the north and west are fixed. With improved AM reception and the music format available on AM and digital, the return of audiences and advertisers would ensure a viable operation.

Rodney, Wed, 30 Nov 2011 04:59 pm: Reply
Sorry to all 3MP fans, but I really enjoy MTR.
And I love that they bad the Labour Government all day long!
Maybe thats the real problem for many of you!

jono, Thu, 29 Dec 2011 08:05 pm: Reply
wen u clek on mymp it tak u to sen

Young Craig, Fri, 24 Feb 2012 10:19 am: Reply
I hate all you wimpy old people. Right wing wankers and easy listening people waiting in "Heavens waiting room". Just go away. Die off and leave the Earth to the young
Joseph, Sat, 03 Mar 2012 01:28 pm:
Well, Craig you certainly sound like an intelligent fellow? You are obviously a troll! Most radio stations are geared for the younger crowd! I suppose you don't trust anyone over the age of 30? Perhaps you have listened to the words of the old, WHO song... "I hope I die before I get old"? You have many radio stations to listen to. So leave 3MP to us, "Wimpy old people"! I think I need to have a nap now... zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Julian, Thu, 01 Mar 2012 08:49 pm: Reply
Good news today the MTR is dying slowly, but its dying... Great news for 3MP..... Bad news Jason from Boronia

Paulie, Fri, 02 Mar 2012 09:47 pm: Reply
YAAAAA!!! 3mp is back

Paul Rawady, Fri, 02 Mar 2012 09:54 pm: Reply
GUYS!!! MTR IS DEAD!! MYMP IS CURRENTLY BROADCASTING ON 1377 AM!!!!!

David From Dallas, Fri, 02 Mar 2012 11:31 pm: Reply
Well Jason, MTR1377 has failed and thats what i prayed for. Management failed to see the light that the joint venture with 2GB 873 did not work. We in Melbourne don't care what goes on in Sydney. They should have had local content not Sydney content. But i must admit, the only announcer i did enjoy listening to was Chris Smith. Now if they are going to bring back music or stick with MYMP, Bring back real announcers with the news, weather, or combine talk with music local content only.

Allan, Sat, 03 Mar 2012 08:30 am: Reply
My wife and I were shocked to say the least when after 30 years of enjoying 3MP it was dumped in favour of a talkback format in 2010.We always hoped that it would return because once you find a station with true easy listening music it is hard to change to a different style of music and announcers. We sincerely hope that "MP" returns in a similar format to the old one, but quality music is central to the success of a revived 3MP.

Andrew, Sat, 03 Mar 2012 09:45 am: Reply
I feel so good today. The rude rednecks on here were wrong. It was only a matter of time and we all knew it. God they must find this hard to swallow. I expect there will be lots of nasty comments, but you know what....it doesn't matter any more. Game over!

George, Sat, 03 Mar 2012 12:07 pm: Reply
Great News

Joseph, Sat, 03 Mar 2012 01:17 pm: Reply
It's great MTR has gone down the drain... hopefully the old 3MP format will soon return! MTR (Morons Talking Rubbish) was impossible to listen to! I think I managed to listen for about 50 or so seconds.

Thalia, Sat, 03 Mar 2012 03:59 pm: Reply
I too am very glad to see the demise of MTR but regarding the return of 3MP we're not there yet.
The music may have returned but I'd also like to hear the news and weather reports and the on hour time pips. (Without the time reminders I'll just get caught up in the music and never get to work). And knowing the name of a song/artist I'd just heard would be nice too. I may be very familiar with easy listening music but not EVERY track!
Still, it's great to think that old windbag Steve Price is off the air. Got to be happy with that. ;-)

JASON & MELISSA, Sat, 03 Mar 2012 04:12 pm: Reply
My Girlfriend and I are glad we left 1377AM when we did.
3MP Listeners can keeep their Easylistening rubbish we have 3AW 693 3 Morronic People is back God help Melbourne. Other MTR listener will do what we did and listen tyo 3AW 693. 3MP Listeners will be happy that I will no longer be on this carppy blog promoting a dead bring Radio Station that only put you to sleep what it's tired old music and nothing else.

Duncan, Sat, 03 Mar 2012 04:15 pm: Reply
Great news! MTR is finally gone. I am loving hearing MP back on 1377. Hopefully it is here to stay and will return to its old format with news and announcers soon.

Steve from Frankston, Sat, 03 Mar 2012 07:31 pm: Reply
Hallelujah. So long MTR, you won't be missed by many as the ratings have shown. Don't know what sort of market research went into the decision to start up this station in the first place but obviously they missed the mark spectacularly. And one of Melbourne's great radio stations, 3MP, was hijacked completely unnecessarily in the process. It's nice to have MyMP filling the vacancy at 1377MHz for the time being with that familiar AM buzz which is absent from the digital version, for how long though who knows. Maybe they will return to the previous format which, as far as I know, rated a hell of a lot better than MTR ever did, but I won't be holding my breath.

For the record I'm not old and decrepit as some of the above MTR fanboys seem to be implying any 3MP fans must be, I'm a 31-year old guy with very varied musical taste from old to very new in various genres, but as a young child I grew up with 3MP on in the background at my grandparent's place all the time and more recently I found the soothing music helped me get to sleep some nights. I guess I'll get to enjoy that again now for a little while.

rajesh, Sat, 03 Mar 2012 10:25 pm: Reply
i feel so badly that i miss mtr1377. Its so good for me to listen the views of so many people about so many issues. But now its really hard time.
i miss steve price show and chris smith show very badly.

Paul from Kilsyth, Sun, 04 Mar 2012 01:59 am: Reply
I was listening to MTR when it went off the air. I thought what the bloody hell is going on?
For all those who like the "warm" sound of analogue. Do yourself a favour a buy a digital radio, its beats analogue hands down. It's clearer, no crackle, alot more varity with the more stations and of course, in stereo.
I enjoyned MTR and will miss it. Neil Mitchell gives me the shits with his want to save the world attitute. I think the bloke is a wanker Denis Walter is boring and rude. I will miss MTR but I will listen to 3AW in the afternnon with Derryn Hintch and 3MP and 1278 other times. Yes Im an old bastard. Well at 55 I'm an old prick to anyone under 30

Node Pony, Sun, 04 Mar 2012 06:39 am: Reply
BRING BACK MTR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MTR was a great station, I can't stand listening to music all the time.

Who will I listen to now?

Ian from Wantirna, Sun, 04 Mar 2012 09:57 am: Reply
I agree with Nude Pony - Bring back MTR!
Chris Smith is a fantastic presenter, his insights and views are a breath of fresh air amongst the current Labour sycophants. Be great to transmit his show on 2GB to Melbourne.
BRING BACK MTR.

JASON & MELISSA, Sun, 04 Mar 2012 04:18 pm: Reply
Melisssa is 38 and I am 32 and we say Denis Walter is notrude Neil Mitchell is not top we rating for nothing We will not listen to 3MP or 1278. We will stick woth 3AW. The moment we knew MTR was on the way out we derfected to 3AW and now Melisssa's twon Brithers, her father and her stepmother have defected from FoxFM to 3AW. Melissa sister came from FoxFM to 3AW due to one of her workmates at Anglicare in Frankston encouraging her to listen to 3AW. How Melisssa's two Briothers, her father and her stepmother became 3AW Listeners was due to my sending of two messazge I sent to James tyler Swadon on Facebook. due ti that same reason Melissa's two brother's friends became 3AW listeer. James Seadon is 18 years old and Sxcott Seadon is 13c years old.
JASON & MELISSA, Sun, 04 Mar 2012 05:36 pm:
Sorry about the typos.....
we mneant Defecthed, two Brothers Melissa's sister, Scott Seadon is 13 Years old Brotjher again, Messages and to. 3MP Not for Melissa or myself. 1377 will been worse for 3MP.

Aussie Expat, Sun, 04 Mar 2012 06:38 pm: Reply
My faith in Melbourne has been restored, as there is clearly no place for the right wing, biggoted, ill-informed drivel that seesm to keep Sydney people entertained. As for "Jason and Melissa", you both should just switch off the radio and go back to school to see if you can pass year 4 succesfully; my 7 year old has better spelling, diction and syntax than you (and the other 13 people who listened to MTR. I suspect !)

Andrew, Sun, 04 Mar 2012 09:02 pm: Reply
If you really want to listen to 'shock jock' radio, just go online and stream 2UE or 2GB from Sydney.

jono, Sun, 04 Mar 2012 10:10 pm: Reply
light digital is better den mtr jasone

jono, Sun, 04 Mar 2012 10:14 pm: Reply
jasone gone to bed good wif mtr

Roberto, Sun, 04 Mar 2012 11:04 pm: Reply
I miss MTR. It was a good radio station and had some good segments: Steve Price and Andrew Bolt, Ross Greenwood with the money news (a national figure who is on TV), Brian Wilshire who has 1/4 of the Sydney night market, the Reverend on Sunday nights, and the gardening shows on Saturday morning. We already have Sydney based ABC national radio stations like Radio National, JJJ, Classic FM, and News Radio, (774 - local radio goes national in the middle of the night) so I don't know why it went down like a lead balloon. Not all Melburnians are navel gazing and insular, wanting Melbourne only content over all else.
One thing that 3MP will have issues with is the 5kW transmitter at Rowville. Not sure why the author has said that the signal is good when the signal can't be picked up when you are near tramlines in the CBD. This reception issue was reported extensively in the media.
RIP MTR Melbourne will be culturally a lesser city without you.
Node Pony, Mon, 05 Mar 2012 05:59 am:
Yeah, the reception was pretty terrible at times. I don't know if that alone would have saved MTR.

Colin, Mon, 05 Mar 2012 09:50 am: Reply
Yes, having intelligent commentators drawing attention to the leftoid disfuction, socialist policies and hypocracy is very uncomfortable for some.

Loyal 3MP listener, Mon, 05 Mar 2012 07:14 pm: Reply
SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO When will you bring back 3MP?

brent, Mon, 05 Mar 2012 08:01 pm: Reply
the music back thats a start i will be glad if 3mp comes back

Big Al, Mon, 05 Mar 2012 08:52 pm: Reply
My faith in humanity is restored. Other than the Ross Greenwood show which displayed a modicum of balance the majority of content was one sided ill informed right wing propaganda. Steve Price is a clever man but sadly he lost the plot by consistently taking cheap pot shots at the Government. Yes I know they are not perfect, far from it, but to switch on every day to listen to the same old rhetoric was very very dull. You had an opportunity Steve but you blew it.
Rob of Glen Iris, Mon, 05 Mar 2012 09:00 pm:
I must agree Big Al. A balance in political views might have saved the day. As it was the commentary was extreme and predictable. I think it was an initial mistake to promote the station as 'right wing' as Price did. That alienated about half the prospective audience straight away. Even conservatives seemed to find the constant right wing bile a bit too much to swallow.
Rob of Glen Iris, Mon, 05 Mar 2012 09:08 pm:
Your comment that the presenters were ill informed is correct. As an example, I can recall Chris Smith extolling the virtues of satellite broadband as the cheap and obvious alternative to the much maligned NBN and the stringing of fibre optic. Any one who lives in a rural area and has used satellite broadband knows of its limitations. Useless in bad weather and a latency ping of around 600. It's like chalk and cheese compared to Fibre To The Node.
What a fool Smith made of himself.

jono, Mon, 05 Mar 2012 09:02 pm: Reply
good steve price is gon he wosent a nis man he mad fun of peple he never let me hav a go on the radio sow im happey 3mp 1377 is bak sow r oll my frends
Rob of Glen Iris, Mon, 05 Mar 2012 09:14 pm:
jono, I think your spelling and grammar is now worse than that of Jason of Boronia. I think you've been reading too many of his posts.
Rob of Glen Iris, Mon, 05 Mar 2012 09:45 pm:
Apologies ken. I though jono was taking the mickey out out of Jason of Boronia.

jono, Mon, 05 Mar 2012 09:17 pm: Reply
get a life
Rob of Glen Iris, Mon, 05 Mar 2012 09:24 pm:
That's better. I can understand that post.

jono, Mon, 05 Mar 2012 09:30 pm: Reply
dont 1377 is good i hat mtr and i hop its gone for good

jono, Mon, 05 Mar 2012 09:39 pm: Reply
go bob

jono, Sat, 14 Dec 2013 04:54 pm: Reply
I love smooth fm dere ratings r gowing up

jono, Tue, 17 Dec 2013 06:54 pm: Reply
no djs sust grat easey listening dat wood be good 2014

jono, Mon, 23 Dec 2013 10:51 pm: Reply
happey Christmas evereyone

Mick, Mon, 16 Jun 2014 05:25 am: Reply
Jono you an uneducated flog that needs to learn that spelling is a basic ability that you just don't seem to be able to grasp. Take your short hand elsewhere!

james, Mon, 07 Jul 2014 03:15 pm: Reply
mick mick u don't no nothing

Gregory, Fri, 11 Jul 2014 04:13 pm: Reply
Mick you are a Dumb Shit I know jono personally and he does not have Spelling Problems, he just needs a new keyboard for his computer, and for one thing YOU can shove your hand up where the sun don't Shine!!!!!

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