Same here Hoffy. Their show was so fresh as they were the first to extract the urine out of footy while clearly being true fans. It was the sort of hilarious banter you used to hear in the outer in the good old days of suburban grounds
The Coodabeens were followed by Punter To Punter then Lawyers, Guns & Money and into the afternoon with Film Buffs’ Forecast. It was a stellar line-up, particularly when you consider that they were all volunteers on community radio.
I still have a collection of cassette tapes they put out over the years (including the 1984 Grand Final Simulcast) and I was lucky enough to win the weekly competition on three occasions when you had to send in your entries by snail mail.
It’s not so much the change of station that concerns me; it’s that the new timeslot is most inconvenient and many usual listeners will either still be at work or commuting or having Friday drinkies. I find it a puzzling scheduling decision.
Oh well, life goes on and I’ll be listening to Brian Wise on Off The Record year-round now.
Actually that is an issue - Nige from North Fitzroy, Danny from Droop Street and Sauce the ever suffering Wimmera farmer are voiced by Andy, whose main job is an ABC producer. I doubt 3MP are paying enough for a once a week gig to make that a main job and so those characters may not make the jump!
Love the Coodabeens, but part of the charm is the Saturday morning time-slot as the lead in to the games. Doubt I will listen on a Friday although I have not found a regular Friday arvo listen since the sad demise of Stephen Walker and The Skull Cave on 3 RRR.
I was supposed to play in a game of footy for the Couldhavebeens in 1985. That was back in the days when Greg Champion led the team. He also played in The Fabulaires who featured a mate on guitar. I had a raging case of flu at the time and couldn’t get out of bed. Just as well l would have infected the whole team! That was the last time l had the flu. IIRC they were playing a team led by Dr. Turf and the Punter to Punter crew. In the end l didn’t find out who won. I was devastated at the time. True story.