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I try not to be negative in my appraisal of the Retro programming as it would be impossible to please everyone entirely. There is always something that is a bit hard to understand how or why it is there.
We had been begging for Without You for the past 2 years and finally have it - well at least I hope we have the clip. To get it we have discussed Eurogliders a bit and the Rage crew have listened by giving us a great Countdown hosted by Eurogliders and Without You as well. I can't understand how Hummingbird from 2006 has gotten in or why Heaven is being repeated after we saw it less than 2 months ago but it is a small price to pay and I appreciate the efforts that this Rage crew go to. I assume they are all a fair bit younger than us, probably mid 20's, and they don't understand the 80's like we do as it was before their time.
I would prefer it to be all genuine Retro programming though with old TV music programs only. Keep one hour of Retro music clips for 10-11am and leave the night time to replaying the TV shows. Even if it has the same clips in it, it would be better to watch Eurogliders, Kids In The Kitchen and Icehouse (which had all been shown in 2009 anyhow) as part of a Countdown episode or featured on Rock Arena than just to play the clips. I would have far preferred another Countdown gets slotted in and an hour of those common clips not shown. There is so much in the ABC archives that it is a waste of the short retro window we have each year to waste in this manner - it looks more like a standard effort from MTV minus the logos.
I will still give this week a 9 out of 10 rating as there are no repeat episodes, they are playing 2 great Rock Arena's, 1 very good Countdown and the Sunday Spectrum that I had suggested. I would just deduct 1 point for showing common clips at the expense of another Rock Arena or Countdown.