Wow, glad I dropped in to see what was happening. I saw the playlists for January and thought oh no.......
I am not overly sympathetic to this decision, covid or not, the ABC gets well over a billion dollars a year in taxpayer money. Covid or no covid, they still get the money and still pay the staff.
Oh well, February is better than it not happening at all, though like many here I was looking forward to 5 weeks and not 4.
OK, Triple J Hottest 100 will hopefully NOT encroach on February. I just checked, and it airs on radio on 23 January 2021. That leaves the following weekend (30-31 January 2020) for rage to get this out of their system. I think they have of late aired the Hottest 100 on rage the weekend after it airs on Triple J.
Especially after the 1980 & 1982 Countdowns we had last January, Plus the Rage Guest Programmers from 1999 too, What else could the ABC Archives dig out? Rock Arena from 1988?
I have had a shocker and forgot about RAGE retro until tonight.
It's turned out a godsend for me, because I didn't miss anything for the 1st time since the 1993 retro started.
I just saw this afternoon the ABC broadcast a New Wave Special. From the clips I saw they were all Australian (Jo Jo Zep Taxi Mary, and Edith Bliss Heart of Stone). Was it all Australian? Did anyone happen to record it?
Last night's playlist
Some awesome clips in there and I missed it :unamused: Will keep an eye on next Saturday night for sure
So this Saturday i see we have a Metallica special to celebrate 40 years. Must have took a bit of time pulling this one together. Surely 5 episodes of Countdown wouldn't have taken much more effort? Bring on February!