The program snapshot
The 2 Blokes Chatting Radio Show is currently broadcast on 94.7 The Pulse, Geelong's leading community radio station. It is presented live every Saturday morning from 9:00am until 11:00am. The program is presented by Rob Cameron and Neil Butler and focuses on music, sport and a range of community activities, with an additional focus on regional Australia.
The first episode of The 2 Blokes Chatting Radio Show was broadcast on 27 March 2020 as part of a temporary programming schedule to cover "a few weeks while we get past COVID-19". Since then the program has been presented over 100 times with a range of guests from internationally-recognised musical artists through to everyday people from regional communities across Australia.
The 2 Blokes Chatting Radio Show is currently a two-hour weekly program which could be best described as a series of informal and entertaining conversations, with a selection of classic hits scattered through the two hours. It is a deliberate choice to leave politics and contentious current affairs off our agenda - there are plenty of other programs who use this as their primary content.
While the name of the program might suggest a "blokey" tone to the conversations, that is not our intent. Instead, we think that the program name lends itself to the informal nature of the conversations. Based on the feedback we have received from listeners via social media, text messages and emails, we believe that our primary audience is likely to be over 40 years old, both men and women.
What we would love to do
While The 2 Blokes are passionate supporters of community radio, we would love an opportunity to take the program to the next level - a time slot on commercial or government-funded radio. We see this as being the next logical step in our development as radio presenters and for the program to heard by a larger audience. We think that our program is ideally suited to listeners who live outside of capital cities and their suburbs, bringing real conversations about real people to regional audiences.
Ideally, the program would continue to be a weekly two-hour show in one of the following time slots:
- Friday evening
- Saturday morning
- Sunday morning
- Sunday evening
These tend to be the time slots that lend themselves to our conversational broadcast style. We want people to listen when they are relaxing with a cup of coffee or glass of wine - not when they are about to take on peak hour traffic during the week.