Never forgive, never forget…

Our love of The Mick Molloy Show isn’t exactly a secret – as the closest thing to an One True Successor to the wide-ranging genius of The Late Show (well, at least it tried), its demise at the hands of the tabloid press remains a true tragedy. So it was interesting to hear from a friend of a friend’s friend recently the following story…

It seems that, years after The Mick Molloy Show went belly up, a producer on the show was at a party where s/he got to talking to someone who turned out to be a producer on a major Melbourne talkback radio station. Turning the topic to Mick’s show without revealing his / her interest in said topic, the radio station producer revealed that not only had the station made a conscious, commercial decision to run a campaign to get Mick’s show taken off the air, but that various people at the station had received raises / promotions when they succeeded.

Not exactly a shock to anyone who remembers the heady days of 1999 (we’ll get around to discussing then-Herald-Sun TV critic Robert Fidgeon soon enough), but it’s always good to have these things confirmed. Even at fourth hand…

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