Rear View Microphone podcast 007

Here’s the seventh episode of Rear View Microphone – the weekly podcast covering Travel, and Tourism, and Cruising, and Communications, and Arts and Entertainment, and Politics and more … This week – lots of cruise news – including passengers having rocks thrown at them in Port Vila, but also lots of ‘good news’ stories about cruising; in…

Tuesday Cruiseday: Mystery Island, a review

Hundreds of thousands of visitors head to Vanuatu’s Mystery Island each year – almost all of them offloaded from passing cruise ships for a day of snorkelling, and swimming, and seashell collection, and sun. And for an uninhabited island, this tropical paradise does a remarkable job of catering to them all. Mystery Island’s ‘proper’ name is Inyeug Island…

Monday Media – And just like Magic, no more 2CH

It’s the worst-kept secret in Australian radio: Easy 2CH is no more. From today, the station has adopted the ‘Magic’ moniker – and, in general, the Magic format. It’s still calling itself Magic 2CH in Breakfast – but certainly by 2pm, it had adopted the Magic 1170 callsign – bringing it into line with the branding…

Thursday thoughts: Politicians mostly mean well.

This ‘Thursday Thought’ is late this week because … well, no excuses. It’s just late. As will be the Friday Travel and Saturday Arts pieces. Sorry ’bout that. — There’s been an amazing outpouring of sentiment in recent days for Steve Jones. For those who live outside South-East Queensland, he was the mayor of the Lockyer…