OPINION: TRIPLE J, where art thou?

TRIPLE J, where art thou?

Why have you disappeared from my life?

Not only was I at work on a public holiday chained to my desk, deliberating how to pay my newly acquired Australia Day speeding fine, but I also had to stream the Hottest 100 from my work computer.

Listening to the Hottest 100 on Australia Day is about as patriotic as eating a meat pie at the footy or driving a ute with a Southern Cross sticker on it. It has to be done.

Yet I was forced to resort to other mediums of technology in order to complete my obligation as an Australian citizen.

For a town of Emerald's size and population, it baffles me why the station is unavailable in this area and it pains me greatly.

My annual voting experience was ruined because I was not able to get my fix of music for the year.

While I knew a fair portion of the songs that made the 100, their names and titles were foreign to me - making my votes basically void.

If I am forced to hear Justin ask if it's too late to say sorry or what do you mean one more time my ears shall bleed.

Yes Justin, it is too late, I don't care what you mean.

We want our young people of Emerald and surrounding towns to stay in Emerald but with stations like Triple J missing, another excuse becomes available for them to use.

Triple J becoming available could go a long way in keeping them in town.

I am sure I am not alone in my pinings for Triple J yet as I ask around, it seems that the region has been without the station for quite some time.

If someone can provide enlightenment to why this amazing station does not exist I would be more than happy to hear them out.


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