Car 54 where are you?*
Literally bumping into radio legend Norman Banks in the corridor was almost to much to handle.
However, it didn’t take too long before some of the gloss rubbed off.
As I was being shown around I saw two snazzy little white Ford Cortinas parked nose to tail in the 3AW courtyard. Big aerials on the roof – 3AW Macquarie News emblazoned along the side.
Close up I noticed one was inscribed car 5 and the other car 7. Part of huge fleet I surmised.
A few days later, same place, only one car…car 7…next week only car 5 was there. Finally I plucked up enough courage to ask one of the journos about the fleet of news cars.
“I ‘spose the other vehicles are garaged somewhere else?””What do you mean?”he growled.”Well, I only ever see cars 5 and 7. I suppose 1,2,3,4,6,8,9 etc. are based in other parts of the city.”
“Bullshit.” he replied. “those two are the only ones we’ve got. But I tell you what, it keeps the other bastards guessing.”
Lesson one, not everything is as it appears in the wonderful world of wireless.
* A 60’s comedy TV series about two bumbling NYPD police officers.