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New Channel Erk Blog

Effective immediately, there is a new Channel Erk blog. It will feature all blog posts from now on that is not specific to Erk Pod. Show Notes from all 4 Channel Erk blogs will feature […]

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Blast From The Past 4 – More Trains

Welcome to episode 4 for Erk’s Blast The Past Podcast. On this episode, we continue from episode 3 about trains. Judy puts Erk in the hot seat as we talk about Erk’s work on the railways as Erk celebrates 15 years.

Erk’s career in summary:

1994 – 1995: Station Assistant (now Customer Service Attendant), Circular Quay and Town Hall
1995 – 1998: Revenue Protection Assistant then Revenue Protection Team Leader (now Transit Officer/Senior Transit Officer), Central and Chatswood.
1998 – 2001: Communications Operator, Security Control Centre (now a part of the Rail Management Centre)
2001 – 2005: Guard, Central.
2005 – present: Driver
Podcast shoutout to Grizzly from the Grizzly’s Growls podcast!

Music is “The Old Train Man” by Barebonessnapping courtesy of the Podsafe Music Network. […]

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Blast From The Past 3 – Trains

Welcome to episode 3 of Blast From The Past podcast. In this episode, Judy tells us about her experiences on trains. This leads in perfectly to episode 4 where Erk talks a little about his 15 years on the railway.

MUSIC: “This Train Won’t Run” – Jerry Lee Surber

Podcasts:

Cherie Cast with Cherie and Todd.
Some Guys in a Car […]

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Blast From The Past 2 – Telephones

Welcome to episode 2 of Blast From The Past. In this episode, Erk and Judy talk about telephones.

“Hello, this is the Operator. Would you like to extend?”

Judy used to be a telephone operator. It was her job to connect you to someone else before automatic telephone exchanges.

“Hello, this is the Operator. Would you like to extend?”

Find out about party lines, how a bloke got free calls to speak to his girlfriend, calling Army Privates “Sir” and a lot more.

“Hello, this is the Operator. Would you like to extend?”

Then we talk about mobile phones and how useful they have been. Judy has a rant about “operators today” and how they can charge you coin without even connecting you. “Back in my day………”

“Hello, this is the Operator. Would you like to extend?”

MUSIC: “Little Red Telephone” – Art Linton
PODCAST PROMO: Inside My Head. Very relevant as Jen tells us she hates phones ringing at work. […]