When Two Tribes….. Nova’s Lou Higgins Vs Triple M’s Fitzy
It appears the competition between the networks is as fierce Off-Air as it is On-Air. In Melbourne Thursday, the charity event You Can; which supports young people who have been affected by cancer was going down, when a pledge bidding war broke out between Nova Entertainment and SCA.
Nat Bassingthwaighte was roving around taking donations, when NOVA Entertainment COO Louise Higgins stood up and pledged five grand. Seated at the same table was Triple M boss Mike Fitzpatrick. Fitzy cheekily out-pledged Lou with a donation of six grand.
Chrissie Swann said, “You listening do not know Lou our boss, I’m guessing that she’s not having a bar of that.”
Browny said, “She’s a goer.”
Deano said, “I’ve never seen anyone jump up so quick, rips the mic off Nat Bass and yells $10,000.”
Nat apparently then turns to Fitzy to see if he will match the pledge and says nothing further. But it is not over yet with Michael Gudinski gets up on the other side of the room and says, “Triple M come up, that’s weak, you can do better.”
Take a listen to how Nova 100 covered it this morning.