ABC brings down the axe on Regional Radio Mornings
THE axing of ABC radios Regional Radio Mornings program has brought condemnation from a local politician.
Federal member for Page Kevin Hogan has condemned the ABC management's cuts to regional ABC News and Current Affairs, in particular the popular morning program.
"The ABC has a clear responsibility to serve regional Australia, but their Sydney-centric management seems only interested in competing with city-based media outlets," he said.
"The ABC has four city-based TV channels and numerous city-based radio channels and programs. It also has a significant digital presence competing with other a plethora of other outlets.
"Local ABC Radio, on the other hand, is often the only news outlet in regional areas - and this is where they see fit to cut.
"It shows a complete lack of commitment to regional areas which given they are publicly funded is not acceptable.
"I will be taking this up with the Communications Minister today."