ABC has announced they will be axing their regional morning program
ABC has announced they will be axing their regional morning program

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."



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