ABC Radio National – More CUTS!
Radio National – renowned for its breadth of programs of intellectual and cultural integrity – is being cut to meet a $1 million cut in its budget.
This year, generalist talk programs, traditionally a feature of local radio, took the place of specialist programming in some time slots. Now, highly skilled ABC program makers are about to be made redundant. Continue reading
Jobs, programs set to go as Radio National chases $1m
Crikey media journalist
ABC Radio National staffers are bracing for job losses and program cuts as the highbrow station seeks to make $1 million in savings over the next year.
Details of the long-awaited overhaul — known as the Production Sustainability Project (PSP) — will be released tomorrow alongside a draft schedule of programs for 2013.
While the final PSP recommendations are a closely guarded secret, a senior Radio National source told Crikey this morning that voluntary redundancies are expected and around five programs are set to go. The drama unit — which produces Airplay, a weekly hour-long program of radio plays — is expected to be among the hardest hit. Continue reading