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Mediawatch: RNZ changing its tune for music

11/02/2020

Mediawatch 09 Feb 2020

2020 is election year and we are in a digital age, but to me this change by RNZ smacks of a move to garner government money and makes no rational sense when the target market relies on mobile devices not on a state radio station.

Something about this smells . Why is this happening now?

RNZ’s planning a new music brand based in Auckland to hook younger people. But RNZ Concert will make way for it on FM and be reduced to an automated service with no human hosts. That has sparked a backlash from Concert’s fans – and a confusing response from the government. Mediawatch asks the broadcasting minister and RNZ’s top brass about the new music planMORE AT LINK

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