I hope readers took note of Jill Keogh’s letter last week urging them to go to the Friends of the ABC seminar in Bangalow’s A&I Hall this coming Saturday (18th).
Jill wrote of her unhappiness with some aspects of current ABC programming and we all probably have a few gripes with either or both the ABC and SBS that we can enjoy passing on to the local (federal) pollies present.
However the main object of the exercise is to show how much we value the ABC, its quality programs and its independence, which we don’t want compromised as has happened with SBS. The thought of ads on the ABC is too awful to contemplate – their own repetitive self-promotions are bad enough – and we need to keep getting this message through to government and insist that they continue to provide adequate funds to our national broadcaster.
The best way to do this is through ‘bums on seats’ and people can ring north coast convenor Neville Jennings on 0405 244 903 for more details of the event.
Jenny Coman, Bangalow
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