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Fears RNZ-TVNZ merger could hit student radio

Daniel Dunkley
Mon, 17 May 2021

Fears RNZ-TVNZ merger could hit student radio
95bFM board member Sam Irvine.
Daniel Dunkley
Mon, 17 May 2021
The future of student and community radio could come under threat from a merged RNZ-TVNZ if the enlarged state broadcaster launches a youth radio station, a board member at 95bFM has warned.Sam Irvine, a board executive at the Auckland-based station, said community radio and student broadcasters could take a financial hit if plans for the national broadcaster include a dedicated youth platform.Irvine said New Zealand needs to be careful not to create a "behemoth" that has little oversight or control and believes any post-merger entity...

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