The future of radio service


I AM moved as a former broadcaster of the National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) to hear about the current status of the organisation.
I wish to call on Government to seriously look into the future of this national institution.
The level and standard of the NBC is declining.
The Government must bear in mind that it owns two radio stations: NBC 90.7FM and Kalang 100.1FM.
It also owns two TV stations: Kundu 2 TV and EMTV.
The Government should apply corrective measures to safeguard the NBC as an icon of this country.
NBC must be prepared and positioned to be competitive in the media industry. That is if the government wants to retain it or benefit fully out of it.
The performance of the current managing-director, his management team and the chairman of the board must be assessed.
This is to determine their level of input in progressing the reform programmes under the NBC Corporate Plan.

John Kewala
Wonga Ghost