Chief executive Paul Thompson said the message was that RNZ needed to slow down the pace of change.
I never listen to state radio on principle, although I recently heard Morning Report “personality” Susie Ferguson interviewing someone on a soundbite posted an another blog somewhere. I thought she was appalling. She appeared to be pushing herself into a manner of broadcasting she was not comfortable with. The manner was offensive, her questions poorly researched and she demonstrated a slow wit. Her political perspective appeared to be entrenched left wing.
I haven’t heard other broadcasters like Guyon Espiner or Wallace Chapman, but I know their political perspectives are also pretty much confined to the left wing of the political spectrum. I’m not surprised people are drifting away. It might as Mr. Thompson says, be the pace of change. I think its the personalities. Times are changing. People don’t want to listen to wall to wall commies anymore.