Upside down: New Zealand restores classical music on radiomain
It was a madcap idea to scrap live programming and replace it with robots, and the prime minister weighed in with her distaste.
Now, Radio New Zealand has overturned its crackpot scheme.
Chief executive Paul Thompson said he has met with staff in the music department this afternoon to withdraw the proposal.
He said things have changed with the government now indicating it would support the youth music service.
Mr Thompson said, over the next month, RNZ will develop a new strategy for Concert aimed at improving its audience.
And it will also work with the government on the new service for young people.
The proposal and its timing ‘frustrated’ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and she said a plan would be drawn up to keep Concert running…