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ABC Radio Programs axed amid Radio National reshuffle

has announced several programs will be axed as part of major changes to its 2009 schedule. Among those listed to go are the Religion Report, Media Report, Sports Factor, The Ark, Perspective and In Conversation. The shows will be variously replaced by a program that looks at the history of events, another that will focus on current world trends of globalisation, communication technologies and the shifting cultural, social, political and economic responses. Another replacement program will feature Julie Rigg’s film, culture reviews, and interviews. This will replace Sports Factor on Fridays. manager Dr Jane Connors says current programs Radio Eye and Street Stories will also finish later next year, but she says the changes allow to “convert a small number of positions into roles with a stronger online and digital focus”. “Decisions to wind up programs are never easy as all of the network’s shows are made with passion and care and each have their devoted following,” Dr Connors said. “The move of resources and staff and without job losses into the development of new content offered in new ways, including online, means ABC can respond to its hugely successful digital growth and shift in audience trends, especially amongst younger audiences.”

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