As radioinfo reported over a month ago, volunteers at 2ser FM, a Sydney community radio station funded by UTS and Macquarie universities, have reacted forcefully to proposed changes which will abolish some positions and change job roles for most of the full time staff.
Volunteers have focused most of their attention on the proposed abolition of the Talks Producer position, currently held by Mark Robinson and have sent scores of letters to management pleading to keep him on.
When asked by radioinfo a month ago, 2ser General Manager Melanie Withnall responded with a formal statement, saying there has been some incorrect information circulating, and that “2ser is not cutting talks programming and it has not been defunded.”
But according to an article in Mumbrella, Robinson’s position has now been axed, although Withnall has not confirmed it.
What’s more, readers have commented that when they have tried to put a link to the article on the 2ser facebook page, they have been blocked within minutes of posting. However, last time we checked, there was one post on there which asked, “Hey, 2SER, what’s happening with Mark Robinson? Hope you have been able to keep him on, he’s a really important part of 2SER and has been for 20 years.”