Due to budget cuts, ABC Radio National has axed a number of it’s music programs.
It’s a sad day indeed.
As of today, these programs will no longer be aired via the analogue signal broadcast.
The programs include; The Daily Planet, The Inside Sleeve, The Live Set, The Rhythm Divine and Jazztrack.
Without these programs, how will ABC Radio National possibly “reflect the cultural diversity of the Australian community”?
Watching the amazing bassist Marcus Shelby (video below) play Jitterbug Waltz, evokes childhood memories of my Mum playing the same tune on piano many years ago.
My mum, a former jazz piano player, is my greatest inspiration! She is the reason why I chose to be a jazz musician.
As a jazz lover, mum avidly listened to Mal Stanley’s Jazztrack on ABC.
It is sad that my mum and others like her, particularly those in Regional Australia, will not be tuning in any more to Jazztrack on Radio National.
You can help out by signing the petition on Save RN Music.