GBC should stick to programme schedules
Stabroek News
March 1, 2002

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Dear Editor,

The local radio station seems to have little idea of the importance of programme schedules or of arranging programmes. Of late, regular programmes which were broadcast at certain specific times, now keep changing willy nilly.

For example, on Sundays, for several years, Ms Pieters' classical music programme came over at 09:30pm. Nowadays, the times keep changing without any adequate prior notice. Last Sunday, for instance, it was replaced by a ministerial interview. And the same kind of tomfoolery happens with focus on faith and other programmes.

The managers and operators of the broadcasting station could begin to learn the trade by following how BBC arranges its programmes and stick to their programme schedules over long periods. Information of any changes is given well in advance.

Amateurs should not be allowed to run or operate such an important asset as a broadcasting station.

Yours faithfully,

B. Ramlall