Should the SRG head decide to move the Bern Radio Studio to Zurich in mid-September, the headwind from Bern could intensify. The regional SRG cooperative Bern Freiburg Wallis would consider launching a competition program with information broadcasts from Bern. This was explained by Léander Jaggi, president of the cooperative, the "SonntagsZeitung".
SRG Bern owns a radio studio
The board of the SRG Bern Freiburg Wallis has formed a taskforce that discusses various models. On Friday, he had already been thinking aloud about withdrawing from the national SRG in a withdrawal of the Bern radio studio. The threat with his own channel would go a step further.
According to the "SonntagsZeitung", the regional cooperative also dares to confront the national headquarters because it owns the Bern Radio Studio. It is therefore not dependent on fee money, and it has the necessary infrastructure for its own channel.
Moreover, the cooperative would probably expect some radio workers who would have to move to stay in Bern. According to the "SonntagsZeitung" ("SonntagsZeitung") the idea of having your own station is also discussed by the staff of Radio Studio Bern.
The solidarity gesture of Neuhaus
The Bernese government president Christoph Neuhaus (SVP) confirmed at the request of this newspaper that he would be photographed on the plan of his own Bern station. The cantonal government has not yet been able to discuss the spin-off plans of SRG Bern Freiburg Wallis. According to Neuhaus, a station in Bern could hardly count on financial support, but with the support of the canton.
"We continue to hope that our arguments are effective and that the SRG leadership comes to the forefront," says the district chairman. According to the "SonntagsZeitung", however, the SRG Board of Directors decided in a first discussion with 7 to 2 votes to move. In this case, Neuhaus would feel connected in the future "with the regional cooperative and not with the national SRG". (Berner newspaper)
Created: 03.09.2018, 06:28 clock