Wednesday, September 12, 2007

[The Chosun Ilbo, September 11 2007] Where KBS Should Get its Subscription Fees

Despite opposition, the board at KBS bypassed a vote in deciding on a 60 percent hike in the monthly subscription fee it charges the public, from W2,500 to W4,000 (US$1=W939).
According to minutes of the meeting made public by Grand National Party lawmaker Park Chan-sook, one KBS board member opposed the fee hike saying that the public broadcaster’s top priority should be addressing the issue of fairness, while its next priority should be dealing with its reckless spending. The board member cited the fact that many KBS viewers were opposed to paying even the existing subscription fee. Two other board members pointed out that the existing management at KBS, including its president, should have kept their wages frozen.

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