Smart Is Boring. Let’s Kill It!

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation is considering killing off Radio National, the ABC’s news and culture network, and ABC Radio director Sue Howard has been quoted as calling the intellectually-focused network “boring as batshit.” The proposed elimination of one of the company’s six radio networks comes as the ABC is being forced to cut budget, but there is likely to be stiff opposition to Howard’s desire to kill off what many view as an icon of Australian broadcasting excellence.