Local Programming Takes a Hit as Rogers Cuts Positions
In a move criticized by some, Rogers TV has cut 2 full-time and 2 part-time positions in the Province. Two jobs that are full time have been cut in St. John's and Corner Brook, the part time positions are in Gander and St. John's.
Rogers says that the changes will not affect programming. The company also said that there will be an increase in local programming in some markets.
Until these cuts, local talk shows focused on community events air in St. John's (Out of the Fog), Gander (Skyways) and Grand Falls-Windsor (Exploits Central) and Corner Brook (Corner Brook Cafe). It is not yet clear what happened to these flagship shows.
Rogers TV serves over 2.3 million cable subscribers across Canada. Programming on the channels is produced with the assistance of volunteers and community partners and associations, who assist, with the production and content of these programs.