I really fear that Rage may be no more after the current Lib government wields the axe on the ABC under the guise of "economising".
I really hope not but I can't see Abbott and Co classing Rage as important or essential viewing.
You would really hope that it doesn't come to that. I don't think the operating costs of Rage are all that high comparatively as it is just airing product produced by others.
I think a major drain on the ABC finances - apart from having far too many high paid executives - is the running of the 24 hour news channel. To cut rage would barely make a dint.
It would be a sad day if Rage were to be axed as there is little else of that nature around.
Even though Rage really doesn't cost much at all to produce I just fear, due to its timeslot and often "alternative" format, it may be viewed by the conservative powers that be as something that hardly anyone watches anyway so therefore won't be missed much.
How wrong that view would be!!
Yes, a very sad day indeed if Rage becomes a victim of the proposed funding cuts.
(Yes, ABC News 24 is completely unnecessary and a waste of time and deserves to go long before Rage).
Rage is probably one of their cheapest shows, so it wouldn't make sense for them to scrap it to save $. At least I hope not.
Let's hope not,Nathan.
Time will tell....
Oh dear! That would mean no more Countdown, NOOOOOOOOOOO!
rage is the only music program even outside of January that you get to see interesting clips unlike Foxtel!
rage CAN NOT go!!!!!!!!!!
We don't want Abbott to axe Rage from the ABC, we want to keep the show forever and we're going to make a petition to save Rage now!
Is it just me or has rage been s h i t e since January?
Please sign this petition to save Rage from being axed by Tony Abbott, Joe Hockey and Malcolm Turnbull's ABC budget cuts now!:
We want the ABC to keep screening Rage forever so go ahead and sign the petition up.
Yes, comments on facebook are fleeting and random. The messageboard is where the real fans are who post meaningful comments. rage won't get axed. It will most probably be ABC drama. What other music programs are there on the ABC at present?