"Broadcasting Minister 'Boo Boo' Hobbs is happy to destroy the viability of the private radio stations that young people
currently listen to," says Libertarianz Leader Peter Cresswell, noting "that is the only conclusion I can draw from her
commitment to 100% taxpayer funded radio network targeting this same market."
"Thanks to the previous deregulation of the broadcasting industry, young people throughout New Zealand already have the
choice of several radio stations meeting their needs and tastes. I totally support the campaign by radio station 'The
Edge' against Hobbs proposal for a taxpayer-funded government network to compete with them" says Cresswell. "We don't
need Radio Boo Boo!"
"To the extent it is successful, a taxpayer-funded radio station would take listeners from the current commercial
stations, threatening their viability and ultimately restricting choice to the one, Boo Boo-approved, state radio
station for young people" warned Cresswell. "And to the extent it is not successful, it is a waste of my money!"
"Hobbs claims the station is to promote New Zealand music, but neglects to note that most commercial youth stations
already play very high levels of New Zealand music without taxpayer subsidies, according to what audiences demand."
"Cresswell concluded "I can only presume that the Government wants a propaganda outlet to poison the minds of young
people in the way that National Radio poisons the minds of older folks - with politically correct, state-worshipping
claptrap. We don’t need Boo Boo's station, and it is becoming increasingly apparent we don't need Boo Boo either."
It's enough to make you vote Libertarianz!