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MediaCorp could close down by October 2015 if 3 artistes continue to quit per month

Posted on 12 January 2015

National broadcaster could be replaced by YouTube channels.


Radio DJ Glenn Ong has quit MediaCorp after 19 years with the company.

His departure follows that of ex-colleague Mark Van Cuylenburg a.k.a. The Flying Dutchman, who quit the company less than two weeks ago.

And this was after TV personality Gurmit Singh’s departure last month.

Experts concluded that the mass exodus of artistes could spell the end of MediaCorp by October 2015, if the national broadcaster continues to have three artistes quit per month.

A professional media watcher who paid attention to who quit television and radio, diagnosed the mindset of those who left as wanting to become a fuller person.

Kwa Dian See, a housewife in her mid-forties, said: “The artistes who quit probably realised that it is time to grow up and radio and TV is just a make-believe world and not a real career that contributes to society.”

“Moreover, they are actual human beings rather than just a personality that is stereotyped and assumed to be someone else by the audience.”

“I guess they just want to be able to be themselves and not have to hold back and self-censor, especially when facing the public on TV or on radio and have to be politically-correct.”

“The ability to express a full range of emotions and go through various experiences is valued by the human species.”


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