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Communications Ministry to hold hearing on shutting Army Radio

A soldier-reporters for Israel's Army Radio, November 11, 2019. (Moshe Shai/FLASH90)
A soldier-reporters for Israel's Army Radio, November 11, 2019. (Moshe Shai/FLASH90)

The Communications Ministry is planning to hold a hearing next week to discuss the possibility of shutting down Army Radio.

Communications Minister Yoaz Hendel says he is holding the discussion after requests from workers at the radio station. He says he is exploring ways to turn the station into a commercial radio network or a part of the Kan public broadcaster.

Earlier this month, Defense Minister Benny Gantz said, “I don’t think there is any way to operate Army Radio in its current form, largely due to the political angle.”

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