Museum Defies Public Service Authority
The Swedish public service authority for radio and tv communication is demanding the obligatory television fee from the local museum in Målilla for a vintage 1954 TV set that has been out of commission for decades. Museum director Roland Johnsson told the local daily Oskarshamns-Tidningen that he was informed by the authority that since there was a TV set he would have to pay the fee, regardless of its condition. ’But I will never pay,’ Johnsson told the newspaper. ’Let them send the bailiff.’ The yearly Swedish fee for receiving radio and TV programs is 260 dollars.