For those living in the communities and those affected by the job losses, it is a sad day to learn that almost 40 television media employees will be jobless as of next week.
Any sudden redundancies hit an industry hard and it's unfathomable to think of how the loss of wages will affect these individuals and their families.
Reality is that these job losses are also a blow to the community.
Every journalist will tell you that telling stories from around the Riverina community is one of the biggest privileges a reporter can have.
We live in a region full of engaging, interesting and accomplished individuals.
Each journalist that lives in this region has the honour of telling compelling stories on a daily basis and for a company to say that can no longer happen affects more than just the employees who lost their jobs.
Lots of journalists who got their start in print, television or radio in Wagga have fond memories of their careers in the city.
Levels of pride and passion regional journalists work with, the determination to chase the hard stories and brave the weather for a tale is unrivalled.
Just ask any reporter, they take those experiences and memories with them as they forge new careers.
Of course it is hard not to become involved in the communities you report on.
Under any circumstances, to see a news service pulled from four regional areas paints a chilling picture for regional reporting.
Regional news should be more than a money-maker.
News websites and social media has made it easier to source news but the need for journalists, photographers and camera operators has never wavered.
All that can be done now is wonder what comes next.
Let's hope that those out of work find jobs.
It's hard to predict exactly what the outcome for the community will be though.
So many media outlets have come and gone but one thing remains the same.
More consistency and saturation in the media is what is needed.