Seven directors resign from Chorley FM
Posted by
Seven directors resign from Chorley FM

Seven board members at Lancashire community radio station Chorley FM have resigned from their positions at the station.

Four of them were also presenters there, with the row reportedly over in-fighting over the way the station was being run.

Shaun Lewis, a former director and presenter, left last week after more than five years at Chorley FM. He told the Chorley Guardian: “As a board member you make decisions, but some people had their own agenda. “It was in turmoil. It was just squabbles. Normally I would keep quiet but I am just so angry about it all. In terms of the schedule, it has affected that. Four of the seven who left were presenters. The station is in a vulnerable position. It’s definitely in a fragile state.”

He added: “Over the last the last seven months Chorley FM has gone from strength to strength. We are attracting more advertising revenue which pays the bills and keeps us existing. Our listenership had increased and I was working on a project which would attract more local businesses. It takes a whole team to run a radio station and it is a real pity they have lost another volunteer who was more than happy to help (the station) develop.”

A spokesman for Chorley FM told the paper: “A number of Chorley FM directors resigned last week, but the remaining directors and all other volunteers are feeling positive and committed to continuing to run a community radio station that Chorley can be proud of. We thank the departed directors for their hard work and contributions.”

Hear more radio industry news like this at the top of the hour on inRadio - the radio industry's very own radio station. Listen now in a new window whilst you continue reading RadioToday or press play below.

0 8 1401 03 May, 2012 Community Radio News 4:38 pm 20125 Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

Leave a Reply

Looking for something else?


Subscribe to our emails to stay informed about the latest radio news and products delivered straight to your inbox.

Related Posts

WorldDAB General Assembly 2016 - November 9, 2016 at 10:00 am ()
Student Radio Awards - November 10, 2016 at 6:00 pm (The O₂ 10 Entertainment Avenue, London, SE10 0DY, England)
BBC Gillard Awards - November 10, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Newcastle)
Audio Production Awards - November 23, 2016 at 6:00 pm (BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, London)
Radio TechCon 2016 - November 28, 2016 at 10:00 am (The Arts Theatre, 6-7 Great Newport St, London WC2H 7JB)
Salon de la Radio - January 29, 2017 at 10:00 am (Paris)
Salon de la Radio - January 30, 2017 at 10:00 am (Paris)
Salon de la Radio - January 31, 2017 at 10:00 am (Paris)
More events