Pulse to cease broadcasting on New Year’s Eve

Troubled community radio station Pulse in Somerset will stop end broadcasting on Saturday 31st December at 3pm.

The Cheddar station gives no particular reason for the decision, other than saying the closure is due to situations beyond their control.

Earlier this year, Arqiva filed a petition to wind up the station, with a proposal to strike the company off the Companies House register. Directors at the station say that issue was resolved.

A spokesperson for Pulse Media Broadcasting Limited said: “Our current team of volunteers have worked tirelessly to keep Pulse a not-for-profit community radio station on air. Unfortunately, due to reasons beyond our control, we will cease broadcasting via 104.4 FM on Saturday 31st December at 15:00 hours. This was not a decision the current board of directors have taken lightly, and Ofcom have been very understanding while the board of directors tried to sort numerous irregularities out.

“After seeking advice from our solicitor and accountant it was decided this was the most appropriate course of action left to the company.

“On behalf of all the volunteers that participated in Pulse since May 2008, we would like to thank you for listening and letting us be part of your entertainment in and around Somerset.”

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