Lifeline for Laser’s Quaywest
Quaywest, owned by troubled Laser Broadcasting, could be back in the hands of an original owner if a deal between Laser and Bridgwater Broadcasting Services Ltd goes ahead.
Just last month the stations faced eviction from lack of rent payment, and today owners Laser Broadcasting are appearing in the High Court in Leeds facing a winding-up order.
Dave Englefield is one of the founders of the Bridgewater station, and is now in talks on behalf of his company, Bridgwater Broadcasting Services Ltd about buying the two Quaywest-branded stations. His is currently running the stations whilst administrators wind up Laser Broadcasting's affairs.
BBS director Englefield told the Mercury newspaper: "We are thrilled and delighted to be able to bring the stations back into local hands. The radio stations are extremely important to the people of Sedgemoor and West Somerset, and an integral part of the community.
“We have an important role to play for our listeners and the local businesses, who have shown us a huge amount of support and loyalty, which, in turn, gives us a fantastic platform to build on."
Meanwhile, the Swindon Advertiser is [link=http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/3750363.Plug_pulled_on_local_radio_presenters/]reporting[/link] that five Brunel FM presenters have been sacked from the station, also owned by Laser Broadcasting.
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