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Belfast station Féile FM closes

A community radio station in Belfast has shut down due to lack of funds to keep it on the air.

Féile FM closed at 4pm on Friday after plans to rescue the station failed. It's one of a number of stations which have closed in recent times due to financial troubles.

Danny Morrison, chairperson of the management committee of Féile FM, confirmed to UTV that the station had run out of funds: "For some time we have been heavily subsidising the station but now have reached a stage where the overhead costs are unsustainable" he said.

"We would like to thank all those staff and volunteers who worked on the station in many capacities and without whose efforts the station would never have been able to transmit on a full-time basis for over three years."

The station has been on-air full time since 2007.

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