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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.”

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