Directors at The Hub 106 have decided that the radio station is no longer viable and will be closing it down after 18 months.
The Truro based service will cease transmissions on Sunday 24th April at 6pm, saying its due to a number of key management vacancies and on-going financial difficulties.
Launched in the summer of 2014, transmitting on 106.1FM and 106.4FM, The Hub set out to inform and connect rural and isolated communities across mid Cornwall. With a coverage population of more than 160,000 people, the station had the largest FM transmission area of any community station in the UK.
Station Manager Pete Appleyard said “It was a difficult journey getting to the point of being on-air back in 2014, but since then we’ve become a central part of the community and established a large and loyal listener base. Whilst the team and I are saddened by the news, we’re determined to make the next few weeks all about celebrating our achievements.
“I’d like to say a massive thank you to our listeners, all the volunteers at The Hub who go the extra mile and in particular the volunteer management team. The 24th April will be a sad day, but I’m excited to show how much we achieved over the past few years.”