Sadness as radio station shuts

LANCASTER’S community radio station –Diversity FM – has become the latest victim of the recession.

The station’s final broadcast will be on March 31. Licence holder, Lancaster YMCA, pulled the plug due to lack of funding.

Diversity FM, based in the YMCA building near Lancaster bus station, was costing £6,500 per month to keep on the air.

But the economic climate caused vital grants to dry up. “We’d put a plan together to try to keep it going but it’s been harder and harder to get funding,” said Duncan Moore, station manager.

“Unless a rich benefactor comes forward, it’s sadly the end.”

See The Visitor (21-02-12) for full story.