Lancaster radio station to shut

LANCASTER’S community radio station Diversity FM will close at the end of March.

Licence holders Lancaster YMCA have pulled the plug on the station due to lack of funding.

Diversity FM is so-named because of the diversity of its shows and presenters.

The station also gave radio-lovers with no previous experience the opportunity to broadcast their own show.

Long-standing host “Silent” Mark Read said: “It’s kind of been my life for eight years, there’s a lot of sadness.”

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