Pulse FM to remain on air following legal proceedings
Geelong community radio station 94.7 The Pulse will remain on air after resolving a legal dispute with former Mayor and paparazzi king Darryn Lyons.
The station and presenter Greg McHenry were sued for defamation in the Supreme Court of Victoria over on-air comments made last year. Nightclubs owned by Lyons had been referred to as ‘drug dens’.
Mr Lyons received an apology on-air and in writing with the station expressing regret at having defamed him by ‘unfairly branding his establishments’.
In a joint statement yesterday, both parties announced the matter had been resolved and each are ‘moving forward’ in a positive direction.
The Pulse 94.7 FM broadcasts 76 programs with seven in other languages. It had feared the defamation action would see it shut down.
There had been talk of a special fundraiser to stay on air, but the station now says it won’t be closing down.