SCOOP: Lisa Ashcroft departs 2TM/OneFM Tamworth amid allegations of workplace bullying
Lisa Ashcroft is no longer the general manager at 2TM/Onefm Tamworth.
Radio Today understands Ashcroft’s employment ended abruptly last Monday, May 28.
Long-serving business manager David Perkins also departed the station.
Gavin Flanagan has replaced Ashcroft. He previously held the position from 2005 to 2011.
When contacted by Radio Today, a spokesperson for 2TM/OneFM confirmed that Flanagan has replaced Ashcroft and is now serving as GM, but was unable to comment further.
Ashcroft posted the following statement on Facebook.
I would like to inform everyone that as of yesterday I am no longer General Manager of onefm and 1287 2TM.22 years of…
Multiple sources who previously worked at the station told Radio Today that they’d observed a culture of workplace bullying over a number of years.
“[Ashcroft] fired so many people over the years that she kept a little black book of her firing conquests,” one source said.
“[Management] would sit around and joke about how many people have gone through the station since [Ashcroft] had taken over as manager,” said another source.
Radio Today understands that in the vicinity of 25-50 people lost their jobs during Ashcroft’s tenure.
“Every day her focus would change from person to person,” a source claimed.
Radio Today reached out to Ashcroft for comment.
Radio Today also spoke with Flanagan, who confirmed that he has returned to the station as GM.