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.

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Richard K.
29 Sep 2018 - 1:00 am

A simpler solution would have been to offer Darryn Lyons his own show.


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