British radio station shutters after its unpaid presenters quit
Presenters at a local West Yorkshire radio station in England have walked away after being told there isn’t sufficient income to sustain the service.
Until last week, a full lineup of local presenters filled the station’s schedule, including former Pulse 2 Breakfast presenter Chris Johnson.
The station hoped to fill the gap left by the departure of Radio Aire and Pulse 2.
WYR was launched by YO1 Enterprises, which also started other recently launched online ‘postcode’ stations including HG1 RADIO in Harrogate.
In a statement from station presenters, posted by Johnson, the reason for the end of presenter-led programs is due to the lack of revenue required to keep operating.
Johnson said that, regrettably, WYR “will cease broadcasting presenter-led shows” after midnight. However, the station has since shut down completely.
A single post on the station’s website now reads “thanks for the memories”.