Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Radio station Bay FM has had its latest bid for funding from Exmouth Town Council refused.
The station has previously been successful with grant applications, receiving £400 in 2008 and £500 a year for the past three years.
However, members of the town council’s finance committee have now decided the station needs to fend for itself financially.
Councillor Pauline Stott said: “We have been sponsoring [Bay FM] for a long, long time. We never see, usually, any accounts, but seem to go on and on sponsoring it.
“It’s time they stood on their own feet. They came here a couple of years ago with a business plan, and that doesn’t seem to have gone anywhere.”
Exmouth mayor John Humphreys said: “They have a couple of companies advertising on the station, and I think they need to carry on their business and make it a going concern.”