Meeting to discuss future of radio station

A MEETING called by disgruntled listeners to discuss their concerns over how they feel a radio station is being run has been postponed.

The new group, led by Hartlepool man Stuart White, had organised a public meeting to discuss the future of Radio Hartlepool, which operates from its base in York Road.

The group is called Hartlepool Wants Its Radio Station To Be For The Community and members were looking for clarification and assurances on a number of Radio Hartlepool's key commitments to regulator Ofcom.

Mr White, 39, who worked at the radio station on the production and administration side for two years, said: "The meeting has been postponed so that we can look at some new information that has come to light regarding the key commitments. We were also disappointed that Radio Hartlepool had declined our invitation for the meeting.

"We are hoping to rearrange the meeting for early February."

Jim Gillespie, a Radio Hartlepool board member, said: "Radio Hartlepool is doing everything properly and above board to satisfy Ofcom requirements."