Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

Manx Radio makes staff cuts in restructure review

Manx Radio has announced a series of job cuts following a government move to reduce station funding to £850,000.

A Manx Radio spokesman anticipated the move would leave the station's budget £300,000 short "of where it should be".

The island's national broadcaster is funded partly through government subsidy, and partly through other commercial activity.

A spokesman said the staff presentation team would be cut from five to one, and most shows would become freelance-led.

Manx Radio Chairman David North said: "It is hugely disappointing that some of our award-winning team are likely to leave the station at this time and I'm sure this will come as a great disappointment to many listeners.

"However, all listeners should be re-assured that the Manx Radio board will be doing all it can to retain the range and quality of programming that listeners have come to expect and enjoy from the station over recent years."

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