03 January 2008

Oneword on the verge of closure

This story was initially published under the headline "Bulletin: Oneword, two rumours"
Radio station Oneword (Freeview channel 717) looks certain to close, following the dismissal of its six staff and the suspension of its regular schedule. The station, owned by Channel 4 and UBC Media (both have withdrawn funding), is currently playing a selection of its best programming on a loop and closed its website earlier this week.

04/01/2007 10:00 - Channel 4 have sold their 51% stake in the station back to UBC for the nominal fee of £1. It would appear that the station is only being kept on-air because the search for a suitable replacement on the national DAB multiplex failed.