Hayes FM looking for new leadership?

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Hayes FM comes under scrutiny by volunteers
Hayes FM comes under scrutiny by volunteers

Community radio station, Hayes FM is coming under increasing pressure to focus on its management and look for new leadership.

The station is run by a board, which is headed by Hayes and Harlington MP John McDonnell but it has come under intense scrutiny amid allegations of poor working conditions and lack of training opportunities.

The Uxbridge Gazette reports that volunteers are demanding the return of Sutish Sharma, its founder and former manager who departed last October. He left to concentrate on other projects.

Talking to the paper, he said, ���I have been saddened to hear what has happened to Hayes FM. I have an emotional attachment to it going back 10 years. I put together the proposal because the volunteers came to me and asked for my help, and I have a duty to stand with them.

���The best solution for Hayes FM right now is for the organisation to be placed in the trust of media and radio people who have the experience.�۝

The Gazette first reported on the ill-feeling at Hayes FM in March, with dissenting volunteers gunning for management and preparing a petition urging members to step down.

There is a dedicated team of about 30 presenters. Hayes FM went on air in 2007 after gaining a five-year local radio licence, and this was renewed last year.

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