Petition launched against rebranding of King's Lynn radio station KL.FM
A petition has been started urging a rethink on the plan to rebrand the Lynn-based radio station KL.FM and replace it with a national station named Greatest Hits FM.
The petition on Change.org was started by local man Jon Clifton and yesterday was close to reaching its target of 200 signatures.
The Lynn News reported last week that Bauer Media, which has acquired the station along with a slew of other local commercial stations across the country, wants to rebrand them all under the Greatest Hits name.
Bauer said that the move will lead to redundancies at the station, which has been broadcasting to West Norfolk, Dereham and Fenland, since 1992, from its studios in Blackfriars Street.
Presenters include Simon Rowe and in recent years the station has won national acclaim with Sony Awards.
James Gregory signed the petition and said: “Local radio supports many local causes throughout the year and especially at Christmas. They support Festival Too which is one of the largest free outdoor festivals in the UK.”
Teresa Gower said: “We love our local radio station.”