Final broadcast Tuesday

The last independently-owned community radio station in Alexandra is going off air, and The Breeze is set to take over its frequency.

Blue Skies FM will have its final broadcast on Tuesday and become RadioWorks' easy-listening radio station The Breeze from Wednesday.

RadioWorks already owns the station's frequency, 96.7FM, and has been sub-leasing it to Blue Skies.

Six staff have been made redundant, although some are in the process of negotiating with RadioWorks about staying on at The Breeze. A sales representative from Blue Skies has already been employed by RadioWorks.

RadioWorks general manager Fred Thaisen said Blue Skies had approached RadioWorks wanting to get out of the market. Its lease was not due to expire until 2011.


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