Breakfast DJ’s sacking makes waves at island radio station

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It culminated in an on-air bust-up, the sacking of its high-profile breakfast presenter and the resignation of 16 volunteers.

The community radio station had been designed to give residents of Bute some home-grown entertainment and a sounding board for the issues that affected them the most.

However, a year after it hit the airwaves from a studio in Rothesay, it is Bute FM itself that has become the talk of the town.

Matters came to a head when co-director and popular morning show presenter Michael Blair, 66, was abruptly sacked from his show by station manager and co-director Iain Donald, 30.