The radio station set up by the Halifax has been shut down by broadcasting watchdog Ofcom. Halifax FM was manned by bank workers in their spare time, enabling the bank to broadcast directly to customers on a 30-second basis most nights. However, as it had no radio licence or Restricted Service Licence, Ofcom deemed it a pirate station.
‘Their biggest mistake was showing millions of people their station on an almost nightly basis’, said Ofcom director Donald Maxwell. ‘If they’d have kept a low profile, like the one adopted by the BBC’s 6 Music, they might have got away with it. And no, it’s not because the ad annoyed the living fuck out of people. Steve Wright’s still on the air, isn’t he?’