Highland Radio boss Charlie Collins quits

Highland Radio’s General Manager Charlie Collins has resigned from the station to pursue other career opportunities.

He said the decision to leave was both “difficult and painful.”

A spokesperson for Highland Radio said: “Mr.Collins has made a valuable contribution to the station over its history. We wish to thank him and offer our best wishes to him in the future. An announcement on his replacement will be made soon.”

Charlie has been with the station since its inception in 1990 as part-time Head of Sport before becoming full time manager in 1991.

In 1999 he was appointed to the Board of Directors and remained as director until he resigned from the board in January 2012.

Over the years he’s also served as chairman of the Independent Broadcasters of Ireland, and Independent Network News.

He told the Donegal Democrat: “My decision to resign, has not been an easy one for me to make given the strong relationships I have built up with the staff, our advertisers and the local community.

“A successful radio station, especially a local station, relies on the quality of these relationships, and I have been blessed with the support I have had here in Donegal. I remain motivated by, and committed to the initial challenges that brought me into radio in the first place and will now be considering options and avenues open to me within the broadcast industry,” he said.

He said: “I remain deeply appreciative of the support I have received from so many loyal and dedicated colleagues and supporters.”

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