Radar Radio Suspends Broadcast Following Mass Exodus and Sexual Harassment Allegations

The London-based station has gone on indefinite hiatus.

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Radar Radio has indefinitely suspended its broadcast following several allegations of sexual harassment levelled at the platform, which led to a mass exodus of DJ’s. The East-London based station, founded by Ollie Ashley — Sports Direct Billionaire Mike Ashley’s Son — first had these allegations said by Pxssy Palace. The DJ collective left Radar after giving a statement stating the multiple reasons why the platform let down women, LGBTQI+ and POC.

At the time Radar responded to the allegation with its own statement, saying the following. “We were very concerned and disappointed to see the statement from Pxssy Palace suggesting that we are getting some important aspects wrong. We don’t agree with all the opinions in that statement but like most organisations we know we are capable of making mistakes and have to be vigilant to maintain standards. We have taken immediate action to review and assess any shortcomings with the input of all Radar staff, especially those who are female, LGBTQI+ and POC.”

Since then, further allegations have arisen in a blog post by a former employee, which spoke about how the company’s HR company is intertwined with Sports Direct’s and how allegations of sexual harassment were swept under the rug. The blog post has led to the majority of its DJ’s leaving the platform. On April 16 Radar Radio announced its suspension in a tweet. “We have made the decision to suspend broadcasting until we are in a position to address the recent commentary around aspects of the station.”

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