A TAUNTON community radio station which was due to close at the end of this month has been SAVED.

Apple FM will continue to broadcast, it has been revealed, after a new board of directors was appointed and volunteers found to take on vital roles during a 'crisis meeting' on Sunday (March 17).

A spokesman for the station said: “Things have been moving very quickly since we announced our closure.

"This was not a publicity stunt and we truly believed there was no way forward when we planned to close.

"Since then we have been inundated with people wanting to help, including former staff, which has been very touching.

"Going forward we still have some mountains to climb to remain on air, but with our new injection of help and support our future looks more promising.

"We would also like to thank our listeners for the many messages of support, it has been extremely humbling to see how many people consider us an important part of the Taunton community.”