Geelongs, 94.7 The Pulse and former mayor, Darren Lyons have settled after months of speculation and threats of law suits.
The former mayor began defamation action against the station following comments made on air.
Station Manager, Leo Renkin, said at the time that such an action could close the station.
The announcer at the centre of the dispute, Greg Henry, admitted he had “gone too far” and along with the station issued an immediate apology.
In a joint statement published on the radio station’s web site the parties said:
“Recently, 94.7 The Pulse and a presenter were sued by businessman and former mayor Darryn Lyons in the Victorian Supreme Court for having defamed Mr Lyons.
It is the claim that has been the subject of media reports over the last month.
Apologies on air and in writing were provided to Mr Lyons last year. The defendants expressed their regret at having defamed My Lyons by unfairly branding his establishments ‘drug dens’.
It is regrettable that this matter was not resolved earlier, but after further discussions over the last few weeks, the matter has now been resolved on mutually acceptable terms.
Mr Lyons has said that he is very pleased to have been able to find common ground with Diversitat so that each could now move forward in a positive direction.
94.7 The Pulse is an important part of the Geelong community. Contrary to some media reports, the radio station will not be closing.”