HIGHLAND Radio has dropped its bid to ditch the charity Rehab from its radio bingo slot.
The north Donegal radio station had applied to the Letterkenny District Court for a bingo license, with the station keeping €52,000-a-year “running costs” and giving the rest to the Donegal Hospice.
Judge Paul Kelly had asked radio station director Hazel Russell at a previous hearing to provide a break-down of its proposed figures, telling her that no more than 40 per cent of cash generated could be spent on administration.
Ms Russell told the court that the station would charge €25 every time bingo numbers were read out, and this happened eight times per day. This would amount to €1,000 per week – or €52,000 per annum – as bingo was played five times per week.
But this week Ms Russell returned to the same court.
When the case was called, she told Judge Kelly: “We’d like to withdraw that application.”
Ms Russell did not give an explanation for Highland’s decision to stay with Rehab.