The Icelandic English-language radio station Radio Iceland, which was launched in mid-February, has closed.
The radio’s manager, Adolf Ingi Erlingsson, said that the station was losing too much money and that it was therefore no longer viable to continue operations. Adolf had primarily financed the station with his own funds. “I could no longer justify to myself and my family to continue,” he said. “Of course this is a real shame but it costs money to operate media. You have to pay people’s salaries and I have been doing that from my own pocket. I can’t do it any longer.”
He has however stressed that the company is not bankrupt, Vísir reports.
The station broadcast news about Iceland, weather updates, information on road conditions and Icelandic music, along with interviews with noteworthy people and stories about Iceland. The station focused on visitors but also listeners abroad who are interested in Iceland.
Adolf Ingi previously worked as a sports reporter for national broadcaster RÚV.