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Nyck Jeanes stood down as BayFM President

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BayFM have replaced its president Nyck Jeanes, after what Station Manager, Philip Shine, says was confusion around Mr Jeanes’s personal views, and those of the station.

A statement provided to The Echo reads, ‘The BayFM Management Committee requested that Nyck Jeanes stand down as President of BayFM’.

‘Nyck agreed and chose the timing to do this. Nyck also chose to leave the Management Committee altogether.

‘We respect his right to do so. Nyck will continue to present his show North Coast Positive. Nyck has not been censored’.

Former BayFM Vice President, Hudson Birden, is now Acting President.

BayFM Station Manager, Philip Shine, told The Echo, ‘BayFM is an essential community service, particularly in times such as this, providing accurate news and information to our community’.

‘Despite being classified as essential, BayFM has no guaranteed future. We rely on the goodwill and generosity of our community for our ongoing existence.

‘So as BayFM station management, we are charged with fairly representing the whole of the Byron Shire community.

‘In his role as BayFM President, Nyck Jeanes has been effectively the chief representative of the station. However Nyck’s own views – as expressed in his show North Coast Positive – while being part of the diversity we encourage, are not the views of the station generally. This situation was leading to confusion for everyone’.

Mr Jeanes was approached for comment but declined.

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  1. “A president must stayed focused without pushing their views in any club or business . They are there to ensure harmony between everyone in that business or club .”
    Now as everyone will see Nyck still has his spot on Bay FM for pushing his views which is fine but it is not fine when he was the President.

  2. Did Nyck have his own opinion against vaccines? COVID-19(84)? World hunger? Did he push against the collective Left ideas? Will Nyck be sent to re-education camp? This article is like something out of Pravda.

  3. How ridiculous,Nick Jeanes has been a most fabulous Bay FM president and this is nothing short of discrimination against someone who thinks for himself and expressed his views in an intelligent and courageous manner! Who decides the views of the station,is it once again the medical/pharmaceutical lobby that can’t handle any other views than their limited view! I thought the beauty of community radio is the diversity of views by the presenters,instead of muzzling them,but the powers right now seem to want it all their way,with whatever methods needed to silence any critics,how awful! Thanks Nyck for your wonderful work with Bay FM!

  4. Herbert and Gavin get a grip on it- his removal is part of conspiracy- really! Those types of views aren’t in the world of current reality.like the Ivermectin okay, vaccines nodebate? Unproven crap against evidence based decisions. Cures your worms but you still get the virus.

    • I disagree, could we become informed about the use of Ivermectin before dimissing it completely. The WHO is aware of its efficacy and there are hundreds of scientific trails that prove this,infact its being used in Africa and India as it an affordable drug.Why would we use a prophylactic cheap effective drug.If youre talking about unproven than maybe you need to find out whether the current Mrna vaccine has efficacy against the delta strain.


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