OUR readers reacted to the news that a veteran of the radio industry who helped co-launch CFM Radio 31 years ago is returning to the studio. 

Darrell Thomas has been brought out of radio retirement to be the managing director of Carlisle's newest radio station, CRFM. 

With an illustrious career in radio both in the UK and abroad, Darrell said he was brought back into the world of broadcasting on the poignant anniversary of his late friend whom he launched CFM with, John Myers. 

Marking a heartfelt touch to the endeavour, the studio is aptly named after John Myers.

Here's how readers reacted.

John Hastings said: "Although I'm a presenter on enjoyradio.co.uk (Saturdays 12noon to 1pm), I wish everyone connected with CRFM good luck and every success for the launch - and I have a feeling there will be more local community stations in Cumbria over the next few years."

Craig Wright said: "Keep the good work up Darrell," while Lin Da added: "Excellent. Lovely tribute to John Myers too."

Lindsey Kerr commented: "Great to have Darrell on the team."

Valerie Irwin also added Darrell's return to radio was 'brilliant'.