FURIOUS residents in a Barrhead street were objecting to plans to build a 40-feet-high radio mast on their doorstep this week in 2008.

Tenants living in Fern Drive claimed that Pulse FM would cause disruption to their quiet street if the plans got the go-ahead.

They lodged objections as bosses of the station hoped the planning application would get the green light.

Pulse had won a five-year license to operate a full-time community-based radio station covering East Renfrewshire from Barrhead.

Previously, the station was based at the Log-in cafe, in the town’s Main Street, but was now set to move to a former school building.

The planned switch proved unpopular with some residents, however, as they asked council chiefs to veto the move.

Raymond Weir, chairperson of Pulse FM, addressed council bosses to state the station’s case.

He said at the time: “This is a genuinely exciting development for the people of Barrhead.

“It not only gives students an unparalleled opportunity to experience life at a full-time community station, but it gives Pulse FM the chance to spot, develop and nurture the very best up-and-coming broadcasting talent.

“I think it’s a great thing for East Renfrewshire to have a radio station for the community to be involved in and we can concentrate on the benefits that will bring.

“The radio mast is very thin. It’s really just a lamppost.”