Heart to take control of East Coast

Heart Media, owned by Seán Ashmore, will buy a majority stake in Wicklow station East Coast FM at an EGM today. Heart is set to buy out a number of investors, including Communicorp’s 27% share. This will give Ashmore, a director with the station, around 75% control of East Coast, which also holds shares in Dublin’s Country Mix 106.8FM and Kildare’s KFM.