On Thursday 8th December 2005, Unity101 Community Radio began broadcasting under one of the new full time five year Community Radio Licences.
Ram Kalyan ?Kelly? Project and Station Manager ? ?My dream has come true to unite and benefit our multi-cultural diverse city, a city which has gone from me to US.?
The station?s philosophy is ?by the community, for the community and to the community? with an aim to promote and broadcast music and culture of Asian and minority ethnic communities in Southampton.
Over the past two years Unity101 Community Radio has broadcast to over 75000 listeners locally and on-line, attracted more than 7000 telephone calls, emails and texts during one of it?s four RSL?s in that period, trained over 45 volunteers of all ages to broadcast high quality radio programming and developed partnerships with over 50 local private, public and voluntary organisations.
Minister for Department of Culture, Media and Sport, Lord Andrew McIntosh said of the station, ?I can see it, I can feel it and I can hear it. Unity101 will be the best Community Radio.?
Cultural Media Enterprise Limited is an independent locally base voluntary organisation, operating as Unity101 Community Radio.