A new community radio station has been licenced by Ofcom, just months after UKRD closed the commercial radio station for the town. Stroud FM aims to make ‘make radio for the people by the people’ and has today been awarded a five year licence to broadcast.
Community radio is a new tier of radio which complements the mix of services already provided by the BBC and commercial radio sectors. Community radio services cover a small geographical area and are provided on a not-for-profit basis focusing on the delivery of specific social benefits to enrich a particular geographical community or a community of interest.
10radio was also awarded a licence today.