Nova FM, Radio Newark and Endeavour FM have each been awarded a five year community radio licence by Ofcom today.
Radio Newark will serve residents of Newark on Trent and surrounding villages in Nottinghamshire, whilst Endeavour FM will serve the population of Boston and surrounding areas in south east Lincolnshire.
Nova FM will provide a community radio service for the town of Newport and its surrounding villages. Joint Managing Director Nick Gee told RadioToday: “This has been three years in the making and involved an incredible amount of hard work from everyone at Nova FM. It’s great that Ofcom has recognised this and we can’t wait to get started!”
Dale Talbot, the other Managing Director, adds a thank you to all who have helped to make it possible and is looking forward to the future on FM.
Phil Johnson, Station Director told RadioToday: “To say we’re excited is definitely an understatement. The whole team has worked hard to get to this point and we’re delighted that Ofcom has recognised both the strength of our application and everything we’ve done in our temporary broadcasts and online over the last year.”
At Endeavour FM, Director Dylan Taylor told us: “We’ve been working very hard for the past 6 years and things have just improved year on year. The goal has always been to obtain a full-time FM licence and now we have it is a dream come true.”
Ofcom considered two further applications, but decided not to award a licence to Bewdley Radio in Worcestershire and Cornerstone FM in Shropshire. One other applicant, Elastic FM in North Bolsover District, was rejected due to lack of frequencies.