Ofcom revokes Voice of Africa Radio's licence
Ofcom revokes Voice of Africa Radio’s licence
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Ofcom revokes Voice of Africa Radio’s licence

East London community radio station VOAR has had its licence revoked for failing to broadcast.

The station was licensed to provide a service for the African community around Newham on 94FM but has not been broadcasting since July 14th last year because it was renegotiating terms with the transmission site owner.

Ofcom has given the station chances to resume broadcasting but on March 4th 2016 decided to revoke VOAR’s BA and WTA licences with immediate effect. The regulator said there was no prospect of VOAR recommencing the broadcast of its service within a reasonable timeframe and that the revocation was in the public interest.

Ofcom noted that VOAR’s failure to remedy the breaches resulted in a failure to serve listeners generally and specifically, in the case of a community radio service, to meet the statutory objective of providing a service to the target audience, which is otherwise underserved by other radio services.

VOAR won a community radio licence in 2006 after many years of operating.

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