Radio regulator Ofcom is to open up the application process for community radio applications in some of the areas where expressions of interest have been received.
Stations in all areas are eligible to apply but coverage improvements or extensions are unlikely to be possible in every location.
Bay FM in East Devon has changed its name to Exmouth Air after five years of broadcasting on 106.4 MHz FM.
Two community stations, Beyond Radio and First FM, have been found in breach for airing songs containing swearing.
Community station Bolton FM in Greater Manchester and North East hospital station Radio Tyneside have been announced as recipients of the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service.
Ofcom has handed out two new community radio licences - to Radio MAC in Bradford and Rush FM in Farnborough.
Entries are now open for the third UK Community Radio Awards which will takes place in September.
Ofcom has put Big City Radio on notice and found it in breach of its licence for not providing enough locally-produced content.
A new online radio station, Heath Sound Vault, has launched this week as a result of a merger of two local audio providers.
Leeds based Fever FM has had a request to change its key commitments approved by Ofcom following a public consultation.
Ofcom has today announced the award of eight new community radio licences in England and Scotland.
Local radio returned to Andover town centre this week as The Troggs' lead guitarist Chris Britton launched Andover Radio.
The Community Radio Awards are to return for a third year, celebrating the best of the community radio sector.
Graham Coley, the founder and manager of Takeover Radio in Nottinghamshire, has died after a battle with cancer.
Eight new community radio licences in England, Northern Ireland and Scotland have been awarded by Ofcom.
Ofcom is to monitor Beyond Radio in Lancaster after it failed to deliver on its Key Commitments for the second time in six months.
Raaj FM has been found in breach of the Broadcasting Code for transmitting offensive language during a song.
Radio Dawn has been fined £2,000 for breaching its community radio licence, after saying violent acts committed against non-Muslim people would bring honour to Islam.
The city of York will get two new community radio stations, as Ofcom awards licences to Jorvik FM and YO1 Radio.
Rhubarb Radio is now covering match day live commentary of this season’s home and away games on UK soil for Wakefield Trinity.
Presenters at Wirral Radio have locked themselves in the studio to draw attention to their plea for help to revive the station.
Ofcom has found Guildford’s Kane FM in breach of the Code over potentially highly offensive comments made during one of its shows.
Wirral Radio has launched a Crowdfunding page after listener reaction to the closure of the station.
Dom Chambers has posted a new edition of the RadioToday Third Sector podcast to celebrate UNESCO's World Radio Day.
RadioReverb has announced that this year’s Reverbathon will take place on 3 March 2018.
Merseyside station Wirral Radio has surprised listeners and the industry by announcing its immediate closure.
A brother and sister are celebrating a year of hosting their own radio programme on Lancaster's community youth station Beyond Radio.
A joke about missing children which went wrong has caused Tameside Radio to be put in breach of its Ofcom licence.
A new radio station playing the sounds of Dartmoor National Park has been given a licence by Ofcom.
Ofcom has today announced the award of six new community radio licences in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.
Established community radio station Cannock Chase Radio FM will launch its FM service at the end of March.
Wolverhampton community radio station 101.8 WCR FM is to broadcast an hour programme in memory of the late broadcaster Ed Doolan.
Former BBC Radio Cambridgeshire presenter Richard Spendlove has joined community station Zack FM.
Former Rock FM, Magic, Century and The Bee presenter Rob Charles is taking over the evening show on Preston community station City Beat.
Seven new community radio groups have been given licences to broadcast, including five in the North West of England.
Chester’s community radio station celebrates 10th birthday with 24-hour charity broadcast.
Radio Newquay will focus on surfing when it launches on FM after winning a five-year community radio licence from Ofcom.
Ofcom has received 44 applications to operate new community radio stations in areas which overlap with existing services.
Ofcom has awarded nine more community radio licences - to groups in Staffordshire, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Dorset, Cornwall and south Wales.
Community radio station TCR FM in Tamworth did not close over the weekend as previously announced.
Tamworth community radio station TCR FM is to cease broadcasting after nearly eight years on the air.
The second annual Community Radio Awards were held on Saturday evening with Wycombe Sound 106.6 FM named Station of The Year 2017.
The Community Radio Awards takes place this Saturday in Bristol, hosted by last year’s Station of the Year winner, Ujima Radio and broadcast live on inRadio.
YO1 Radio started at 7am on Tuesday 12th September, aimed at people in York and the North Yorkshire area.
Preston's community radio station CityBeat 103.2 has been found in breach of its licence for a comment made about transgender people.
Awaaz FM station manager and presenter Rozi Sakhi Mughal has died just days after getting married.
See the full shortlists for this year's Community Radio Awards, being held in Bristol on 23rd September.
The UK's longest running annual RSL at Blackburn Rovers Football Club has ceased broadcasting this season.
Community radio station Erewash Sound has organised a variety show to help raise funds for a new studio and to support a local hospice.
Radio Dawn, a community radio station broadcasting to the Muslim community in Nottingham, has been found in breach of its licence for the broadcast of a Nasheed.