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Nine community stations awarded

Ofcom today announces the award of a further nine new community radio licences, bringing the total number of community radio licences awarded to date to 93. Community radio is a new sector of radio…

Community Media Election Specials

The Community Media Association have launched a new initiative to support Community Radio, TV and Internet groups to promote voter participation in the local elections on 4 May. Titled ?Your Community…

Ofcom explain recent awards

On 9th February, Ofcom's RLC awarded 21 community radio licences to groups around the country. Today, in line with regular procedure they explain why they made the awards they did. All community radio…

Asian Star Radio wins licence

Ofcom announced the award of the radio licence to Asian Star Community Radio for Slough, Windsor and Maidenhead earlier this month. The radio station is actively planning and preparing for its launch…

Bexley’s new FM radio station

Bexley's newest radio station, TGR Sound (Thames Gateway Radio Sound) has just been awarded a five-year licence to transmit in the borough on the FM dial. The long awaited announcement finally came…

Great news for Phoenix FM

Brentwood is to get its own radio station following the recent announcement that Phoenix FM's application for a full-time community licence has been successful. Phoenix FM is celebrating the news from…

Voice of Africa to launch on FM

Voice of Africa Radio, a Newham-based Pan-African radio station has been awarded a 5 years permanent Radio Licence in London. The Community and the team has been waiting anxiously since November 2004,…

Ofcom awards 21 new stations

Ofcom today announces the award of a further 21 new community radio licences, bringing the total number of community radio licences awarded to date to 84. Ofcom has sought to overcome the shortage of…

Resonance celebrate new licence

?We are thrilled to receive this licence award and we will continue to dedicate ourselves to bold and innovative broadcasting over the course of the next five years,? said the Resonance team. ?The…

Ofcom explains Forest FM award

Forest FM won a community radio licence from Ofcom on 5th January 2006 and today they announce the reason behind the award. The RLC explained that Forest FM put forward a comprehensive application…

Community licence for Forest

Ofcom today announces the award of a new community radio licence, bringing the total number of community radio licences awarded to date to 63. Forest FM, in Verwood near Bournemouth applied for a…

Ofcom explains Community awards

Ofcom today explain why they awarded seven community radio stations recently, and decided not to award 32 others. The seven awards made on December 12th were: West Hull Community Radio (West Hull),…

Seven Community Radio Awards

Ofcom today announces the award of seven new community radio licences. This brings the total number of community radio licences awarded to date to 62. Community radio is a new sector of radio being…

Unity101 commences broadcasting

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…

Ribble Valley Radio goes live

Clitheroe and the Ribble Valley in Lancashire are tuning into their new community radio station from today. Ribble Valley Radio, operating on a 28-day RSL licence is the result of almost 12 months of…

Ofcom explain community awards

Ofcom's Radio Licensing Committee made decisions relating to a total of ten applications for community radio licences at its meeting on 7th November 2005. Seven community radio licences were awarded…

Canterbury Student Radio goes live

Canterbury Student Radio (CSR FM) will be on air from 14th November across Canterbury on 106.5FM until Sunday November 20th. (more…)

Another boost for Community Radio

Ofcom today announces the award of seven new community radio licences. This brings the total number of community radio licences awarded to date to 55. Community radio is a new sector of radio being…

Community Panel for Ofcom

Ofcom have announced the membership of its Community Radio Fund Panel. The Panel has been set up under the Communications Act 2003 to manage and administer the new Community Radio Fund. The…

GTFM hires Mann for the job

Pontypridd?s GTFM, Wales's first full-time community station, has commissioned Swansea based radio consultant Terry Mann of Playlist and Radio Services to review its music content, as part of a…