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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 has come true to unite and benefit our…

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 fundraising efforts by local people.…

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 and the reasons for award in each case…

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 introduced in the UK. It will become the…

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 three-member panel will report to the Ofcom Board…

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 package of assignments that also includes…

Ofcom explain licence awards

Ofcom's Radio Licensing Committee made decisions relating to a total of twenty nine applications for community radio licences at its meeting on 3 October 2005. Eighteen community radio licences were awarded and the reasons for award in each…

New community licence for Tameside

Former Commercial Radio Bosses have been granted a Community Radio Licence to serve the people of Tameside. The successful application sees Kenni James ? the former MD of Forward Media, Simon Walker ? formerly the Station Director of…

More Community Radio Licences

Ofcom has announced the award of eighteen new community radio licences. This brings the total number of community radio licences awarded to date to forty-eight. (more…)

Ten community radio awards

Ofcom today announces the award of ten new community radio licences. Bradford, Halifax, Ardwick, Longsight, Levenshulme and surrounding areas to the south of central Manchester, Wythenshawe, Chorley, Rochdale, Norwich, Aberdeen, Orkney…

The Eye is coming to Melton

Melton and the Vale of Belvoir's own permanent full-time local radio station, The Eye, will hit the airwaves this autumn. Broadcasting regulator Ofcom has announced that TWC fm, who have carried out nine successful short-term trial…

More community radio licences

Following on from the first awarding of a community radio licence in March, and a further four in April, Ofcom today announces the award of fifteen new licences. The areas are Central Southampton, Hedge End, Botley and West End, near…

Community Radio Fund strategy

Ofcom has published its final strategy on the management and administration of the new Community Radio Fund. The Community Radio Fund was established by Government under the Communications Act 2003 to provide financial support to new…

Spotlight on AfanFM communuty licence award

It?s Official ? Neath & Port Talbot now has a new dedicated local radio service in the form of AfanFM ? the UK?s first new Community Radio Service which was awarded a full time FM radio licence on Wednesday. The station was setup in…

Spotlight on Angel Radio community licence award

The UK?s most unique radio station, Angel Radio, which broadcasts to the Borough of Havant has been granted one of the country?s first official Community Radio Licenses. The station has been running on a special project licence, which was…

Spotlight on Cross Rhythms Radio community licence award

After three years as one of the pioneering pilot stations for Community Radio, Cross Rhythms City Radio today received the fantastic news from Ofcom, that they have been awarded a brand new, 5 year licence, to broadcast FM radio across…

Ofcom awards four new community radio licences

Ofcom today announces the award of four new community radio licences. Community radio is a new sector of radio being introduced in the UK. It will become the third tier of radio which will complement the mix of services already provided by…
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