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Ofcom awards six licences

Community Radio took another step forward today with the awarding of six more licences for community groups. The new stations, which are all given a licence for five years are located in Gwent, Swansea, Devon, Somerset and two in Cornwall.

The stations in full are:

BRfm (Brynmawr, Blaenau Gwent). BRfm will provide a local and inclusive radio service for the residents of Brynmawr and surrounding areas of Blaenau Gwent.

Radio Tircoed (Tircoed Forest Village, Swansea). Radio Tircoed aims to enhance the experience of community living by offering broadcasting opportunities for all sectors of the local community.

Soundart Radio (Dartington and Totnes). Soundart Radio is an arts-based radio project. Its programming will feature input from individuals and organisations in the locality as well as from students at Dartington College of Arts.

Somer Valley FM (Midsomer Norton and Radstock). Somer Valley FM aims to create a vibrant and exciting, socially inclusive, training-orientated radio service. It will serve the communities of Midsomer Norton, Radstock and surrounding areas.

A39 Radio (Falmouth and Penryn). A39 Radio is a broadcasting partnership designed to establish a voice, and a forum, for the Falmouth-Penryn community and will target those members of the community who have fewer opportunities to represent their interests and opinions.

Radio St Austell Bay. Radio St Austell Bay will broadcast content about St Austell Bay, its past, present and future, culture and character.


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