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Ofcom awards new licences

Ofcom has awarded six new community radio licences – five to groups in Yorkshire and another to a Christian service based in the Wirral. A further three groups – RB FM in Barnsley, The Light FM in Rhyl and Wrexham FM were refused licenses by the regulator.

The new community radio licensees are:

[b]SINE FM, Doncaster [/b]
[i]"SINE FM will provide a platform for creative expression and a distinctive, participatory and accessible community radio service celebrating the diversity of Doncaster’s inner town wards."[/i]

[b]Redroad FM, Harthill[/b]
[i]"Redroad FM will serve the rural communities of South Rotherham, with a particular focus on young people."[/i]

[b]Vixen 87, Market Weighton and Pocklington[/b]
[i]"Vixen 87 will provide a community radio service for Market Weighton as well as Pocklington and surrounding villages in this rural area. It will strive to provide an information service of help to the lives of people in these communities."[/i]

[b]Penistone Community Radio, Penistone[/b]
[i]"Penistone Community Community aims to provide an interactive community radio facility which will enhance and enrich the community for the benefit of the people who live, work or are educated in the Penistone area."[/i]

[b]TMCR, Thorne and Moorends[/b]
[i]"TMCR will serve the people of Thorne and Moorends, it will be from the community, for the community, by the community."[/i]

[b]Flame CCR, Wirral[/b]
[i]"Flame Christian and Community Radio will serve the needs of Wirral Christians through radio broadcasting by people within the community. It will also broadcast to the community at large to increase awareness of the local Christian community, and to stimulate interaction between Christians and the community at large."[/i]

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