More Community Stations to Launch
Ofcom has awarded a further six new community radio licences for projects in the North West and Midlands. Another two licences in Scunthorpe and Mansfield were turned down.
The licences, which will run for a five year period, have been awarded to the following groups:
[b]Peace FM[/b] – Moss Side and surrounding districts of central Manchester
A station serving the African Caribbean community of Manchester.
[b]North Manchester FM[/b] – North Manchester
A platform for the talent and opinions of the people who live and work in the area.
A community radio service targeting the diverse communities of Bolton.
[b]Lindum Radio, Lincoln[/b]
A service for the mature adult population of Lincoln.
[b]Boundary Sound, Newark on Trent [/b]
A community radio service for Newark and the surrounding villages in North Nottinghamshire.
[b]Gravity FM, Grantham[/b]
A service structured to meet the local tastes and demands of those living and working in Grantham.
A further two licences were considered by Ofcom, who decided not to progress with an award:
- The Voice of North Lincolnshire, Scunthorpe
- Mansfield Community Radio, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire