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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.

[b]Bolton FM[/b]
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
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