Nevis Radio surrenders commercial licence

Nevis Radio is to surrender its commercial radio licence after winning a community radio licence to serve the Fort William area.

The small station has been on-air and privetly owned since 1992 and currently broadcasts on four frequencies in the Western Highlands.

Its licence award today is part of six groups being granted a licence to broadcast, and one rejection.

The new stations are: K-Town FM in Kinglassie and surrounding area, KYFM in Kirkcaldy, Irvine Beat FM in North Ayrshire, Keith Community Radio in Moray and Deveron FM in Banff and Macduff.

K-Town FM will provide a community radio service catering for the people of the former mining communities of Kinglassie and surrounding towns and villages.

KYFM will serve the town of Kirkcaldy and surrounding areas in Fife.

Irvine Beat FM will serve people in the Fullarton, Harbourside, Redburn, Vineburgh and Castlepark areas of Irvine. The station output will have a particular emphasis placed on the improving the health and general well-being of the residents.

Keith Community Radio will provide a service for people who live in Moray.

And Deveron FM will broadcast a community radio service for the population of Banff, Macduff and surrounding areas.

Ofcom decided not to award a licence to Generate Radio in the county of Berwickshire.

Posted on Thursday, January 17th, 2013 at 3:57 pm by RadioToday UK

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