Radio Sangam, the community radio station serving the Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi communities of Huddersfield, is in trouble with Ofcom for not recording its output.
Ofcom received a complaint regarding the Licensee’s compliance with Section Ten of the Code (commercial communications on radio). The regulator therefore asked the station’s owner, Communities Together, for a recording of the relevant output – broadcast on 6 December 2016 – so it could assess the complaint.
However, the station said it found that part of the relevant disk was damaged so was not able to provide a recording of transmission.
Ofcom rules state that all stations must make and retain, for a period of 42 days from the date of its inclusion, a recording of every programme.
Radio Sangam says it has now installed a new system, and is keeping a back-up of its back-up in future. But because Ofcom was not able to assess and investigate the original complaint, it found the station in breach of its licence.