Ofcom receives 36 community radio applications

Ofcom’s recent invite for applications to run community radio stations in areas currently unserved by the sector has attracted 36 groups.

In previous rounds, the regulator has awarded less than half the submissions with a five-year licence, but all have paid the non-refundable £600 along with a written application.

Two groups in Southport, two in Paisley, two in Torbay, two in York and two in Maldon (Essex) want a low-power FM licence, along with applicants in Basingstoke, Blackburn, Banbridge, Weybridge, Burgess Hill, Caithness, Cannock Chase, Coleraine, Larne, Forest of Dean, Great Driffield, Keynsham, Leyland, Liverpool, Medway Towns, Yeovil, Leamington Spa, Swanage, Aberystwyth, Newquay, The Rhondda Valleys, Dorchester, Rossendale, Dartmoor, South Hams and Minehead.

Some of the applicants have been refused licences before, whilst some are new groups in areas where a radio station has failed or been declined in previous rounds.

Here are the details of the area, station name and limited contact info:

Basingstoke Radio (Basingstoke, Hampshire)
basingstokebroadcastingcompany.co.uk

Blackburn Youth Radio (Blackburn, Lancashire)
blackburnyouthradio@gmail.com

Bounce FM (Banbridge, County Down)
bouncefm.co.uk

Brooklands Radio (Weybridge, Addlestone and Chertsey, North Surrey)

Burgess Hill Radio (Burgess Hill, West Sussex)
burgesshillradio.co.uk

Caithness FM (Caithness and North Sutherland)
caithnessfm.co.uk

Cannock Chase Radio (Cannock Chase, Staffordshire)
cannockchaseradio.co.uk

Coast FM (Coleraine and Portstewart)

Coast Radio (Larne Local Government District)
radiolarne.co.uk

Dean Radio (Cinderford and surrounding areas in the Forest of Dean)
Triangleradio.co.uk

Great Driffield Radio (Great Driffield and surrounding villages, East Riding of Yorkshire)
greatdriffieldradio.co.uk

Jorvik FM (York)
JorvikRadio.com

Keynsham Town Community Radio (Keynsham, Somerset)

Leyland Community Radio (Leyland, Lancashire)
leylandcommunityradio@gmail.com

Liverpool Community Radio (Liverpool)
l-c-r.co.uk

Love Radio (Medway Towns, Kent)
loveradio.live
Maldon Community Radio (Maldon District, Essex)

Mighty Radio (Southport, Merseyside)
mightysouthport.co.uk

Ninesprings FM (Yeovil and South Somerset)
radioninesprings.com

Paisley FM (Paisley, Renfrew, Johnstone and throughout Renfrewshire)
paisleyfm.co.uk

Panj Pani Radio (Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire)
panjpaniradio.co.uk

Purbeck Coast FM (Swanage, Purbeck District)
purbeckcoast.com

Radio Aber (Aberystwyth, Ceredigion)

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Radio Newquay (Newquay, Cornwall)
radionewquay.com

Radio Paisley (Paisley, Renfrewshire)
Radiopaisley.org.uk

Radio Southport (Southport, Merseyside)

Rhondda Radio (The Rhondda Valleys, Rhondda Cynon Taf)

Ridgeway Community Radio (Dorchester, Dorset)
ataworth@gmail.com

Riviera FM (Torbay area including Torquay, Paignton and Brixham)
riviera.fm

Rossendale Radio (Rossendale Valley, East Lancashire)
books@tonyhornebooks.com

Saltmarsh Coast (Maldon District, Essex)
chris@saltmarshcoast.com

Seagull FM (Torbay area including Torquay, Paignton and Brixham)
seagull.fm

Skylark (Dartmoor National Park)
soundartradio.org.uk

The Dart (Kingsbridge, Salcombe, Dartmouth, Totnes and Ivybridge (South Hams), Devon)
dartfm.com

West Somerset Radio (Minehead, Somerset)
westsomersetradio.co.uk

YO1 Radio (York)
yo1radio.co.uk

Posted on Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 at 7:54 pm by RadioToday

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