Community radio station could return in Wrexham

A new group will put forward proposals to Ofcom to continue community radio broadcasting in Wrexham.

Wrexham Community Broadcasting was chosen following a selection process by the Association of Voluntary Organisations in Wrexham, which is managing the assets of Calon FM following its closure in January.

John Leece Jones, Chairman of AVOW said: “We were extremely pleased with the level of submissions that were received, the appointment Panel decided to appoint Wrexham Community Broadcasting as the group to now take forward their proposal to Ofcom why will need to approve their plans for the future.

“The group, who has a number of volunteers who were involved previously with Calon FM, will now be seeking support from across our community.”
 
The selection panel included representatives from the world of community radio in Wales and around the UK, and were brought together to assist AVOW.

AVOW says the knowledge and expertise of the panel has ensured that a robust transparent process has been run addressing technical, financial, Governance, Ofcom key Commitments and level of engagement with volunteers and the broader community.
 
A spokesperson from Wrexham Community Broadcasting said: “After eight weeks and a very tough application process, we’ve met every requirement laid out in front of us, we are absolutely delighted that we have retained the community radio license for Wrexham. So much hard work went into securing this license by an absolutely incredible group of volunteers with the best community spirit.

“Now we move forward, the real work begins getting Calon FM back on air and doing what we do best – serving our amazing community.”

If anyone interested in being part of this fanatic new venture, they should contact calon@wrexhamcb.live.

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Posted on Monday, March 22nd, 2021 at 9:37 pm by RadioToday UK

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