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Final community licences awarded

Ofcom today announces the award of a further eight community radio licences, bringing the total number of licences awarded to 107 since November 2004. This completes the first round of community radio…

Kevi Radio apply for licence

An application for an RSL licence to broadcast from Morpeth high school has been sent to the Ofcom 17 year old Station Manager Robert Pobjoy. If the licence is granted, KEVI Radio will go live on air…

Community awards explained

Ofcom have explained the factors behind the awarding of six community radio stations on 13th April 2006. The six stations to win a new licence were Aldershot Army Radio (Aldershot, Hampshire), Beats…

New station for Cambridge

Cambridge was just one of the locations which received a new community radio licence award last week from Ofcom. 209 Radio exist to provide support and training for the local community in Cambridge to…

Six community licences awarded

Ofcom today announces the award of a further six new community radio licences, bringing the total number of community radio licences awarded to date to 99. Community radio is a new sector of radio…

GTFM refused government grant

GTFM, one of the first radio stations in the UK to be given an 'access radio' licence and more recently a community radio licence is under threat after an assembly government grant of ?80,000 was…

Next step for Community Radio

Organisations and groups who wish to apply for a Community Radio licence in the "second round" of developments have been invited to submit a letter of intent to Ofcom. by Friday 21st April 2006. The…

Ofcom explains recent awards

Ofcom have released details as to why the most recent batch of Community Radio licences were awarded. The RLC was satisfied that each group awarded a licence should be allowed to seek up to 50% of its…

Luton to get new FM station

Staff and volunteers at Diverse FM are celebrating the news that they have won a full time community radio licence which will allow them to broadcast across Luton and surrounding towns and work more…

New station for St Albans

Members and supporters of Verulam Community Radio have welcomed last week's announcement by the Ofcom of a five year Community Radio Licence for the group to broadcast Radio Verulam on FM to St Albans…

New Hope for Bournemouth

After 13 years of broadcasting on Restricted Service Licences, Hope FM has been awarded a five year licence to broadcast a community radio service throughout Bournemouth and surrounding area. Hope FM…

Castledown Radio Celebrate

Internet only station Castledown Radio have been awarded a five year community radio licence from Ofcom. The station has been at the heart of a project operated by Tidworth Development Trust, which is…

Nine community stations awarded

Ofcom today announces the award of a further nine new community radio licences, bringing the total number of community radio licences awarded to date to 93. Community radio is a new sector of radio…

Community Media Election Specials

The Community Media Association have launched a new initiative to support Community Radio, TV and Internet groups to promote voter participation in the local elections on 4 May. Titled ?Your Community…

Ofcom explain recent awards

On 9th February, Ofcom's RLC awarded 21 community radio licences to groups around the country. Today, in line with regular procedure they explain why they made the awards they did. All community radio…

Asian Star Radio wins licence

Ofcom announced the award of the radio licence to Asian Star Community Radio for Slough, Windsor and Maidenhead earlier this month. The radio station is actively planning and preparing for its launch…

Bexley’s new FM radio station

Bexley's newest radio station, TGR Sound (Thames Gateway Radio Sound) has just been awarded a five-year licence to transmit in the borough on the FM dial. The long awaited announcement finally came…

Great news for Phoenix FM

Brentwood is to get its own radio station following the recent announcement that Phoenix FM's application for a full-time community licence has been successful. Phoenix FM is celebrating the news from…

Voice of Africa to launch on FM

Voice of Africa Radio, a Newham-based Pan-African radio station has been awarded a 5 years permanent Radio Licence in London. The Community and the team has been waiting anxiously since November 2004,…

Ofcom awards 21 new stations

Ofcom today announces the award of a further 21 new community radio licences, bringing the total number of community radio licences awarded to date to 84. Ofcom has sought to overcome the shortage of…