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Gaydio plans second broadcast

Manchester community station Gaydio is planning a come back in February 2007. The news comes just weeks after its first trial broadcast ended. Gaydio first broadcast from Manchester's gay…

Community Radio for Wiltshire

The first community radio station in Wiltshire has started broadcasting this week, dedicated to the Tidworth area. Castledown Radio also covers surrounding towns and villages such as Bulford Camp,…

21 want community licences

Ofcom has received 21 applications for Southwest England and South/ Mid Wales community radio licences. For the second round of community radio licences, Ofcom has decided that it would be more…

CMA agrees deal with BBC

The Community Media Association has reached an agreement with BBC English Regions which encourages current and future creative work between community media groups and the BBC. The deal promises to…

Community radio apps invited

Ofcom has today invited applications for community radio licences in Scotland and Northern Ireland as part of the second round of licence applications and awards. Ofcom first invited applications for…

RSL station failed to log

Féile FM, a Restricted Service Licence in Belfast attracted a complaint from a listener when one of the presenters said the word "f'ing" on the radio during daytime hours. But because…

Pure 107.8 ready for launch

A brand new radio station launches in Stockport. Pure 107.8FM hits the airwaves on Wednesday 13th September at 8am with an amazing tribute to the borough. The station will be broadcasting great…

CMA welcomes new licences

The Community Media Association has welcomed the news by Ofcom that the governing body is encouraging more Community Radio applications. Ofcom has set out a new, region-by-region approach for the…

Community Radio – Round Two

Ofcom today commence round two of community radio licensing - but are only inviting submissions from the Southwest of England and Central Wales. Overwelmed by responce the first time around in…

Gaydio 87.7 set to cover Pride

The latest temporary RSL station in Manchester has launched this morning aimed at the local Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual and Transgender community. Gaydio 87.7 kicked-off at 7am broadcasting from a…

New director at the CMA

The Community Media Association is pleased to announce that Liza Kellett, former Chief Executive of Emmaus Leeds has been appointed as the organisation's Director. She replaces Diane Reid who has…

BRFM offer community networking

Danny Lawrence, director of new community radio station BRFM is hoping to set up a regional community radio network group. If you are a group applying for, or recently won a community radio licence,…

Window for Eid RSL applications

Ofcom have not yet decided if they will change the procedure for RSL (Restricted Service Licence) applications, so until they do, they have opened a 4 week window for applications to be submitted for…

Gloucester gets multi-ethnic station

Since Friday evening, Gloucester?s multi ethnic community was once again able to tune into a radio station dedicated to reflecting the city?s diverse nature. Gloucester FM (GFM) began broadcasting its…

More funds for Community Radio

Ofcom have announced that 830,000 pounds is available in the Community Radio fund for the 2006/2007 financial year. This follows the award of grants to 15 Stations in the first round totaling…

CMA welcomes more stations

Ofcom recently published its plans for the second round of Community Radio licensing. The regulator completed the first round on 17 May when it announced the award of a further eight Community Radio…

Jackie welcomes Ofcom news

Radio Jackie in South West London welcomes the recent news from Ofcom that more community radio stations will be licensed. Radio Jackie has long advocated opening up the airwaves to more radio…

Forest FM launches in Verwood

Forest FM has started broadcasting to the town of Verwood near Bournemouth, officially launching after years of campaigning and almost a dozen trails.

184 want community licences

In the second wave of Community Radio licensing, Ofcom has received 184 letters of intent to apply. Ofcom have already awarded 107 in the last 2 years, from a total of 194 applications during the…

Green light for Red FM

A new community radio station for Redbridge is to commence broadcasting on Saturday 17th June for a 28 day stint. This will be the third temporary licence for the station, which hopes to become a…