Bridging the growing generation gap across Europe is the theme of this year’s round of a pan-European citizen journalism contest. Organisers of the International Citizen Media Award say the rise in the number of older people across the continent is one of the biggest issues facing Europe as we head Read more +
Members of the Scottish Parliament have praised the efforts of community radio groups in their areas – and pledged more support to help them continue their activities. MSP Christine Grahame (SNP) told MSPs in a debate on Thursday 19 April that community radio provided 2,500 volunteering opportunities in Scotland and Read more +
Ofcom has today announced one community radio licence award. Radio Beca, based in Aberystwyth, will broadcast programming in Welsh reflecting the nation’s culture to audiences in Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire. It is the last Welsh community radio station to be processed in the regulator’s third round of community radio licensing, Read more +
Ofcom has announced that applications are now open for the First Round of the 2012/2013 Community Radio Fund. The fund opened for applications yesterday, 10 April 2012 and will close at 5pm on 11 May 2012. The Community Radio Fund Panel will meet to consider applications on 25 June 2012. Grants can only Read more +
Radio regulator Ofcom has announced the award of eleven new community radio licences in the South West and Wales region, as part of the third round of licensing. Community radio services are provided on a not-for-profit basis focusing on the delivery of specific social benefits to a particular geographical community Read more +
With upcoming elections (local and mayoral) Ofcom would like to remind all stations and licence holders where to find information about the Broadcasting Code rules which apply during election and referendum periods. During election periods special impartiality rules apply and they are set out in Section Six of the Code: Read more +
Ofcom is now inviting applications for community radio licences in Northern Ireland. Most of the province has frequencies available, with the exception of Derry/Londonderry (defined as the Derry City Council area), where Drive 105 occupies the sole available frequency for community radio. However, there are currently restrictions in place prohibiting Read more +
The first round for funding applications in 2012/13 will open on 9 April 2012 and close at 5pm on 11 May 2012. The Community Radio Fund Panel will meet to consider applications on 25 June 2012. Grants can only be made to community radio licensees who are broadcasting under a Read more +
Among its activities to mark World Radio Day 2012, UNESCO has launched a new good practice handbook with case studies of community media from around the world.
16 applicants have been awarded grants totalling over £235,000 in Round 2 of Ofcom’s Community Radio Fund for 2011/12.
A US Government report has concluded that LPFM radio stations do not have a negative economic impact on commercial FM radio stations and nor are they expected to do so in the future.
Ofcom has published new guidance for radio broadcasters on the use of offensive language:
Ofcom has announced the award of four new community radio licences for south west England in the third round of licensing.
Ofcom has published its Community Radio Annual Report covering the period of April 2010 to March 2011.
Applications are being sought to operate the next generation of community radio stations in Scotland. Broadcasting regulator, Ofcom, is inviting applications, with a deadline set for 14 February 2012.
The second round for funding applications in 2011/12 opened on 19 October and will close at 5pm on 16 November 2011. The Community Radio Fund Panel will meet to consider applications on 30 January 2012.
The Ofcom Community Radio Fund End of Year Report 2010-11 has now been published showing that DCMS allocated £463,000 towards the Fund for 2010-11.
Ofcom is inviting comments on measuring media plurality, following a request to consider this area by the Secretary of State Jeremy Hunt.
UNESCO has proposed the date of 13th February as World Radio Day to raise awareness about the importance of the medium, facilitate access to information through radio, and enhance networking among broadcasters.
A new one-stop knowledge resource for the third sector has been launched to bring together evidence on subjects that include policy, social and economic impact and funding and will help inform the work of researchers, policymakers, academics, frontline service providers and other VCS stakeholders across the country.
Ofcom has announced the award of three new community radio licences. These are the first awards in Ofcom’s third round of community radio licensing.
Developing talent and skills for the Creative Industries is vital for the future of these industries and the whole of the UK economy. The Creative Industries Council has tasked Skillset to look into this
essential component for Growth.
What advice do you have that should be directed to DCMS, Ofcom and DCAL on Local TV for Northern Ireland?
A national workshop for local television stakeholders, 6th September in Sheffield.
The Fiery Spirits Community of Practice has launched a new handbook packed with inspiring stories about how communities are preparing for and coping through difficult times.
Individuals can have their say about the future of informal adult community learning, by responding to a new NIACE online survey by 31 October 2011, as part of the government’s review of informal adult
The Government has opened a 12-week consultation on proposed new policy directions for the Big Lottery Fund.
Raidió Fáilte 107.1fm would like to invite you to attend a meeting in Belfast on 22 September 2011 at 2:00 pm to discuss the setting up a network of Irish language community radio stations in Northern Ireland.
Thirty-one applications for full-time five-year community radio licences have been received by Ofcom from the Wales and south west England region – good luck to all!
The second round for funding applications in 2011/12 will open on 19 October and close at 5pm on 16 November 2011. The Community Radio Fund Panel will meet to consider applications on 30 January 2012.