Ofcom to investigate over 50 community radio stations

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Licensing, Radio Industry.

Whilst it is of significant concern that 53 community radio stations are to be investigated by Ofcom to determine if those stations have breached their key commitments, it is important to note that such an investigation does not imply that the broadcaster is automatically in breach. Not all investigations result Read more +

Ofcom consults on new short-term licences for small-scale digital radio trials

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Events, Licensing, Policy, Radio Industry.

Ofcom has published a consultation seeking views on the approach to issuing new short-term licences to support small-scale digital radio trials being run next year. This consultation focuses on the conditions and award processes for trial Wireless Telegraphy Act licences needed to test small-scale DAB multiplexes in three locations. If Read more +

Future Thinking: The AHRC Connected Communities Media Collection, Archiving the Audio-Visual and Beyond, 29 October, MediaCityUK

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Education, Events.

A day of thinking about and exploring archives and their use and development, in relation to the Connected Communities Media Collection…. The focus of the day is this archive built to host (and make accessible) audio-visual media outputs from more than 300 projects funded in the AHRC Connected Communities programme. Read more +

Ofcom awards new community radio licences in Staffordshire

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Licensing, Radio Industry.

Ofcom has announced the award of three community radio licences in Staffordshire. Licences have been awarded to BFBS Stafford and Stafford FM, for services in Stafford, and Hitmix Radio, for a service in Newcastle-under-Lyme. Community radio services are provided on a not-for-profit basis focusing on the delivery of specific social Read more +

Ofcom invites applications for community radio licences in the East of England, Northamptonshire and Milton Keynes

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Licensing, Radio Industry.

Ofcom invites licence applications for community radio licences in the East of England, Northamptonshire and Milton Keynes. Community radio services are provided on a not-for-profit basis, focusing on the delivery of specific social benefits to a particular geographical community or a community of interest. Ofcom can award five-year community licences Read more +

Ofcom Update on Local TV in the UK

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Licensing, TV.

Ofcom has issued a progress update on local TV, two years since the first licences were awarded. Local TV is a new form of broadcasting, enabled through legislation passed by Parliament in 2011. Ofcom is responsible for licensing local TV stations on digital terrestrial TV and has now issued 30 Read more +

BLACK DOGS : GUIDED GOITSIDE Modulate 2014

Posted by Tamar Millen & filed under Arts.

BLACK DOGS : GUIDED GOITSIDE Saturday 20 September 2014Delius Arts & Cultural Centre, 29 Great Horton Road BradfordDoors 7pm, broadcast 7.30pmTickets £5 Black Dogs will present Guided Goitside an iteration of their latest project that explores and reflects on Bradford’s countercultural history, present and future. Part of a Recon event Read more +

Kafka Chic

Posted by Tamar Millen & filed under Arts.

Date28/09/2014 Time3:30 pm – 4:10 pm VenueRESONANCE FM, SHEFFIELD LIVE & Various Sheffield City Centre Cafes. See venue details and map…Festival Broadcast Sensoria is delighted to announce a new festival experience – a special radio broadcast of a newly commissioned radio docu-drama. Radios will be available at various cafes around Read more +

Radio Academy “How To” day at the Radio Festival

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Events.

The Radio Academy would like to offer the CMA Bursaries to the “How To” day at the Radio Festival in Salford Quays on Tuesday 14th October 2014. Delegates will also be invited to the John Peel lecture the preceding evening (Monday) and other sessions including a Masterclass tbc. ++ To Read more +

Ofcom awards seven new community radio licences

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Radio Industry.

Ofcom has announced the award of seven new community radio licences in South Yorkshire and the north west of England. Licences have been awarded to Radio Barnsley; Bury Community Radio; Heritage Community Radio in Manchester; Radio Warrington; Beyond Radio in Lancaster and Morecambe; Radio Victoria in Blackpool; and Ribble FM Read more +

CMA Conference 2014 & AGM

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Events.

If you didn’t manage to get to the CMA’s 2014 Conference & AGM held last Saturday at De Montfort University in Leicester then you missed out on an amazing day. There was a great turnout of delegates from all over the UK, from Leicester and beyond – one delegate had Read more +

Cycle of Sound – Three pairs of cycling shorts

Posted by Tamar Millen & filed under Arts.

Cycle of SoundA community radio sound-art project linked to the Tour de France’s Grand Départ in Yorkshire We are looking for community radio stations interested in being broadcast partners in the run-up to Le Tour in the first week of July… Background informationHeads Together Productions was awarded one of the Read more +

More new radio licences in Yorkshire

Posted by Andy King & filed under Licensing.

Radio regulator Ofcom is continuing Region 5 of its third round of community radio licensing by awarding four more licences in the Yorkshire region. Licences have been handed to two stations in West Yorkshire, and two in East Yorkshire. The following stations have been given five-year full-time licences: AKASH Radio, Read more +

CLOCKING live broadcasts: 3rd – 4th June, 2014

Posted by Tamar Millen & filed under Arts.

CLOCKING Live Broadcasts:12 noon, Tues 3rd – 12 noon, Wed 4th June(Streamed live to your computer desktop. Download the software here: www.clocking.info) ‘CLOCKING OUT’ event12.30pm – 1.30pm, Wed 4th JuneIn Certain Places project space, 38 St. Peters Street, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, PR1 2HE (opposite UCLan Library) In Certain Read more +

Modulate 2014

Posted by Tamar Millen & filed under Arts.

Modulate 2014 is the title of this years commissioning programme  by Community Media Association. It’s aim is to encourage bold formats in community media that engage, surprise and excite an audience. Eight partnership projects are currently working to explore the potential of independent and community owned broadcast media as arts platforms. Read more +

CMA Conference tickets now on sale

Posted by Andy King & filed under Events.

The Community Media Association is promising this year’s conference, to be held in Leicester, will be “the most exciting in years”. Tickets have now gone on sale for the event, which takes place at the city’s De Montfort University on Saturday 14 June. This year’s keynote speaker is Radio Academy Read more +

Ofcom awards new community radio licences in Huddersfield and Pocklington

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Policy, Radio Industry.

Ofcom has announced the award of new community radio licences in Huddersfield and Pocklington. Licences have been awarded to Radio Sangam, for a service in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, and to West Wolds Radio, for a service in Pocklington, East Yorkshire. Radio Sangam (Communities Together) Contact name: Qaisar Mahmood Website: www.radiosangam.co.uk Read more +

BBC Local Apprenticeship Scheme announced

Posted by Andy King & filed under Training.

The BBC is offering 45 local apprenticeships in its radio stations across the UK as part of Director-General Tony Hall’s pledge to open up the BBC to people from a wide range of backgrounds. Applications open in April, and successful candidates will start their jobs in September, working as Apprentice Broadcast Assistants Read more +