Posts Tagged: community radio

Ofcom awards nine new community radio licences

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

Ofcom has announced the award of nine new community radio licences in England and Wales. The new stations will serve communities in Cannock and Rugeley in Staffordshire, Cinderford in the Forest of Dean, Keynsham, Yeovil, and Minehead in Somerset, Swanage and Dorchester in Dorset, Newquay in Cornwall and the Rhondda Read more +

Application process for Short Term Restricted Service Licences (SRSLs) during May and June 2018

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

Ofcom has today outlined the application process for SRSLs to provide a radio service between 12 May and 16 June 2018 (inclusive). Ramadan falls within this period, and Ofcom expects to receive a large number of applications to run radio stations at this time. Due to the high demand for Read more +

Wycombe Sound named 2017 Station of the Year

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Community News, Events, Radio Industry.

Wycombe Sound CRAs 2017

Wycombe Sound named 2017 Station of the Year Awards recognise invention on a shoestring from Facebook Live to Her Majesty’s Prison The successes of the UK’s growing not-for-profit radio sector were celebrated on the evening of Saturday 23rd September at the second annual Community Radio Awards as Wycombe Sound was named Read more +

Community Media Tours

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Radio Industry.

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Dom Chambers has taken an active interest in the UK’s community broadcasting sector since joining the CMA Council in 2011. Each year he tours the country to identify and celebrate how various organisations are delivering grass roots and community media. This not only helps share best practice but his visits Read more +

36 Community Radio Licence Applicants from currently unserved areas

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

This is a list of applications received by the closing date (3pm on Thursday 27 July). The proposed service area for each station in the list below is taken from the application. Basingstoke Radio (Basingstoke, Hampshire) Website: www.basingstokebroadcastingcompany.co.uk Blackburn Youth Radio (Blackburn, Lancashire) Name: Brendan Ferguson Bounce FM (Banbridge, County Down) Read more +

Community Radio Station Supporters’ Scheme Survey

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Campaigns, Education, Radio Industry.

The Community Media Association is conducting a quick survey into the relative value of different sources of income, other than grants and contracts, for community radio stations. We are particularly interested in supporters’ subscription schemes, ‘friends of’ arrangements and paid memberships. Only Q1 is compulsory and you are free to Read more +

Ofcom invites applications for community radio licences

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

Ofcom has today opened invitations for applications for new community radio licences for areas within, or those that overlap with, the coverage area of existing community radio services. These applications will be for services operating on FM only: https://www.ofcom.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0017/104651/invitation-overlapping-areas.pdf The closing date for applications is Tuesday 24 October 2017 at 3pm.

Ofcom response – Community radio: future licensing and technical policy

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

Ofcom has published a statement following its review of community radio: future licensing and technical policy: https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/cr-future-licensing Ofcom has been awarding community radio licences for more than a decade, and there are now nearly 250 stations on air in the UK.  These stations are small, not-for-profit services which bring a Read more +

Community Station Sedgemoor FM Saves The Breeze

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Radio Industry.

Sedgemoor FM, a community radio station based in Bridgwater Somerset are committed to all aspects of their community, including what some might consider, rival commercial radio stations. In a gesture of good-will and community support, Sedgemoor FM have ensured that the commercial station, The Breeze, (operated by Celador and broadcasting Read more +

Third Annual Community Radio Networking and Information Day – Saturday, 1 April 2017 – Melton Mowbray

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

103 The Eye is holding its third annual Community Radio Networking & Information Day in Melton Mowbray on Saturday, 1 April 2017 and those involved in the sector are very welcome to attend. This event follows the success of two previous events held by the award-winning station which is in Read more +

Chelmsford Community Radio launches 18th March!

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Radio Industry.

Chelmsford Community Radio

Chelmsford Community Radio (CCR) is pleased to announce that on Saturday 18th March 2017 at 8am the station will officially launch on 104.4FM. On-Air Director Hal MacLean (52) adds: “Through FM we are committed to share, showcase and celebrate what is going on in and around Chelmsford, whilst providing the opportunity for people of Read more +

Community Radio Fund: Award of grants 2016/17 Round 2

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

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) confirmed a total of £392,500 was available for the Community Radio Fund for 2016/17. The amount awarded in the first round of grants was £201,365, leaving £191,135 for the second round of funding. Ofcom’s Community Radio Fund Panel (‘the Panel’) met on Read more +

Expression of interest in applying for a community radio licence – deadline 22/12/16

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Radio Industry.

Ofcom is considering whether and how to invite further applications for community radio licences.PDF online: http://bit.ly/2h78ncNInformation requiredIn order to assist our planning for future community radio development, Ofcom is inviting prospective applicants for a community radio licence to submit an ‘expression of interest’ outlining their intention to apply.An ‘expression of interest’ should include the Read more +

Sell-out success for the Community Media Conference 2016

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Events.

Community Media Conference 2016

Volunteers, students, and professionals who are passionate about improving their communities met in Birmingham on Saturday 10th September, to learn from, and inspire, one another. The event was the annual Community Media Conference, and those who came represent small independent radio stations, TV channels and publishers from all over the Read more +

Ofcom invites applicants for community radio licences

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

From today Ofcom is inviting applications for community radio licences serving: London and other areas within the M25 motorway, broadcasting on either FM or AM (medium wave); and localities throughout the UK but excluding London and areas within the M25, broadcasting on AM (medium wave) only. Both documents include information for applicants Read more +

Five community radio licence awards in the south east of England

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

Ofcom has awarded five community radio licences in May 2016. The licences are for services in the south east England region (outside the M25). Ofcom has made a licence award to each of the following: Vectis Radio (Vectis Radio Limited) Newport, Isle of Wight Andover Radio (Andover Radio Limited), Andover, Read more +

InRadio: Third Sector Show

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Radio Industry.

Times Show times on InRadio will be Tuesday 11am, Thursday at 1pm, Saturday at 9am and Sunday night at midnight. Concept To deliver a regular one-hour programme, The Third Sector with Dom Chambers, focused on the interests of the UK’s community radio sector. Proposal Launched in February 2016, InRadio is Read more +

Community Radio Fund Round 1, 2016-to-2017

Posted by Shahzada Choudhury & filed under Community News.

Ofcom has announced that the Community Radio Fund 2016 – 2017 has opened for applications. Funding is available to not-for-profit radio stations that have a social purpose, and work to involve their target community in running the service. Funding will be available to Community Radio Stations towards their core running costs. Read more +

Entries now open for the Community Radio Awards 2016

Posted by Shahzada Choudhury & filed under Community News, Radio Industry.

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Entries for the not-for-profit Community Radio Awards are now open. Stations, management staff and volunteers from Ofcom-licenced community stations are all eligible to submit entries through the easy online system. Each entry is £5, to be submitted via the awards portal – located at judgify.me/communityradioawards – and there is no limit to the number of Read more +

Five community radio licence awards in the south east of England: April 2016

Posted by Shahzada Choudhury & filed under Community News.

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Ofcom has awarded five community radio licences in April 2016. The licences are for services in the south east England region (outside the M25). Ofcom has made a licence award to each of the following: Red Kite Radio (Red Kite Radio and Media Limited), Haddenham (Buckinghamshire) and Thame (Oxfordshire) Red Read more +

103 The Eye Weekend of Events

Posted by Shahzada Choudhury & filed under Community News.

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Picture caption: 103 The Eye presenter Keith Galloway (on the right) with Liam Burke, from Broadcast Radio Ltd, who demonstrated studio equipment and music playout systems during the networking day. Directors and managers of community radio stations from across the UK converged on Melton on Saturday to take part in an Read more +

Directors confirm The Hub will stay on air, with newly appointed management and outside investment.

Posted by Shahzada Choudhury & filed under Community News.

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After last week’s disappointing news that The Hub community radio station would be closing down and switching off its transmitters, we are extremely pleased to announce the station will now continue to broadcast for the foreseeable future. Last week’s public announcement prompted an influx of offers of support, from a Read more +

Community Radio Networking & Information Day, 16th April, Melton Mowbray

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

103 The Eye is holding its second annual Community Radio Networking And Information Day in Melton Mowbray on Saturday, 16 April 2016 and those involved in the sector are very welcome to attend.This follows the success of the inaugural event held last year by the award-winning station which recently celebrated its 10th anniversary of Read more +