Posts Tagged: Ofcom

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 +

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 +

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 +

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 +

SSDAB & Community Radio: Past, Present, Future University of Bedfordshire, Luton – Saturday 25th March, 11am to 4pm

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

SSDAB & Community Radio: Past, Present, Future University of Bedfordshire, Luton – Saturday 25th March, 11am to 4pm This FREE event is for community radio stations, commercial radio broadcasters and individuals interested in small-scale digital audio broadcasting (SSDAB) and community media. Find out what has been happening so far with 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 +

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 +

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 +

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 +

News from West Wolds Radio – MP to Switch on New Radio Station in East Yorkshire

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Radio Industry.

East Yorkshire MP Sir Greg Knight is to officially launch the newest radio station in the country. West Wolds Radio will go on the air on Sunday 29th November at 10.31am on 103.1FM and online from studios in Pocklington. The station, run by volunteers, will broadcast a daily mix of music, news, features, Read more +

Ofcom invites applications for community radio licences in South East England

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

Ofcom is inviting licence applications for community radio licences in South East England, excluding the area inside the M25. 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 is making changes Read more +

Ninth Delegated Legislation Committee: Draft Community Radio (Amendment) Order 2015 – Tuesday 24th March

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

The Community Radio (Amendment) Order 2015 amends the Community Radio Order 2004 (S.I. 2004/1944) and takes account of the responses to the 2014 DCMS consultation. The CMA welcomes several significant improvements as follows: the provision for holders of a community radio licence to extend their licence twice. the provision to Read more +

Community Radio (Amendment) Order 2015, 2:30pm Tuesday 17th March, Consideration in Grand Committee – Lord Gardiner of Kimble

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

The Community Radio (Amendment) Order 2015 amends the Community Radio Order 2004 (S.I. 2004/1944) and takes account of the responses to the 2014 DCMS consultation. The CMA welcomes several significant improvements as follows: the provision for holders of a community radio licence to extend their licence twice. the provision to Read more +

Ofcom announces trials to help small stations join digital radio

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

Ofcom has confirmed plans for trials of a new technology that could provide small radio stations across the UK with an affordable way to broadcast on DAB digital radio. Known as ‘small scale DAB’, the new approach is best suited for broadcasting to small geographic areas, ideal for community and local Read more +

Ofcom awards three new Midlands community radio licences

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

Ofcom has announced the award of three community radio licences in Wolverhampton, Coventry and Rutland. Licences have been awarded for Gulshan Radio in Wolverhampton; Radio PANJ in Coventry; and BFBS Cottesmore and North Luffenham for the Kendrew Barracks in Rutland. Community radio services are provided on a not-for-profit basis and Read more +

Community Radio Fund: award of grants for 2014/15 Round 2

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

Ofcom’s Community Radio Fund Panel met on Tuesday 13 January 2015 to consider applications in the second round of grant awards for 2014/15. The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) confirmed the total of £393,000 for the Community Radio Fund for 2014/15. The amount spent in the first round Read more +

Invitation to Community Radio Networking & Information Day

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

Community radio station 103 The Eye is marking its tenth year of broadcasting by holding a ‘Community Radio Networking & Information Day’ in Melton Mowbray on Saturday, 21 February. The award-winning station, which serves the Vale of Belvoir on the Leicestershire-Nottinghamshire border, was the first to launch when Ofcom originally Read more +

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 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 +