Ofcom awards three new community radio licences

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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.

Community radio services are provided on a not-for-profit basis focusing on the delivery of specific social benefits to enrich a particular geographical community or a community of interest.

Ofcom has awarded community radio licences to:

Fantasy Radio will provide an entertaining, educational and informative service for the community of Devizes and surrounding villages.

Frome FM will broadcast a local community service focussed on serving the tastes and interests of people who live and work in and around Frome.

WCR Community Radio will broadcast a local community service for the people of Warminster and the surrounding area.  There will be a particular focus on serving the over 35s and 16-20 age groups.

Licences are awarded for a five-year period.

A statement setting out the main determining factors for the award of the community radio licences referred to above will be published in the radio licensing section of Ofcom’s September Communications Monthly Update.


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