Ofcom has today announced that it has awarded a single community radio licence – to TD1 Radio.
The station already broadcasts on an internet-only basis and covers the central Scottish Borders from its studio base in the town of Galashiels.
An on air date has yet to be set, but the station aims to commence transmissions to the Central Borders, including Galashiels, Tweedbank and Melrose before the end of 2013.
TD1 Radio Station Manager, David Henderson, said: “The FM licence award is something TD1 Radio has been working towards for almost 5 years now. Back in the Summer of 2008 when the station was first thought of, we had no idea if Ofcom were going to offer further Community Radio licences, so for us now to be awarded one is fantastic for everyone involved on air and behind scenes.”
This marks the last licence application to be processed in Scotland for the third round of community radio licensing. Ofcom’s focus now moves onto Northern Ireland, where ten groups are awaiting a decision from the regulator.
You can read more about the licence award, and the new station’s plans, on the TD1 Radio website.