Ofcom update on community radio licensing in Guernsey

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Radio regulator Ofcom has confirmed that a special round of community radio licensing will take place later this year, bringing community broadcasting to the islands of Guernsey, Alderney and Sark for the first time.

The move follows legislation passed in the Bailiwick allowing community radio to be licensed there. Guernsey is not part of the UK, and has separate legislative powers. However, Ofcom still regulates radio in the islands, which are currently exclusively covered by BBC Radio Guernsey and a commercial station, Island FM.

Further information, notes of guidance, and an application form, can be found on Ofcom’s website.

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