Two new community radio licences have today been awarded by radio regulator Ofcom, both covering the Sheffield area.
Unity FM will broadcast from the city’s Pakistan Muslim Centre, and provide a community radio service for Pakistani and Muslim communities within the broadcast area in Sheffield. The group has undertaken a number of RSLs in the local area.
IMAN Radio is operated by a group which has broadcast Radio Ramadan services in Sheffield for a number of years, and will provide a community radio service for the diverse Muslim communities in parts of Sheffield and Rotherham.
Six groups applied for licences in the city, and four have not been awarded a licence. They are: Fuzion FM, Hit Music Radio, ILM Radio and Sheffield Community Radio.
Ofcom has published the reasons behind the two awards on its website.
Congratulations to both successful groups – we wish both the very best of luck in getting on-air.