Ofcom awards new community radio licences in Staffordshire

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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 benefits to a particular geographical community or a community of interest.

BFBS Stafford (BFBS Stafford Ltd)

BFBS Stafford will provide a community radio service that will serve military personnel, their families and the civilian population who live and work on or near the MOD Stafford base.

Stafford FM (Stafford Radio Broadcasting Limited)
Website: http://www.staffordfm.co.uk/

Stafford FM will provide a community radio service for the residents of Stafford and nearby villages.

Hitmix Radio (Hitmix Radio Limited)
Website: http://www.hitmixmedia.com/

Hitmix Radio will provide a community radio service for the town of Newcastle-under-Lyme and the surrounding villages.

Licences have been awarded for a five-year period

A statement setting out the main determining factors for the awards of these community radio licences can be found on Ofcom’s website:

http://licensing.ofcom.org.uk/radio-broadcast-licensing/community-radio/current-licensees/awards-round-3/sep-14

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