Ofcom awards five new community radio licences in the East of England

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Ofcom’s Broadcast Licensing Committee (‘BLC’) awarded five community radio licences in June 2015. The licences are for services in the East of England region.

Ofcom’s BLC made a licence award to each of the following:

  • Peterborough FM (PACO Ltd), Peterborough
  • Salaam Radio (Salaam Radio Ltd), Peterborough
  • Brecks FM (Watton Radio Community Interest Company), Watton, Norfolk
  • Park Radio (Park Radio Limited), Diss and Harleston, South Norfolk and Eye, Mid Suffolk
  • Radio Castle (Castle Community Radio CIC), Framlingham, Suffolk

These services will be licensed for a period of five years from the date of their launch. All five services will be licensed to broadcast on FM.

Peterborough FM (PACO Ltd)
Peterborough FM will provide a service to those who live, work or study in the locality of the city of Peterborough.
Website: http://www.peterborough.fm/

Salaam Radio (Salaam Radio Ltd) in Peterborough
Salaam Radio will provide a community radio service that will be predominantly for the Muslim population of Peterborough.
Website: http://www.ramadhan.fm

Brecks FM (Watton Radio Community Interest Company) in Watton, Norfolk
Brecks FM will provide a locally-focused service for the town of Watton in Norfolk, and surrounding villages.
Website: http://www.watton-radio.co.uk/

Park Radio (Park Radio Limited) in Diss, Harleston and Eye in Norfolk
Park Radio will serve the rural communities of Diss, Harleston and Eye and surrounding villages located near the border between Norfolk and Suffolk.
Website: http://www.parkradio.co.uk/

Radio Castle (Castle Community Radio CIC) in Framlingham, Suffolk
Radio Castle will provide a service for the general population of Framlingham in Suffolk, and surrounding villages.

A statement setting out the main determining factors for the award of the community radio licence referred to above can be found on the Ofcom website.

Source: http://media.ofcom.org.uk/news/2015/5-cr-licences-jun15/

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