Ofcom has announced the award of two new community radio licences in England.
The new stations will serve communities in Bradford and Hampshire.
Community radio services are provided on a not-for-profit basis, focusing on the delivery of specific social benefits to a particular area or community of interest.
More than 250 community radio stations are currently on air.
The two new community radio licences have been awarded to:
Radio MAC (Media Arts & Culture Limited), Bradford
Radio MAC will broadcast a community radio service to the Muslim and wider ethnic communities of Bradford.
Rush FM (Rush FM Limited), Farnborough, Hampshire
Rush FM will be a community radio service for young people aged 30 and under in Farnborough and its surrounding areas.
The licences are awarded for a five-year period. A statement setting out the main determining factors for the award of the licences may be found on the Ofcom website.