Ofcom invites applicants for community radio licences

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Licensing, Policy, Radio Industry.

From today Ofcom is inviting applications for community radio licences serving: London and other areas within the M25 motorway, broadcasting on either FM or AM (medium wave); and localities throughout the UK but excluding London and areas within the M25, broadcasting on AM (medium wave) only. Both documents include information for applicants Read more +

Community Radio Fund Round 2, 2016-to-2017

Posted by Shahzada Choudhury & filed under Community News.

The second round of the Community Radio Fund in 2016-17 is open for applications from 19 October until 5pm on Wednesday 16 November 2016. The awarding Panel will meet in January 2017 to consider the applications. Grants can only be made to community radio licensees in the UK, who are Read more +

Five community radio licence awards in the south east of England

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Radio Industry, Resources.

Ofcom has awarded five community radio licences in May 2016. The licences are for services in the south east England region (outside the M25). Ofcom has made a licence award to each of the following: Vectis Radio (Vectis Radio Limited) Newport, Isle of Wight Andover Radio (Andover Radio Limited), Andover, Read more +

Dale Brown, East Coast FM

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Resources.

Here’s the story of Dale Brown who presented his first show on East Coast FM this week and will present every other week going forward. Dale Brown, from Dunbar, has cerebral palsy and took to the airwaves for his first-ever radio show thanks in part to a clever bit of Read more +

Community Radio Fund Round 1, 2016-to-2017

Posted by Shahzada Choudhury & filed under Community News.

Ofcom has announced that the Community Radio Fund 2016 – 2017 has opened for applications. Funding is available to not-for-profit radio stations that have a social purpose, and work to involve their target community in running the service. Funding will be available to Community Radio Stations towards their core running costs. Read more +

Entries now open for the Community Radio Awards 2016

Posted by Shahzada Choudhury & filed under Community News, Radio Industry.

Entries for the not-for-profit Community Radio Awards are now open. Stations, management staff and volunteers from Ofcom-licenced community stations are all eligible to submit entries through the easy online system. Each entry is £5, to be submitted via the awards portal – located at judgify.me/communityradioawards – and there is no limit to the number of Read more +

Five community radio licence awards in the south east of England: April 2016

Posted by Shahzada Choudhury & filed under Community News.

Ofcom has awarded five community radio licences in April 2016. The licences are for services in the south east England region (outside the M25). Ofcom has made a licence award to each of the following: Red Kite Radio (Red Kite Radio and Media Limited), Haddenham (Buckinghamshire) and Thame (Oxfordshire) Red Read more +

103 The Eye Weekend of Events

Posted by Shahzada Choudhury & filed under Community News.

Picture caption: 103 The Eye presenter Keith Galloway (on the right) with Liam Burke, from Broadcast Radio Ltd, who demonstrated studio equipment and music playout systems during the networking day. Directors and managers of community radio stations from across the UK converged on Melton on Saturday to take part in an Read more +

Directors confirm The Hub will stay on air, with newly appointed management and outside investment.

Posted by Shahzada Choudhury & filed under Community News.

After last week’s disappointing news that The Hub community radio station would be closing down and switching off its transmitters, we are extremely pleased to announce the station will now continue to broadcast for the foreseeable future. Last week’s public announcement prompted an influx of offers of support, from a Read more +

Hermitage FM Receives High Sheriff’s Award

Posted by Shahzada Choudhury & filed under Community News.

Jon and Jan Sketchley were honoured to be invited to attend the High Sheriff Handover and Declaration ceremony at The Town Hall in Leicester on Friday 8 April 2016  where, on behalf of Hermitage FM, they were delighted to receive a High Sheriff’s Award  from the outgoing High Sheriff, Gordon Arthur. Hermitage FM Read more +

Community Radio Networking & Information Day, 16th April, Melton Mowbray

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Events, Radio Industry, Training.

103 The Eye is holding its second annual Community Radio Networking And Information Day in Melton Mowbray on Saturday, 16 April 2016 and those involved in the sector are very welcome to attend.This follows the success of the inaugural event held last year by the award-winning station which recently celebrated its 10th anniversary of Read more +

Community Radio Awards to recognise work of volunteers

Posted by Shahzada Choudhury & filed under Community News.

A brand new awards ceremony for community radio stations is to recognise the hard work of thousands of dedicated volunteers across the UK. Award submissions will open in May, with a ceremony to be held in the Autumn, of which more details will be announced soon. Martin Steers, awards chair, Read more +

Community Media Conference 2016 – Join us on Saturday 10th September –

Posted by Shahzada Choudhury & filed under Community News, Events.

The Community Media Conference 2016 is the premier community media event in the UK and open to everyone involved in and interested in community media and community radio. Presented by the Community Media Association and hosted by the Birmingham School of Media (Faculty of Arts, Design & Media) at Birmingham City University on Saturday 10th Read more +

Review of the approach to community radio Key Commitments

Posted by Shahzada Choudhury & filed under Community News.

Key Commitments are the part of a community radio licence which describes the type of service that the community radio station must provide, and include elements such as the nature of the programme output, and the ways in which the station will deliver community benefits. Ofcom published a consultation in Read more +

Soundart Radio up for The People’s Projects Lottery TV Vote

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Campaigns, Funding, Radio Industry.

“We are delighted that our project, Feeling Sound has been shortlisted as one of the People’s Projects for our region” writes Lucinda Guy of Soundart Radio. Feeling Sound is just one of five selected projects who may receive up to £50,000 of funding from the Big Lottery. It’s up to everyone Read more +

Penistone FM 95.7 up for The People’s Projects Lottery TV Vote

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Community News, Funding, Radio Industry.

Penistone FM and their training project “Evolve” is one of only five groups in South Yorkshire that have been shortlisted to compete for the public vote and up to £50,000 of Big Lottery cash in ITV’s The Peoples Projects TV competition. Penistone FM will make a bid for viewers support Read more +

Community Radio Network Hub launched Saturday 20th February

Posted by Shahzada Choudhury & filed under Community News, Events.

Left to right in photo: Bill Best, Community Media Association; Matthew Layton, Radio Response; Danny Lawrence, Gateway 97.8; David Harber, Radio Response; John Sketchley, Hermitage FM; Steven King Gateway 97.8, BHR 1287. Saturday 20th February saw the Community Radio Network Hub launch in the South East.  Some 26 radio stations were represented in Read more +

2016 Community Media Sector Survey

Posted by Shahzada Choudhury & filed under Radio Industry, TV.

The Community Media Association (CMA) is delighted to publish the 2016 Community Media Sector Survey. Information collected through this survey will help the CMA to provide the best possible support, both to our members and for the development of the sector overall, and to understand and communicate the value of Read more +

North Manchester FM is recruiting

Posted by Shahzada Choudhury & filed under Jobs, Radio Industry, Training.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to recruit a part-time Project Manager and a part-time Community Radio Trainer. Download NMFM Project Manager Job Description Download NMFM Community Radio Trainer Job Description Applications by CV and covering letter by email to recruitment@northmanchester.fm or by post to Lou Armer, North Manchester FM, Manchester Communication Academy, Read more +

Ujima Radio scoops its second major award within a year

Posted by Shahzada Choudhury & filed under Community News, Radio Industry.

Less than a year after the much loved community radio station was fighting for its life, Ujima Radio has won a second prestigious award: the 2015 MTM award for best Community Group in the South West. This award follows hot on the heels of receiving a National Diversity Award just Read more +

Hermitage FM – The Power of Community Radio

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Community News, Radio Industry.

              2015 has been a fantastic year for Hermitage FM in Coalville, Leicestershire. A few of the highlights from this year include: March Hermitage FM was invited to cover the re-internment of King Richard III at Leicester Cathedral. May Hermitage FM held a Street Read more +

Unity 101 Community Radio station celebrates a decade of success with its biggest celebrations to date

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Radio Industry.

10 Years 24/7 in the Community The South’s leading Asian and ethnic community radio station, Unity 101 Community Radio, will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary over three spectacular days. The Southampton-based station’s celebrations will reflect its decade of successes and its positive impact on community cohesion and diversity across Hampshire. The Read more +

Resonance Extra launches 1st December 2015!

Posted by Shahzada Choudhury & filed under Radio Industry.

Resonance, London’s extraordinary, multiple award-winning arts-focused broadcast platform, announces the launch of a new DAB service – Resonance Extra – in Brighton and Hove. The 24/7 radio station starts broadcasting on Tuesday 1st December 2015 at 2pm, becoming the latest addition to the Brighton and Hove Radio digital multiplex. With a Read more +

Launch of West Wolds Radio

Posted by Shahzada Choudhury & filed under Radio Industry.

East Yorkshire MP Sir Greg Knight has officially launched the newest radio station in the country. Picture above: Sir Greg Knight MP (right) and West Wolds Radio presenter Tony Barker. The MP was the first guest on Pocklington-based West Wolds Radio which went live on Sunday 29thNovember  at 10.31am on 103.1FM Read more +

News from West Wolds Radio – MP to Switch on New Radio Station in East Yorkshire

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Radio Industry.

East Yorkshire MP Sir Greg Knight is to officially launch the newest radio station in the country. West Wolds Radio will go on the air on Sunday 29th November at 10.31am on 103.1FM and online from studios in Pocklington. The station, run by volunteers, will broadcast a daily mix of music, news, features, Read more +