Ofcom OKs Five New U.K. Community Stations
March 26, 2008 at 5:28 AM (PT)
U.K. radio regulator OFCOM has awarded six new community radio licenses. The low-power stations cover limited areas and are operated on a not-for-profit basis. OFCOM rejected applications for stations in SCUNTHORPE and MANSFIELD while granting the six new station licenses.
The new stations include PEACE FM, to offer programming for the African Caribbean community in the MOSS SIDE area of central MANCHESTER; NORTH MANCHESTER FM; BOLTON FM; LINDUM RADIO, targeting seniors in LINCOLN; BOUNDARY SOUND, serving NEWARK ON TRENT, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE and surrounding areas; and GRAVITY FM, serving GRANTHAM, LINCOLNSHIRE. The stations have been awarded five-year terms.