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Radio Broadcast Update October 2010

Published 02|11|10


Commercial Radio 

Licences issued in this period

Licence Type Licensee Service Name/description
Local DSP* Crown House Media Ltd World Rally Radio/Commentary, interviews and reaction from Round 13 of the 2010 World Rally Championship. (Broadcasting 10 -15 November inc.)
Local DSP* Digital Programme Services Ltd NME Radio/A presenter-led music intensive service incorporating cutting-edge sub-genres of rock and dance music with an emphasis on emerging talent, live music and UK festivals

*Digital Sound Programme Service

 

Services which have ceased to be licensed (handed back or revoked) in this period

There were no licences revoked/handed back in this period.

 

Licence renewals granted in this period

Twelve-year renewals have been granted to the following:

Licencee/Service New expiry date
Pirate FM Ltd / Pirate FM (Cornwall) 02 April 2023
Celador Radio (Portsmouth) Ltd / The Breeze (Portsmouth) 18 September 2022

 

Analogue station Format Changes

Each station has as part of its licence a 'Format', which outlines the essential nature of the service and details any specific expectations of that service.
Any changes to a Format can only be made by following the correct procedure and with the appropriate permission from Ofcom.

Jack FM (Bristol)
Published 29|10|10

The Breeze (Portsmouth)
Published 29|10|10

The Breeze (Southampton)
Published 29|10|10

The Breeze (Winchester)
Published 29|10|10

The Coast 106
Published 29|10|10

Ofcom also published during this period consultation documents on proposed changes to the Formats of the following services:

Star Radio (Bristol)

Kiss 100/Kiss 101/Kiss 105

 

Content Sampling Reports

Ofcom ensures that an individual station is meeting its Format requirements by listening to that station's output - a process which we refer to as 'content sampling'. The sampling of a particular station may be prompted by a complaint concerning a Format-related issue, or may be entirely routine.

L107 (Lanarkshire)
Published 02|11|10

Total Star (Bridgwater), Total Star (Swindon), and Total Star (Bath)
Published 18|10|10

 


Community Radio  

Community Radio Fund Round 2, 2010-to-2011

The second round for funding applications to the Community Radio Fund in 2010/11 opened on Tuesday 12 October 2010 and will close at close of play on Tuesday 9 November 2010. The awarding Panel will meet on 24 January 2011 to consider the applications.

Grants can only be made to community radio licensees who are broadcasting under a community radio licence (and not an RSL, for example) and which are on-air by the time the Panel meets in January.

The latest application form and guidance notes are available at www.ofcom.org.uk/radio/ifi/rbl/commun_radio/Communityfund/. Please also see statements detailing the outcome of previous Panel meetings.

For further information, please contact Ofcom's Community Radio Team via email: community.radio@ofcom.org.uk, or by telephone 020 7981 3870.

 

Licences issued in this period

Service Name Licensee Location
CAM FM Cambridge and Anglia Ruskin Student Radio Limited Cambridge

 

Services which have ceased to be licensed (handed back or revoked) in this period

There were no licences revoked/handed back in this period.

 

Licence extensions granted in this period

A five year extension has been granted to the following:

Service name Licensee Location New expiry date
Down FM South Eastern Regional College Downpatrick, Northern Ireland 29 March 2016
Tempo 107.4 FM Wetherby Community Radio Ltd Wetherby, West Yorkshire 10 September 2016

 

Licence transfers in this period

Service Name Location New Licensee
Ujima Radio Bristol Ujima Radio CIC

 

Key commitments changes

Each station has as part of its licence 'Key Commitments' which outline the essential nature of the service and details any specific expectations of that service.

Any changes to the key commitments can only be made by following the correct procedure and with the appropriate permission from Ofcom.

Blyth Valley Radio
Published 02|11|10

 

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