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 today.
The six new community radio licences have been awarded to:
Radio Aber (Radio Aber Limited)
Contact name: Al Frean
Radio Aber will broadcast to people in Aberystwyth and surrounding areas.
Bounce FM (Bounce FM)
Contact name: Robin Murray
Bounce FM will be a radio station for the people of Banbridge in Northern Ireland.
Burgess Hill Radio (Burgess Hill Community Radio CIC)
Contact name: Jerry Bradford
Burgess Hill Radio will be a community radio service for Burgess Hill, West Sussex.
Paisley FM (Paisley FM (2017) Limited)
Contact name: Robert McWilliam
Paisley FM will be a radio station for the people of Paisley and the surrounding areas in Renfrewshire, Scotland.
Riviera FM (Riviera FM Limited)
Contact name: Martin Foster
Riviera FM will serve Torbay and the surrounding area including Torquay, Paignton and Brixham (Devon).
Skylark (Skylark Sounds)
Contact name: Lucinda Guy
Skylark will serve the people of South Dartmoor, Devon.
The licences are awarded for a five-year period. See our statement setting out the main determining factors for the award of these licences (PDF, 166.6 KB).
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