Ofcom has today announced the award of two new community radio licences in the north of England.
Licences have been awarded to Candofm, for a service in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, and to Koast Radio, for a service in Ashington, Northumberland.
Community radio services are provided on a not-for-profit basis focusing on the delivery of specific social benefits to a particular geographical community or a community of interest.
Ofcom has awarded community radio licences to:
- Candofm (Furness College): Candofm will provide a community radio service for Barrow-in-Furness and the surrounding area, aimed at 16-40 year olds.
- Koast Radio (Koast Radio Limited): Koast Radio will provide a community radio service for the town of Ashington and surrounding villages in south east Northumberland.
Licences are awarded for a five-year period.
In addition to the licence awards detailed above, Ofcom considered two further applications, but decided not to award a licence to the following groups:
- Radio Northumberland (Radio Northumberland Limited)
- Synergy (South Northumberland Radio Group CIC), Bedlington, Northumberland;
DTG Staff | 12.12.2013