Ofcom awards three new community radio licences in Scotland
Ofcom today announces the award of three new community radio licences for services in Scotland.
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. The new awards mean that 257 community radio licences have been awarded.
The awards are to:
- Sound of Mull Radio, Isle of Mull and Iona
- Camglen Radio, Cambuslang & Rutherglen
- Celtic Music Radio, Glasgow (this service will move from its current licence on AM to an FM frequency)
Details of these new community radio services are as follows:
Sound of Mull Radio (Isle of Mull and Iona)
Contact: Norman Quirk
Public Address: Sound of Mull Radio, Ardsorn, Raeric Road, Tobermory, Isle of Mull PA75 6PU
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone Number: 01688 301223
Sound of Mull Radio will serve the islanders living on the Isle of Mull & Iona. It will reflect the unique island life, culturally, linguistically and socially, and will give a voice to islanders.
Camglen Radio (Cambuslang & Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire)
Contact: Tam Curry
Public Address: Healthy n Happy, 57 Belmont Road, Whitlawburn, Cambuslang, South Lanarkshire, G72 8PG
Email Address: email@example.com
Phone Number: 0141 646 0123
Camglen Radio will be a local service for Cambuslang, Rutherglen and surrounding areas broadcasting content that reflects the interests, needs, richness and diversity of the communities served.
Celtic Music Radio (Glasgow)
Contact: Robert McWilliam
Public Address: Celtic Music Radio Ltd, Livingstone Tower, 26 Richmond Street, Glasgow G1 1XH
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone Number: 0141 548 3397 or 07980 953 107
Celtic Music Radio is a station for those with an interest in contemporary and traditional Scottish music and song. It currently broadcasts on AM, but as a result of this licence award the station can move onto FM and will return the AM licence.
Licences are awarded for a five-year period.
A statement setting out the main determining factors for the award of the community radio licences referred to above will be published on our website in due course.
NOTES FOR EDITORS
- In addition to the licence awards detailed above, Ofcom considered two further applications, but decided not to award a licence to the following groups:Paisley FM (Paisley)Ark FM (Glasgow)
- Applications for community radio licences are being invited on a region-by-region basis. Further details can be found on the Ofcom website.