Ofcom has today announced the award of five new community radio licences in Peterborough, Norfolk and Suffolk.
Licences have been awarded to:
Peterborough FM (PACO Ltd)
Contact name: Dan Cissokho
Phone: 01733 564163
Peterborough FM will provide a community radio service for the general population of Peterborough.
Salaam Radio will provide a community radio service that will be predominantly for the Muslim population of Peterborough.
Brecks FM (Watton Radio Community Interest Company) in Watton, Norfolk
Contact name: Mr Roy Ivory
Phone: 01953 884266
Brecks FM will provide a locally-focused service for the town of Watton in Norfolk, and surrounding villages.
Park Radio (Park Radio Limited) in Diss, Harleston and Eye in Norfolk
Name: Chris Moyse
Mobile: 07798 648759
Park Radio will serve the rural communities of Diss, Harleston and Eye and surrounding villages located near the border between Norfolk and Suffolk.
Radio Castle will provide a service for the general population of Framlingham in Suffolk, and surrounding villages.
Community radio services are provided on a not-for-profit basis and focus on delivering specific social benefits to a local area or a community of interest. Over 200 community radio stations are broadcasting in the UK.
Community radio licences are awarded for a five-year period.
A statement setting out the main determining factors for the award of the community radio licence referred to above can be found on the Ofcom website.