Ofcom awards three new community radio licences in Northampton

22 July 2020

Ofcom has today announced the award of three new community radio licences in Northampton.

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.

Just under 300 community radio stations are currently on air.

The three new community radio licences have been awarded to:

Inspiration FM will serve underrepresented ethnic minority communities in Northampton with the specific aim of promoting social inclusion. The service has held a community radio licence for 10 years.

Embrace Radio is for all members of the community within the Northampton area, with a focus on regular local news.

Revolution Radio will serve the diverse ethnic communities of Northampton, but also intends to appeal to a wider audience to facilitate links with marginalised communities.

The licences are awarded for a five-year period. A statement (PDF, 189.4 KB) setting out the main determining factors for the award of the licences above can be found on the Ofcom website.