Our localness guidelines help local commercial radio stations meet their obligations to provide an appropriate amount of programmes including local material and locally made programmes. See our localness guidelines.
All licensed commercial radio broadcasters must complete the radio relevant turnover return every year for each licence they hold, unless specifically exempted. See information on submitting radio relevant turnover returns for commercial licence holders.
Community radio stations provide a new voice for hundreds of local communities across the UK. Fuelled by the hard work and enthusiasm of volunteers, they reflect a diverse mix of cultures and interests and provide a rich mix of mostly locally-produced content.
A Short Term Restricted Service Licence is a short-term radio licence broadcast on AM or FM analogue radio, granted for coverage of events, religious festivals or for trial broadcasts in preparation for applying for a longer-term licence. See guidance on applying for Restricted Service Licenses.
To provide us with the evidence we need to carry out our duties in the radio broadcasting sector, we carry out and publish market and consumer research, and collect data. See our radio broadcasting data and research.