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Community radio licensing process


Guidance and application materials

Community radio guidance (PDF, 511.1 KB)

Community Radio standard form licence (PDF, 283.0 KB)
A sample licence.

Community Radio standard form licence for those permitted a fixed revenue allowance (FRA) only from on-air advertising and sponsorship income (PDF, 280.0 KB)
A sample licence.

Choosing a transmitter site for you Community Radio station (YouTube video - also available with Welsh subtitles)

10 years of community radio licensing: Advice for licence applicants (PDF, 138.9 KB)

Community radio: volunteer input (PDF, 111.7 KB)
Guidelines for community radio stations that wish to use volunteer time as part of station turnover.

Application notices and lists of applicants

Invitation of applications for community radio licences in Northampton (PDF, 200.7 KB)

Applications received for community radio licences: March 2019

Applications for  community radio licences in areas overlapping with existing services
Invitation to apply, list of applicants, application forms received.

Applications for community radio licences in currently unserved areas
Invitation to apply, list of applicants, application forms received.

Licence awards

Six community radio licence awards: May 2020 (PDF, 176.7 KB)

Six community radio licence awards: March 2020 (PDF, 160.9 KB)Note: This statement has been revised to reflect the accurate coverage area for West Kent Radio.

Four community radio licence awards: February 2020 (PDF, 162.0 KB)

Four community radio licence awards: January 2020 (PDF, 162.8 KB)

Four community radio licence awards: December 2019 (PDF, 169.7 KB)

Rhoi pedwar trwydded radio cymunedol: Rhagfyr 2019 (PDF, 171.7 KB)

Two community radio licence awards: July 2018 (PDF, 160.4 KB)

Two community radio licence awards: May 2018 (PDF, 162.1 KB)

Eight community radio licence awards: April 2018 (PDF, 215.9 KB)
Note: This statement has been revised to include a condition which will apply to the Buchan Radio licence.

Eight community radio licence awards: March 2018 (PDF, 174.8 KB)

Four community radio licence awards: February 2018 (PDF, 521.1 KB)

Six community radio licence awards: January 2018 (PDF, 166.6 KB)

Seven community radio licence awards: December 2017 (PDF, 168.9 KB)

Nine community radio licence awards: October 2017 (PDF, 626.7 KB)

Compliance checklist for radio broadcast content (PDF, 161.0 KB)