Decision - Retrocadia Limited

Published: 16 June 2023
Last updated: 16 June 2023

Shoreline FM was a community radio service for Dymchurch and the surrounding areas of Romney Marsh, which was provided by Retrocadia Limited ("Retrocadia"). The station is now called Cinque Ports Radio.

Ofcom has imposed a £400 financial penalty on Retrocadia Limited after our investigation found that it had failed to comply with the conditions of its licence.

In our decision published on 24 January 2022 in issue 443 of Ofcom’s Broadcast and On Demand Bulletin (PDF, 298.4 KB), Ofcom found that Retrocadia had failed to meet a number of its Key Commitments between March 2020 and October 2021 and was therefore in breach of Licence Conditions 2(1) and 2(4) of its licence. Retrocadia Limited failed to comply with its requirements to broadcast original output and broadcast from a studio within its licensed coverage area. It also failed to enable members of the target community to become involved in the operation and management of the service. These failures meant that the service provided by Licensee did not have the fundamental characteristics of a community radio station.

Ofcom has imposed a financial penalty of £400 on Retrocadia Limited.

Sanction decision - Retrocadia Limited (PDF, 274.7 KB)

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