Ofcom awards six new community radio licences in Scotland
17 January 2013
Ofcom has today announced the award of six new community radio licences for services in Scotland.
Community radio services are provided on a not-for-profit basis focusing on the delivery of specific social benefits to a particular geographical community or a community of interest.
The awards are to:
- K-Town FM, Kinglassie and surrounding area, Fife
- KYFM, Kirkcaldy, Fife
- Nevis Radio, Fort William and surrounding area, Scottish Highlands
- Irvine Beat FM, parts of Irvine, North Ayrshire
- Keith Community Radio, Moray
- Deveron FM, Banff and Macduff, Aberdeenshire
Details of these new community radio services are as follows:
Address:The Old Library Building, 34a Main Street, Kinglassie, Fife KY5 0XA
Phone Number: 01592 882120
K-Town FM will provide a community radio service catering for the people of the former mining communities of Kinglassie and surrounding towns and villages.
Address:20 Windmill Road, Kirkcaldy KY1 3AQ
Phone Number:01592 655309
KYFM will serve the town of Kirkcaldy and surrounding areas in Fife.
Address: The Studio, Ben Nevis Estate, Fort William PH33 6PR
Phone Number: 01397 700007 or 07825 176546
This community radio service will provide an all-inclusive service to people living in or visiting Lochaber in the Scottish Highlands. As a result of being awarded this new licence, Nevis Radio will be required to surrender its existing commercial radio licence.
Irvine Beat FM
Address:27 Hazeldene Park, Kilwinning KA13 7HX
Phone Number: 01294 553810 or 07596 982749
Irvine Beat FM will serve people in the Fullarton, Harbourside, Redburn, Vineburgh and Castlepark areas of Irvine. The station output will have a particular emphasis placed on the improving the health and general well-being of the residents.
Keith Community Radio
Address:Seafield Studios, 59a Land Street, Keith, Moray AB55 5AN
Phone Number:01542 887548
Keith Community Radio will provide a service for people who live in Moray.
Contact: Lynn Rae
Address: Unit 3a, 83 North Castle Street, Banff, Aberdeenshire AB45 1JJ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone Number:01261 812000 or 07988 975615
Deveron FM will broadcast a community radio service for the population of Banff, Macduff and surrounding areas.
Licences are awarded for a five-year period.
A statement setting out the main determining factors for the award of the community radio licences referred to above will be published on our website in due course.
Ofcom recently announced that over 200 community radio stations are now on air.
NOTES FOR EDITORS
- In addition to the licence awards detailed above, Ofcom considered one further application, but decided not to award a licence to the following group:
- Generate Radio, the county of Berwickshire.
- Applications for community radio licences are being invited on a region-by-region basis. Further details can be found on the Ofcom website at: http://licensing.ofcom.org.uk/radio-broadcast-licensing/community-radio/apply-for-licence/