Ofcom awards three new community radio licences in Northampton

22 Jul 2020 03:39 PM

Ofcom yesterday 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.