Friday, 11 October 2013

Sustainability of small radio stations

Dear Graham Jones, Thank you for your interest in the sustainability of small local radio stations as mentioned in the Lancashire Telegraph dated 27th September 2013:

http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/10704397.Hyndburn_MP_fears_for_small_radio_stations/
The Community Media Association is a non-profit making organisation founded in 1983 to support community radio – and our remit has expanded over time to include local and community television, and community-based Internet projects. The CMA represents the community media sector to Government, industry and regulatory bodies.
Our membership currently exceeds 600, bringing together established organisations, aspirant groups and individuals within the sector. The CMA provides a range of advice, information and consultancy, offering support to anyone with an interest in the sector.
The window with Ofcom for applying for a community radio licence in your area is currently open until 15th October and we expect that a significant number of applications will be submitted:

http://licensing.ofcom.org.uk/radio-broadcast-licensing/community-radio/apply-for-licence/timetable

We are in constant contact with DCMS on behalf of community and small commercial broadcasters. If you would like to meet to discuss this matter further then we would be delighted to be able to update you on our work.

Yours sincerely
Jaqui Devereux
Director
Community Media Association

http://www.commedia.org.uk/
http://twitter.com/community_media
https://www.facebook.com/CommunityMediaAssociation
t: +44 (0)114 279 5219

Canstream Internet Radio & Video
http://www.canstream.co.uk/