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The Media Operations System blog contains tips and advice on the various tools within the system as well as wider advice about radio stations.

Applications for third round of small-scale DAB licences open

Posted: 26th January 2022

Ofcom have opened applications for the third round of the small-scale DAB licences

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Applications open for national FM licence for additional services

Posted: 25th October 2021

Ofcom has opened applications for a national FM licence to run until April 2031 for additional services, currently operated by INRIX UK Ltd

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Second batch of small-scale DAB licences awarded

Posted: 31st March 2021

Ofcom has announced another four small-scale DAB licences

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Ofcom looking to award small-scale FM licences as part of a trial

Posted: 21st March 2021

Ofcom is looking to award around 10 small-scale FM licences as part of a trial of lower power and short range licences

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New Style Radio fined for late submission of finance report

Posted: 15th March 2021

A £2,000 fine has been issued by Ofcom to New Style Radio for failing to produce its annual finance report on time. New Style Radio is a community radio station based in Birmingham, broadcast...

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First small-scale DAB multiplex licences awarded

Posted: 18th February 2021

The first five small-scale DAB licences have been awarded in the UK

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Further Government support for community radio

Posted: 16th February 2021

Further Government financial aid has been provided to 53 community radio stations sharing the additional £200,000, on top of the usual £400,000 made available through the Community Radio F...

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KTV fined for serious broadcasting breaches

Posted: 12th February 2021

Ofcom has today imposed fines totalling £50,000 on Khalsa Television Limited (KTV) for serious breaches of our broadcasting rules. The investigation by Ofcom found that KTV aired a music vide...

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More Government support for community radio stations

Posted: 22nd December 2020

Ofcom has announced an extra round of funding to support community radio stations

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Ujima Radio fined for failure to provide finance report?

Posted: 11th December 2020

A £300 fine has been imposed on Bristol community radio station Ujima Radio for failing to produce its annual finance report on time by Ofcom. Ujima Radio was required to submit its 2018 fina...

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Norwich Community Radio Station Releases Charity Single

Posted: 21st October 2020

A community radio station in Norwich has released a single to help them fundraise to find a new home.

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Consultation on changes to broadcast licence conditions

Posted: 11th September 2020

A consultation has been launched into proposed changes to broadcast licence conditions that could apply to all broadcast licences. Ofcom claim these will be easier to use and understand and to deli...

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Government supports 31 radio stations to help them stay on air

Posted: 28th August 2020

Ofcom has today confirmed that 31 community radio stations will be receiving grants to help them stay on air, receiving a share of £73,658 tax payers money. In total 77 stations applied for a...

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Three new community radio licences awarded in Northampton

Posted: 24th July 2020

Ofcom has today announced the award of three new community radio licences in Northampton.

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Government bailout to 81 community radio stations

Posted: 4th June 2020

Having received 202 applications for a Government bailout, Ofcom has made it's first round of grants to struggling community radio stations

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Ofcom issues invitation for Northampton community radio licence

Posted: 15th May 2020

An invitation to apply for the FM community radio licence in Northampton has been issued today (Friday 15 May) by Ofcom. The current licence holder, Inspiration FM, stated their desire to continue ...

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Six new community radio stations award

Posted: 12th May 2020

Congratulations to the six new community radio stations that have been awarded licences by Ofcom today in England and Scotland. Licences have been awarded to: Croydon FM (Croydon FM C.I.C), Lond...

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Ofcom announces emergency funding details

Posted: 29th April 2020

Ofcom has announced details about emergency funding for community radio stations. The funding will come from the 2020/21 Community Radio Fund, redirecting the £400,000 fund to help stations stru...

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Helping hospital and community radio stations plan their shows

Posted: 13th April 2020

We're here to help hospital and community radio stations plan their shows. For any station that has commitments to produce a minimum number of hours each day to Ofcom, we're making our calendar planni...

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Support for hospital radio during coronavirus

Posted: 22nd March 2020

During these uncertain times we want to help hospital radio stations keep by offering the use of our calendar facility for free for six months. The calendar section of the Media Operations System allo...

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