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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.

2024-25 Community Radio Fund open for applications

Posted: 22nd May 2024

2024-25 Community Radio Fund open for applications The first round of the 2024/25 Community Radio Fund has opened for applications from eligible stations and will close at 5pm on Friday 14th June 2024.

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Radio and TV move out of London

Posted: 27th December 2023

Radio and TV move out of London New data released by Ofcom shows that more and more TV and radio jobs are now based outside of the capital

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Celebrating Local Radio Day 2023

Posted: 20th October 2023

Celebrating Local Radio Day 2023 Today (Friday 20 October 2023) we're celebrating Local Radio Day and the benefits local radio brings to their communities. And this year it's about celebrating your community heroes.

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Applications have opened for RSL licences for March and April 2024

Posted: 1st September 2023

Applications have opened for RSL licences for March and April 2024 Have you applied for your RSL licence if you want to broadcast between Wednesday 6 March and Sunday 14 April 2024?

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One month left for DAB applications in London and South East

Posted: 30th April 2023

One month left for DAB applications in London and South East Time is running out for applications to run small-scale DAB in South East England, including London. Ofcom's fifth round of applications for small-scale DAB closes on 31st May 2023.

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More plans to switch off AM transmitters

Posted: 17th February 2023

More AM transmitters are set to be switched off as Ofcom consults on plans by talkSPORT to switch off four of their 22 AM transmitters.

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New functionality for meetings

Posted: 3rd February 2023

New functionality for meetings We've been busy adding extra functions to make organising meetings easier

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Applications for third round of small-scale DAB licences open

Posted: 26th January 2022

Applications for third round of small-scale DAB licences open 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

Applications open for national FM licence for additional services 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

Second batch of small-scale DAB licences awarded 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 looking to award small-scale FM licences as part of a trial 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

New Style Radio fined for late submission of finance report 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

First small-scale DAB multiplex licences awarded 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 support for community radio 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

More Government support for community radio stations 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

Ujima Radio fined for failure to provide finance report? 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

Norwich Community Radio Station Releases Charity Single 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

Government supports 31 radio stations to help them stay on air 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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