Plymouth Community Radio – arts focused station awarded 5 year licence

Plymouth Community Radio has been awarded a 5 year community radio licence by Ofcom to broadcast live to the Plymouth area. The station will commence in 2013 and we expect that the licence will be renewed every 5 years.

Plymouth Community Radio has been formed out of a partnership of three organisations: eatmusic, Plymouth Arts Centre and Take a Part who all have experience of running radio stations. FreesoundFM, Efford Fm and eatmusic – online radio have been delivering community radio to Plymouth and beyond since 2007.

eatmusic is a Plymouth-based online radio station that broadcasts “original, underground and unsigned” music. Freesound FM is a radio project set up by Plymouth Arts Centre as a platform for the creative voice of Plymouth. Efford FM is a radio project representing neighbourhoods high on the indices of social deprivation delivered by a Take A Part.

The three organisations have collaborated to form Plymouth Community Radio, an arts focused station that aims to serve Plymouth and provide a platform for music and arts from the diverse communities of Plymouth.

The aims of Plymouth Community Radio include:

Provide a voice to communities in Plymouth who are otherwise not served by radio

Provide a platform for local creative people to promote their original work to a wider audience

Provide education and training in program making, technical production and radio presenting

Empower people to cultivate their own creativity and encourage understanding of contemporary culture

Promote community cohesion

Improve the skills and confidence of our contributors.

The full licence application is publicly available on the Ofcom website.

We are inviting proposals from individuals and organisations to contribute to the programming with the support of the Plymouth Community Radio team.

For further information or to send in a proposal contact info@plymouthcommunityradio.org.uk

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