June 20th, 2011
Ofcom has published the details of two licence breaches of two community radio stations.
We reported the case of the Scottish station Brick FM here, in February, when they had repeatedly failed to provide recordings of programmes so that the Ofcom team could assess the how the station was meeting its Key Commitments. Complaints had been received about the lack of live output. …
January 24th, 2011
The latest issue of Ofcom’s broadcast bulletin features a decision on the proportion of speech output from Blyth Valley FM. We know this will concern many who struggle with changing volunteers and skill sets and who are conscious of maintaining their speech commitments. As such, the judgement, in full, is as follows:
Failure to provide key commitments
Blyth Valley Radio
Blyth Valley Radio is a community radio station providing a service for the people of Southwold and surrounding villages in Suffolk. It has been on air since July 2009 and the output is presented by volunteers. The licence is held by Blyth Valley Community Radio (“the licensee”).