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Ofcom has today announced the award of six new community radio licences in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.

At the same time, four other community radio applicants were not given a licence to broadcast. Love Radio in the Medway Towns, Panj Pani Radio in Leamington Spa and Seagull FM in Torbay all missed out after Ofcom studied their applications. In addition, Ofcom decided not to consider an application from Radio Paisley Ltd.

The new stations will serve communities in Banbridge in County Down, Northern Ireland; Paisley in Renfrewshire, Scotland; Aberystwyth in Ceredigion, Wales; Burgess Hill in West Sussex; and South Dartmoor and Torbay in Devon.

The six new community radio licences have been awarded to:

Radio Aber (Radio Aber Limited)
Contact name: Al Frean

Radio Aber will broadcast to people in Aberystwyth and surrounding areas.

Bounce FM (Bounce FM)
Contact name: Robin Murray

Bounce FM will be a radio station for the people of Banbridge in Northern Ireland.

Burgess Hill Radio (Burgess Hill Community Radio CIC)
Contact name: Jerry Bradford

Burgess Hill Radio will be a community radio service for Burgess Hill, West Sussex.

Paisley FM (Paisley FM (2017) Limited)

Contact name: Robert McWilliam

Paisley FM will be a radio station for the people of Paisley and the surrounding areas in Renfrewshire, Scotland.

Riviera FM (Riviera FM Limited)
Contact name: Martin Foster

Riviera FM will serve Torbay and the surrounding area including Torquay, Paignton and Brixham (Devon).

Skylark (Skylark Sounds)
Contact name: Lucinda Guy

Skylark will serve the people of South Dartmoor, Devon.

Digital Radio UK has confirmed the speakers and location for the upcoming free Edinburgh digital radio event entitled ‘This is Radio’.

It’s happening on Thursday March 15th from 6pm till 8pm at The Place Hotel on York Place, close to Waverley rail station and Forth Radio.

This will be an opportunity to hear directly from the major broadcasters in Scotland, including the newly appointed Gareth Hydes, Commissioning Editor Radio, Music and Events, BBC Radio Scotland who will join Graham Bryce, Group Managing Director of Bauer City Network, Richard Bogie, General Manager News Scotland and Carol Wyper, Marketing Manager, Scottish Sun to talk about digital progress and the future of radio in Edinburgh and Scotland.

The event will be hosted by Stuart Barrie, Chair of Radio Academy Scotland and attendees will also hear from radio historian David Lloyd, who will look back on Edinburgh radio history in his inimitable style and an expert panel including Adam Findlay, Managing Director, New Wave Media.

Additionally, Digital Radio UK CEO, Ford Ennals, will look at the future of radio in a smart, voice-controlled world and the opportunity offered by small-scale DAB.

There will be a free welcome drink for attendees and an opportunity to win a digital radio. Attendance is open to all and is free of charge. Email Lucy Forster – – if you’d like to go.

Three radio presenters have agreed to have reductions to their salary reduced at the BBC after Carrie Gracie’s protest at unequal pay.

5 live’s Nicky Campbell told listeners to 5 live this morning that he is taking a pay cut, after breaking the news that Radio 2’s Jeremy Vine and Radio 4’s John Humphrys have agreed to reductions, either formally or in principle. Huw Edwards and Jon Sopel are also thought to be “on a list”.

The BBC told the BBC: “We’ve already set out a range of action we’re taking on fair pay, and we’ll have more to say on the issue next week.”

Jeremy Vine earned between £700,000 and £749,999 in 2016/17, John Humphrys earned between £600,000 and £649,999 in 2016/17 and Nicky Campbell earned between £400,000-£449,999.

Recently, BBC DG Lord Hall pledged to close the pay gap by 2020, saying the corporation should be “an exemplar of what can be achieved when it comes to pay, fairness, gender and representation”.

Christian O’Connell confirms Australia move

Absolute Radio breakfast presenter Christian O’Connell has confirmed he’s moving to Australia for work.

He tweeted a link to a story about him replacing a morning show duo at Gold FM in Melbourne. He said “So, Australia I’m coming. You are my new home. Please be my friend”.

He recently announced on-air he’s leaving the UK for a new big adventure, after 12 years on Absolute/Virgin.

Easy listening Gold FM is part of the Pure Gold network owned by Australian Radio Network. ARN’s National Content Director based in Sydney is Duncan Campbell, who was Group PD at GCap Media when Christian worked at the group.

Christian, who is thought to be starting in Australia “in a few months” will replace Jo Stanley and Anthony Lehmann who left the station recently.

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Gold FM’s Jo and Lehmo to be replaced by a British import

Gold FM has revealed who will replace Jo Stanley and Anthony Lehmann after the pair were shown the door despite securing the station’s best-ever breakfast results in a decade.


New programmes announced for BBC Radio 3

The BBC announced a raft of major new BBC classical music programmes in a day of BBC sessions at the Association of British Orchestra’s Conference in Cardiff.

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