Volunteers at Bradley Stoke Radio are today celebrating the award of a full-time FM licence from the broadcasting regulator Ofcom.
The local group is one of four community radio stations that were successful in the south-west region, from a total of seven applicants.
Neighbouring station GLOSS FM (formerly Thornbury FM) also applied for a full-time licence but was rejected due to the lack of a suitable FM frequency.
The licence awarded by Ofcom allows a 3km coverage area, rather than the 5km the station had wanted, due the limited number of frequencies available in the area.
Bradley Stoke Radio is currently in the middle of a two-week FM broadcast period but has mostly been streaming its output on the internet.
Community radio services are provided on a not-for-profit basis focusing on the delivery of specific social benefits to enrich a particular geographical community or a community of interest.
Read more: Exciting News for Bradley Stoke Radio
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