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Bradley Stoke Radio launches FM service

Posted on Saturday 14th September 2013 at 10:59 pm by SH (Editor)

Becky Ward launches Bradley Stoke Radio's FM service.

Bradley Stoke Radio (BSR) has begun broadcasting on FM, nearly two years after being offered a full-time licence by Ofcom.

The community radio station previously broadcast on FM for two short periods in June and December 2011, under a Restricted Service Licence (RSL), and since then has been streaming programmes over the internet.

Based at the Brook Way Activity Centre, in accommodation provided at a peppercorn rent by Bradley Stoke Town Council, the station says its new FM channel can be received loud and clear in Bradley Stoke, Little Stoke, Stoke Lodge, Stoke Gifford, Frampton Cotterell, Patchway and Winterbourne.

The first official programme on the new FM frequency of 103.4 MHz went out just after 6pm on Friday (13th September), presented by Becky Ward (pictured).

Programmes broadcast on Friday included the Pick and Mix Show, the Rock Show and Metal to Midnight.

Community-focussed programmes in the station’s weekly schedule include the Sport Show (Sundays at 6pm) and the School Show (Mondays at 6pm).

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Radio station awarded full-time FM licence by Ofcom

Posted on Thursday 8th December 2011 at 1:24 pm by SH (Editor)

Bradley Stoke Radio

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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Bradley Stoke Radio starts two week FM transmission

Posted on Sunday 4th December 2011 at 2:35 pm by SH (Editor)

Launch of Bradley Stoke Radio's second FM transmission

Bradley Stoke Radio has begun its second FM transmission period – running from Saturday 3rd December to Saturday 17th December.

A countdown in the Town Square at noon on Saturday [audio clip] was followed by a two-hour programme with guest appearances from the presenters who will be fronting shows over the next fortnight.

The station staged it first FM transmission during two weeks in June, to coincide with the Bradley Stoke Community Festival. Since then, it has been broadcasting on the internet only.

Bradley Stoke Radio can be heard for the next two weeks on 87.7 FM.

Read on for more photos from the launch event »

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Bradley Stoke Radio to broadcast on FM in lead up to Christmas

Posted on Wednesday 19th October 2011 at 8:25 am by SH (Editor)

Bradley Stoke Radio: Launch Day (June 2011)

Bradley Stoke Radio is feeling festive right now with the news that Ofcom has granted the station an FM broadcast licence for a two week period in December.

From 3rd to 17th December the station will be broadcasting on 87.7 FM to the local community – and beyond. The team are already planning the schedule and have dusted off the Christmas tracks ready for a festive programme of community chat, music and news in the lead up to holiday period.

This will be the station’s second FM broadcast period, following its inaugural terrestrial transmission over a fortnight in June.

The team are looking forward to a busy time preparing for the FM broadcast and will be attending various local events in November and December including the Bradley Stoke Fireworks Display on Sunday 6th November.

Bradley Stoke Radio currently broadcasts seven days a week online and can be found on iTunes and Tune-in Radio as well as via their website

More: Find out how to get involved with Bradley Stoke Radio »

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