Radio station secures FM licence

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Penwith Community Radio has been awarded an FM licence from regulator Ofcom.

The Penwith Community Radio team

The community radio station received the news as it marked its third anniversary of broadcasting a mixture of music, local news and interviews over the internet.

Dave Pascoe, one of the current station managers, said: “We’ve been working towards this since we first started broadcasting and to receive this licence is, in no small part, due to the dedication of the volunteers who put in so much effort in the day to day running of the station.

“In the words of Zane Ibrahim, We believe that community radio is 90% community and 10% radio. Clearly this is the ethos and approach that Ofcom appreciated.

“The next few months will obviously be pivotal in development of the station as there is a lot of work to be done before we can take advantage of Ofcom’s award and move Penwith Radio to the next level.”

Penwith Radio is expected to start live FM broadcasts sometime next year. In the meantime, it will continue online.

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