Press Releases

On this page, you’ll find copies of all our press releases.

Ofcom awards Winchester Radio an FM licence

‘Radio for Winchester, From Winchester, By Winchester’ has taken a step closer today with the awarding of a community radio licence to local volunteer-led charity, ‘Winchester Radio’. The charity applied to Ofcom for an FM community radio licence to serve the city of Winchester and the surrounding villages when the opportunity arose for community radio bids for the South East of England back in October. Today, Ofcom have announced that the business case and bid put forward by Winchester Radio has been successful. The station now has 2 years to organise planning permission for and to install a transmitter and…

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Local radio for Winchester, from Winchester, by Winchester

A charity is bidding to launch a new radio service to serve the city of Winchester, to keep older people engaged with their local community, promote healthier lifestyles, and reduce loneliness and social isolation. Winchester Radio promises to deliver local radio for Winchester, from Winchester and by Winchester. Unlike other radio stations in the past that have broadcast from the city and had to close, merge, or move, Winchester Radio, as a charity, will not be affected by commercial interests, buy-outs or take-overs. Its overall aim will be to promote the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle, and the importance…

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