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New licences for community radio
A radio transmitter
Two new community radio licences have been given to Norfolk

Ofcom has awarded new community radio licences to Norfolk based stations Future Radio and Wayland Radio.

The radio stations, along with two others in Cambridge and Essex, have been given a five year license.

"Everyone at Future Radio is dedicated to the station and it's a brilliant reward for their efforts," said Future Radio's Thordis Fridriksson.

The licences have been granted based upon their potential to 'enrich a particular geographical community'.

Community radio services typically cover a small geographical area and the licenses are provided on a not-for-profit basis.

Future Radio, which has been broadcasting from West Norwich since August 2007, has now been accepted to provide a service to the whole of Norwich.

"It's great now we can have a stronger transmitter to reach more people, I'm so very excited!" said Thordis.

"This gives us the ability to keep producing fantastic content aimed at the local community," she added.

Wayland Radio will now have the ability to broadcast to Swaffham, Watton and surrounding villages in central Norfolk.

Having a focus on social integration and cultural awareness, the station will also broadcast programmes in other languages, serving the needs of migrant workers in the area.




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