Ofcom Awards of Community Radio licences – Round 3 - 12 December 2013
Ofcom has not granted the application by South Northumberland Radio Group for a full time community radio licence for Synergy to broadcast on FM to people in south east Northumberland.
After six years of hard work by the Group to establish a genuinely accessible community radio station and two well received 28-day FM broadcasts, the decision of Ofcom is a great disappointment not only to our members and volunteers but also to the many individuals and organisations in the area that have supported our efforts since 2008.
We believe that the broadcasting service we provided did much to ease social isolation and meet the information needs of the communities and public at large in south east Northumberland.
We would like to place on record our grateful thanks to everyone who supported our proposals.
We wish Koast well in its endeavours in fulfilling its obligations to provide the type of community radio service the area deserves, and our listeners have come to expect, as the result of the award of a full time licence.
The Group will meet in the very near future to consider its future.