More Community Stations for Northampton

Unique circumstances will lead to Northampton gaining an extra two community stations.

Inspiration FM, an existing station, had previously missed a deadline to apply for a new license to continue broadcasting. This resulted in Ofcom opening a special window for applications for community radio licenses in Northampton.

This resulted in three applications, including a new application from Inspiration FM to continue broadcasts. All three applications have been awarded a license.

In addition to Inspiration FM, and existing community station N:Live, two new services will also launch:

Embrace Radio – for all members of the community within the Northampton area, with a focus on regular local news.

Revolution Radio – to serve the diverse ethnic communities of Northampton, also intending to appeal to a wider audience and facilitate links with marginalised communities.

The new licenses run for a period of 5 years.

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