Community radio stations in Lancashire
Not-for-profit radio station operated, owned, and influenced by the communities they serve.
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Why: Community radio stations provide a new voice for hundreds of local communities across the UKHow it works: Community radio stations are regulated by Ofcom and typically cover a small geographical area with a coverage radius of up to 5km, and are run on a not-for-profit basis. They can cater for whole communities or for different areas of interest - such as a particular ethnic group, age group or interest group.Volunteers are given training and guidance before they go on air and work on a rota basis. They are involved in a variety of different roles, including production, editing and broadcasting.Benefits: It allows people with very little or no experience build new skills and achieve their dreams of being on the airwaves. Community radio reflects a diverse mix of cultures and interests and provide a rich mix of locally-produced content.
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