Radio team makes progress in campaign to get permanent FM licence

November 24 2017

THE team behind Thornbury’s community radio has been invited to submit information to regulator Ofcom in its bid to get a permanent FM broadcast licence.

THE team behind Thornbury’s community radio has been invited to submit information to regulator Ofcom in its bid to get a permanent FM broadcast licence.

GLOSS FM can currently be heard online but its management wants more listeners to be able to hear programmes through their radios.

It will now put in an “expression of interest” for a local service, which it said would open the door to the station being able to permanently transmit an FM signal to the area.

GLOSS FM said Ofcom had until now refused to grant the licence so it complained to the regulator’s chief executive, Sharon White, and received support from Thornbury and Yate MP Luke Hall.

Station director Glyn Roylance said: “There is still a long way to go before the next stage when OFCOM invites applications.”