BREAKING: Park Radio awarded five-year full-time FM licence

Diss, Norfolk. Launch of Park Radio with BBC Look East's Stewart White pictured from left John Cross, Dave Williams and Chris Moyse ENGANL00120110405170641
Diss, Norfolk. Launch of Park Radio with BBC Look East's Stewart White pictured from left John Cross, Dave Williams and Chris Moyse ENGANL00120110405170641

Park Radio has been awarded a five-year full-time broadcasting licence by regulator Ofcom.

Broadcasting to about 50,000 people from Diss, Eye and Harleston, Park Radio director Chris Moyse said he hoped to have the station on the airwaves by Christmas.

“We got the area we wanted and the towns we wanted,” he said. “Now the hard work really begins in terms of getting the logistics, the advertising, the premises, getting the people and the cash together, and we are aiming to get on by Christmas.”

Park Radio, was formed in 2010 and has completed four successful 28-day test broadcasts, and involved in numerous events in the Diss Express area, including quizzes, fetes, and charity fundraisers.

In their reasoning, Ofcom’s Broadcast Licensing Committee (BLC) said that those links with the community gave the station potential to help deliver social gain to the area, while the successful temporary broadcasts had given them relevant broadcasting and fundrasing experience,

They added Park Radio had demonstrated strong support and demand for the service, as well as the backing of Diss Town Council.

Park Radio is also looking for volunteers to help, both on and off air. If you can help, visit the website at www.parkradio.co.uk.