Community radio coverage improvements - March 2019

During 2018, Ofcom invited community radio stations to submit requests for coverage improvements and extensions if they wished. During the last month the services listed below have had their requests provisionally agreed, subject to the new technical arrangements going through our usual formal clearance process (this includes Ofcom liaising with a number of outside agencies before changes can be implemented).

Service name Location
Belfast 89FM Belfast
Castledown FM Tidworth/Ludgershall, Wiltshire
Radio Panj Coventry

I think that’s two I applied for that have gone through now, or is it 3?

I think the moral of the story is apply for something sensible with good backing technical justification and you get it.

Although we did ask for considerably more for Panj’s but they said it would be a coverage extension. Still 200w or whatever they have should give 50-60 miles good coverage hopefully, one compensation for being on AM.