Ofcom has been busy of late, giving permanent community radio licenses to three United Kingdom media operations. One goes to Endeavor Radio of the Boston/Lincolnshire area. Endeavor started out with a temporary license in 2006 (its name was Stump Radio back in those days). Then it toggled between Internet broadcasting alone and Internet/FM service, covering a wide range of community events.
In 2012 alone the Endeavor coverage roster included the following (via its about page): “Boston Marketplace re-opening, Boston Music Festival, Butterfly Hospice bike ride, Boston Jubilee Picnic in the Park, Boston Standard 100th Anniversary (Blackfriars), Boston Olympic Torch relay, Sibsey village fete, Boston Community Showcase, Boston United commentary, Boston Christmas lights switch-on, and the Boston Christmas Market.”
Licenses also went to Nova FM of Newport, Shropshire and Radio Newark of Newark on Trent, Nottinghamshire. Nova has already announced that it will start broadcasting as a community signal in 2015. I’m enjoying the Nova presenter biographies, among them one for Angie Price, “known around Nova FM towers as Doris Whiplash for reasons that will scar the most fragile of minds!” More bios here.