Caroline Dinenage celebrates Community Radio

Local MP Caroline Dinenage is celebrating two community radio stations that have been awarded licenses and are available in Gosport.

BFBS Portsmouth has been awarded their licence and is a radio station for the military community of the Naval Base and Royal Navy ships in Portsmouth.

Angel Radio is a community service for people aged 60+, it currently broadcasts a service to Havant, but as a result of this licence award the station will be able to expand its service.

Both of these community radio stations will be accessible in Gosport.

Community radio licences are awarded for a five-year period. These services are provided on a not-for-profit basis, focusing on the delivery of specific social benefits to a particular geographical community or a community of interest.

This year community radio, which offers thousands of volunteers the chance to get involved in broadcasting across the UK, is ten years old. The last decade has seen the number of community radio stations increase from just a handful to more than 240 stations, each reflecting the local needs and interests of its audience.

Commenting on the news, Caroline said

"It is fantastic that Gosport will now be able to access more community radio stations, specifically two which are aimed at over 60's and the military community."

For more details about BFBS Portsmouth please visit http://www.bfbs.com/ and for more details about Angel Radio please visit http://angelradio.co.uk/.