Two new minority language community radio stations on either side of the Bann

OFCOM has announced five new community radio licenses today, of which one will be going Irish Gaelic and the other Ullans…

In its application, fUSe FM said it will “reflect the traditions, language and culture of Ulster Scots in Ballymoney and surrounding areas”.

Raidió G said in its application that it “will serve the Irish language community, and those with an interest in Irish language and culture within the broader English-speaking community, in the Greater Maghera Area in south County Derry”.

Among other community radio licences awarded by Ofcom is one for Belfast FM, which will serve over 55s in the city. Licences were also awarded to Chaine FM (Larne Borough) and Bridge FM (Portadown).

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