Eden FM Radio

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Eden FM Radio (Penrith)
Broadcast area Penrith, Appleby-in-Westmorland, Langwathby, Greystoke, Shap and villages
Slogan Your Voice, Your Choice in the Community
Frequency 107.5 MHz FM, Online
First air date 22 November 2011
Format Community Radio
Owner Independent
Website www.edenfm.co.uk

Eden FM is a community radio station serving Penrith and the Eden Valley in Cumbria. The studios are located in the Ullswater Road Business Park on Ullswater Road in Penrith.[1]

The campaign for a local station was launched in June 2010 and studios were switched on in November 2011.[2]

Run by volunteers, the non-profit organisation, recently applied to Ofcom for a full-time community radio licence on an FM frequency in the community radio licensing: third round for the North East of England and Cumbria.[3]

Currently broadcasting full-time online and on 107.5 FM, the station completed three 28-day restricted service licence broadcasts in November - December 2011, followed by a couple more in June - July 2012 and November - December 2012.[4]

Eden FM submitted an application for a full-time license in January 2013[5] and was awarded a 5-year license in October of that year.[6]

Local towns and villages covered by Eden FM Radio include Penrith, Appleby-in-Westmorland, Langwathby, Greystoke, Shap, Skelton and Melmerby.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Community radio back on air". Cwherald.com. 15 June 2012. Retrieved 21 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Eden FM on air". Cwherald.com. 2 December 2011. Retrieved 21 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Ofcom | Community Radio Licence Applicants – Region 4 NE England, Cumbria and N Yorkshire". Licensing.ofcom.org.uk. Retrieved 21 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "Radio station Eden FM back on air (From The Westmorland Gazette)". Thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk. 28 November 2012. Retrieved 21 April 2014. 
  5. ^ "Lucky 13 apply for North East, North Yorks and Cumbria licences | Community Media Association". Commedia.org.uk. 8 February 2013. Retrieved 21 April 2014. 
  6. ^ "Ofcom | Two community radio licence awards: October 2013". Licensing.ofcom.org.uk. Retrieved 21 April 2014. 

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Coordinates: 54°39′27″N 2°45′42″W / 54.657386°N 2.761568°W / 54.657386; -2.761568