After almost two years as an Internet only radio station, it is with great pleasure to announce Croydon FM CIC has officially been awarded an FM Radio licence by U.K. communications regulator Ofcom. In a recent update, Ofcom declared "This will be the last round of community radio licensing on FM or AM for the foreseeable future."
The licence has been granted for a service designed to cover Croydon and the surrounding area. Our Management team would like to take this opportunity to thank the entire Croydon FM family, our world-wide listeners, followers on social media and members across the community who have supported Croydon FM endlessly along the way - Stay tuned as the journey continues!
Croydon FM CIC was setup independently by Social Entrepreneur and Croydon resident Clive Campbell as a Community-led online Radio service offering listeners a range of daily shows consisting of music and discussions such as mental health, crime, life aspirations and personal development.
Live shows are conducted by voluntary members who are based in and around Croydon who also have creative control of their show, so long as they adhere to Ofcom regulations and to the objectives of Croydon FM CIC.
Croydon FM offers local people a first step into an industry that’s often hard to access.
In addition to live shows, Croydon FM continuously extend its training services in the effort to engage young people based in Croydon through a series of Radio Production workshops known as The Youth Project.
As a project Croydon FM began roughly 3 years ago. A pivotal piece of information gathered through research at the time unearthed the lack of opportunities in Croydon for local people to learn skills in DJ’ing, Radio production and other creative media.
Clive’s vision of creating social change in Croydon was to create a credible platform which brought various members of the community together to share different musical interests, cultural experiences and training in Radio production whilst providing a Community Radio Service in Croydon. As a former Recording Artist, Clive acknowledges the importance of championing local talent by providing an outlet for their material to be heard.
Since securing a long-term premises in St George's Walk (central Croydon) and launching live shows in June 2018, Croydon FM have recorded over 1000 live shows and have over 40 members within its community group - this is set to grow exponentially with the new FM service providing opportunities in voluntary employment for local people.
Croydon FM's impact within the community earned 'Business In The Community' at the
Croydon FM CIC is a platform for members of the community from different backgrounds to express themselves through music and discussion.
We’re always on the look out for new local talent covering a range of roles including Writers, Producers, Presenters and Social Media Managers. If you would like information on becoming a Croydon FM CIC member please firstname.lastname@example.org Get in touch today!
Subscribe to the Croydon FM newsletter to be updated with our progress.
Full Ofcom article can be found here
Croydon FM - Community Radio. Music for You™