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FM licence for Southwold radio station

PUBLISHED: 09:25 16 April 2009 | UPDATED: 08:57 06 July 2010

A COMMUNITY radio station which is based in a second world war bunker will be able to extend its broadcasts, now that it has been granted an FM licence.

A COMMUNITY radio station which is based in a second world war bunker will be able to extend its broadcasts, now that it has been granted an FM licence.

Blyth Valley Community Radio, based in the bunker in the grounds of St Felix School near Southwold, has just been told by Ofcom that it is going to be among the first community stations in the region to be given an FM licence.

The station launched online last June and is now expanding its broadcasting hours in preparation for going out over local airwaves later in the summer.

It is completely self-funded and run by members of the local communities in Reydon and Southwold. Its shows include a wide range of music - including live performances from local musicians - as well as news, local history and topical debates.

Anyone who is interested in getting involved with the station should e-mail studio@bvcr.co.uk or phone 01502 723900.

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