Beverley is to get its own local FM radio station
The UK broadcasting authority Ofcom has this week confirmed that East Yorkshire Broadcasting Ltd - trading as Beverley FM - has been awarded a broadcast licence to serve more than 47,000 people in Beverley and the surrounding villages.
Following the allocation of a broadcast frequency by Ofcom, Beverley FM will transmit an exciting mix of music, entertainment, news, and sport, all with a distinctly local feel, 24 hours a day from studios in the town.
Beverley FM has been set up by a group of local businessmen and radio professionals led by Dave Fewster the well-known Beverley based radio presenter.
“We are delighted to have been awarded a licence. For a long time the town has needed a radio station that is locally based and puts the interests of Beverley before those of Hull” Dave said. “I have felt for many years that a radio station broadcasting from Beverley would not only be very popular in the local area, but will become a vehicle for young people to gain broadcasting experience and employment in the industry,” he added.
Beverley FM becomes one of the new not-for-profit community radio stations of which there are over 200 in the UK currently licensed by Ofcom. For the last 12 months Beverley FM has been streaming programmes on the Internet from a dedicated website at www.beverleyfm.com. Beverley FM director Roy Harteveld said that public support for the streaming “has exceeded our wildest expectations and confirmed our belief that the public really do want their own radio station in Beverley.”
No FM on-air date has been announced yet but is anticipated to be within the next few months.