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Canterbury student radio gets green light to stay on air
CSR FM – the community radio station run by students of the universities of Kent and Canterbury Christ Church together with community volunteers – has been given a green light to stay on air until 2017 by the broadcast regulator.
The station, which launched in 2007, provides students with an opportunity to make their voices heard in Canterbury and features a range of topics with an educational focus.
The decision by Ofcom, the independent regulator for UK communications industries, to extend the existing licence by five years was welcomed by Mel Lewis, CSR Student Media Co-ordinator.
Were very pleased that Ofcom has extended our licence. It means CSR FM can continue to serve our local community, providing a variety of programmes including daytime, specialist and speech shows, she said.
Professor Alex Hughes, University of Kent Pro Vice-Chancellor (External), said: This is excellent news for the students of Kent and Canterbury Christ Church universities and also for the many members of the public who listen to CSR FM. Congratulations to all involved in obtaining this licence extension.
Canterbury Youth and Student Media Limited, broadcasting as CSR FM, now has a licence to broadcast until 14 January 2017. It broadcasts on 97.4FM across Canterbury.
Story published at 1:28pm 15 August 2011