Second bid to give Hunts full-time radio station

A SECOND contender has emerged in the bidding process to provide a full-time community radio station dedicated to Huntingdonshire. Over the past month, The Hunts Post has reported that Huntingdonshire Community Radio (HCRFM) is bidding for a licence from

A SECOND contender has emerged in the bidding process to provide a full-time community radio station dedicated to Huntingdonshire.

Over the past month, The Hunts Post has reported that Huntingdonshire Community Radio (HCRFM) is bidding for a licence from Ofcom.

Last week Black Cat Community Radio announced it is also in the running for one of the radio licences up for grabs in the new year.

Station manager Tony Gillham said he is confident that a licence will be granted.


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He said: "Black Cat Radio has been broadcasting 24/7 on the internet for nearly two years at www.blackcatradio.co.uk.

"The FM licence will allow a wider audience to once again tune into quality local programmes. The management team are confident that Black Cat Community Radio will become a full-time service."

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The Black Cat station will be back on the air in Huntingdon from December 1 until Christmas Eve, broadcasting on 87.7FM.

Mr Gillham said: "The whole team are really excited about being on air at Christmas. This once again proves our dedication and commitment in providing a quality and professional community radio station for Huntingdon and local villages."

He added: "Black Cat Radio will once again be focusing on community events and issues that are relevant to those living in the area. Being Christmas, there are different opportunities for programming. For example, we'd love to hear from schools who'd like to hear their Christmas plays on air and businesses organising staff parties."

OFCOM is expected to make a decision on the licence in January.

INFORMATION: To find out more contact Black Cat Radio on 01480 810101 or e-mail studio@blackcatradio.co.uk

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