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Public File


We are a community radio station, licensed by the regulator Ofcom for five years from the date of transmission.

Our contact at OFCOM is Elaine Woolford

Each local commercial radio station in the UK has requirements in respect of its local content, music, news and speech levels.

These requirements are set out in the station "Format", a document issued by OFCOM, the UK’s radio regulator.

This Public File contains details of the elements that OFCOM regulate, such as music compositions, local news, content etc. It is intended to give you a better understanding of our output and what we are doing for our local community.

Download a copy of our original licence application here.

Should you have compliance issues, your first port of call is the Station Manager

In the event that you wish to pursue the matter, then you may contact Ofcom.

Rossendale Radio secured the community radio license in December 2017. The deadline for the application was the previous June, and the group began working on their bid in the autumn of 2016.

There are three members on the Board. Their brief BIOs follow:

Tony Nixon

Director. Also Managing Director of Valley Creative {Audio Services}. He has presented on 99.8 FM 2BR on a regular basis since the station’s launch in 2000. He has also presented with Oldham FM’s trial broadcasts and the ‘Purr-fect 106’ Oldham Christmas RSL in 1998. Tony has been continuously involved with Roch Valley Radio (covering Pennine NHS Primary Care Trust) and it’s predecessor Birch Radio. This led to numerous RSLs for the station, where he has presented and helped coordinate programming. He was also involved with network production for the Real Radio and Smooth Radio brands when owned by GMG Radio.

He is Station Manager of Rossendale Radio.

Catherine Cocklin

Catherine has been involved with Rossendale Radio from well before launch. She has a background in Public Relations, a degree in Broadcast Journalism, and is a keen and prolific broadcaster. Her enthusiasm for the voluntary sector is second to none, and fits in really well with the whole ethics of Rossendale Radio.

Joanne Griffin

Joanne is a Financial Business Support Manager, and brings this expertise to the Board of Directors here at Rossendale Radio. Also a very keen volunteer, currently Chair of Rochdale Youth Music Service and also heavily involved with one of Rochdale's Scout Movement groups. Joanne brings a wealth of knowledge to Rossendale Radio.



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Rossendale Radio Studio Contact

Telephone: 01706 57 1047