Ofcom grants licence extension for Wycombe Sound

Ofcom has granted extensions to more radio services this month including High Wycombe’s community station Wycombe Sound.

The station, which originally went live in 2016 after three pilots, broadcast a range of locally produced programmes with a team of 70+ volunteers.

The station has worked locally with countless local charities and businesses to help them promote their causes and services to High Wycombe and the surrounding areas.

Wycombe Sound also launched Employment FM back in 2019.

Employment FM is a five-week course that teaches unemployed people who face challenges in seeking employment to make radio programmes whilst brushing up on their key skills. It is a partnership with Building Futures Buckinghamshire and has resulted in participants receiving exciting opportunities at the end of the five weeks.

Managing Director, Chris Phillips said: “We are very excited by the news that Ofcom has granted us a five-year extension to our original licence justifying all the hard work put in by our community volunteers over the past five years.”

Elsewhere, NLive Radio at The University of Northampton has an extension taking it to 30th September 2026 and a seven-year renewal has been granted to the Worthing licence of More Radio – Splash FM Limited.

And this month Witney Radio gets a licence extension to serve Farringdon via a relay.

In recent months, all the services below have also had five-year extensions:

  • Ribble FM Clitheroe
  • BFBS Edinburgh
  • Endeavour FM Boston
  • Crescent Radio Rochdale
  • Radio Ikhlas Derby
  • Bradford Asian Radio
  • Phoenix FM Brentwood
  • Voice FM Southampton
  • Your FM Stockport
  • Fever FM Leeds
  • Angel Radio Isle of Wight
  • Diverse FM Luton
  • Link FM (Sheffield)
  • Funky SX Southend
  • Express FM (Portsmouth)
  • Down FM Downpatrick
  • Academy FM 105.9 Folkestone
  • Radio Dawn Nottingham
  • Reprezent 107.3 FM Lewisham
  • In2beats FM Bedford
  • Biggles FM Biggleswade
  • HCR FM Huntingdon
  • BFBS Colchester
  • BFBS Lisburn
  • Marlow FM
  • Radio Warrington
  • Radio Ashford
  • Radio Sangam Huddersfield
  • Salaam Radio Peterborough
  • Forest FM Verwood
  • Vibe 107.6 FM Watford
  • Gloucester FM
  • Beyond Radio Lancaster
  • Unity FM Birmingham East
  • Revival FM Cumbernauld
  • Tempo 107.4 FM Wetherby
  • Rinse FM London
  • Gulshan Radio Wolverhampton