Community radio station fined £400 for not delivering Key Commitments

Ofcom has today imposed a £400 financial penalty on Retrocadia Limited after its community radio station, Shoreline FM, failed to meet its Key Commitments.

Shoreline FM – now known as Cinque Ports Radio – is a community radio service for Dymchurch and the surrounding areas of Romney Marsh.

Following a complaint to Ofcom, the regulator investigated Shoreline FM and found that the station was not providing the service required.

Ofcom said that between March 2020 and October 2021, Shoreline FM broke the terms of its licence as it:

  • failed to broadcast any original output on the service;
  • was not broadcasting from a studio within the licensed coverage area; and
  • members of the target community could not become involved in the management and operation of the service.

The financial penalty of £400 is payable to HM Paymaster General.

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