UK Community Radio Network creates supporter scheme with free Radioplayer deal

The UK Community Radio Network has announced a new scheme for anyone interested in supporting the work it does, including a new deal with Radioplayer.

The scheme is just one part of the organisation’s long-term ambitions to grow and develop.

It plans to celebrate 20 years of community radio, support stations during the upcoming general election, and provide campaign materials for the election to lobby for a better future for community radio.

The UKCRN is also developing an audience measurement system for community radio (and small scale broadcasters).

The initial scheme for 2024 is launching at £50 per supporter, and for Ofcom licenced stations this includes free access to Radioplayer, as well as other offers and deals to be announced soon.

Lawrence Galkoff, General Manager of Radioplayer Worldwide said: “We’re thrilled to welcome UKCRN stations to our growing Radioplayer platform in the UK, expanding access for listeners nationwide.”

Nathan Spackman, Director of the UK Community Radio Network added: “We were delighted when Radioplayer approached us with this offer to support stations to be part of the UK Radioplayer, and for it to be part of the launch offer of our supporters scheme, we really do need the support from the sector, but want to be able to provide value for that support.”

To support other small-scale, and not-for-profit broadcasters, the UKCRN is also offering different supporter options, including one for other Ofcom licenced broadcasters so they can also support the work of the UKCRN as well as benefiting from this offer. This is alongside an option for individuals, other not for profits, organisations and companies to support their work.

More details at UKCRN.Radio/supportus.