Ofcom approves request to change B Radio Key Commitments

Ofcom has agreed to approve changes to the Key Commitments of B Radio in Farnborough.

The station wanted to appeal to an older demographic and remove the requirement to broadcast travel news.

B Radio, operated by Rush FM Limited, will now target under-40s who live, work and study in Farnborough and surrounding areas instead of under-30s.

It will now play mainstream music from the 1990s to present day, with some music from the 1980s.

B Radio can also reduce its original output requirement from 84 hours per week to 44 hours per week, and reduce its locally-produced output requirement from 42 hours per week to 30 hours per week.

B Radio in Reading also changed its Key Commitments last year to reduce local and original hours to a similar level.

Ofcom ran a four week consultation and received zero responses, so has just announced the changes have been approved.