Paisley FM intends to serve the communities as published in the Ofcom (Office of Communications) invitation to apply, namely: Paisley, Renfrew and Johnstone and surroundings parts of Renfrewshire.
It is the intention to serve the entire population of the Renfrewshire Council local government authority area.
The 2015 population for Renfrewshire is 174,560 with the main town being Paisley with a total population of 74,640. Paisley is the administrative headquarters of Renfrewshire Council. Paisley is defined by its population size and by its history, culture, tradition, sporting achievements, architectural heritage and shared sense of community.
Renfrew, three miles from Paisley town centre has a population of 21,854 and Johnstone, again three miles from Paisley centre has a population of 15,687 [2011 census]. Therefore, the three main towns of Paisley, Renfrew and Johnstone have a total population of 112,181.
Paisley FM (2017) Limited is a company limited by guarantee and without share capital for the purposes of applying for the Ofcom broadcasting licence A legal entity can only apply to Ofcom for a broadcasting licence.
Paisley FM is a team of people from Renfrewshire who have years of experience of working in the local community radio, commercial radio and national BBC Radio. Together they intend to bring a unique service to the community of Paisley and Renfrewshire.
The application to broadcasting regulator Ofcom which lodged shortly before the closing date for applications on 27 July 2017. Ofcom has stated that they intend to start making licence awards (or not should that be the case) by the end of 2017 or early in 2018.
If awarded an FM broadcasting licence, Paisley FM would intend to be on-air by the summer of 2018.
- Paisley FM intends to serve the people of Paisley, Renfrew, Johnstone and throughout Renfrewshire.
- Paisley FM supports the Paisley 2021 UK City of Culture bid.
- Paisley FM has applied to UK regulator Ofcom for a full-time community radio licence.
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