Academy FM (Folkestone)

105.9 Academy FM is a community radio station serving the town of Folkestone in Kent, which launched on 31 March 2011.[1]

105.9 Academy FM (Folkestone)
Broadcast areaFolkestone
SloganThe Sound of Folkestone
Frequency105.9 MHz
First air date31 March 2011
Transmitter coordinates51°05′30″N 1°09′57″E / 51.0917°N 1.1659°E / 51.0917; 1.1659Coordinates: 51°05′30″N 1°09′57″E / 51.0917°N 1.1659°E / 51.0917; 1.1659

The station broadcasts 24 hours a day on 105.9 FM. In spring 2015 OFCOM announced that rules relating to on-air advertising for community radio stations would change, which will enable the station to raise limited funds from this source.[1]

HistoryEdit

The licence for the station was filed with OFCOM in November 2008.[2][3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Academy FM: Folkestone's own radio station gets ready to launch
  2. ^ "CR Licence Application Form (V2) - Academy FM (Folkestone)" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 August 2011. Retrieved 2 March 2011.
  3. ^ Minutes of the Sixtieth Meeting of the Radio Licensing Committee Held on Monday 15 June 2009 Archived 14 August 2011 at the Wayback Machine