There was a 25 year long campaign by the Community Media Association for Community Radio to be licensed in the UK. In 2001 Government consultation began on new Communications legislation. June 2003 new Communications Act passed, including for the first time provision for “Community Radio”. In July 2004 Ofcom opens applications for the new five year “Community Radio” licences and in October 2005 Oldham Community Radio awarded a full time licence. One of 107 issued nationwide.
We started broadcasting on Saturday 17th March 2007.