A community radio station in Northampton has been authorized by Ofcom to extend its community radio license for five years.
NLive Radio – located in St John’s Street – is owned and operated by the University of Northampton, however, it is not a college radio station. It aims to serve the greater city of Northampton with a mix of entertainment and information shows as well as specialty music shows and programs covering business, arts and culture, faith and monthly specials.
Station Manager Martin Steers said: âI am so proud of everything we do to entertain and engage our listeners, as well as providing a platform to talk about Northampton and showcase businesses, organizations and local community groups and all the work they do. to make Northampton a great place to live, work, shop, study and play.
“I must also thank all of the hard work our volunteers do for the station, all of the presenters, producers, reporters and everyone who helps make NLive Radio a huge success.”
NLive Radio also claims to be a ‘strong supporter’ of the business community and advertises from Â£ 100 per month.
Students at the University of Northampton are encouraged to volunteer for the station so those studying journalism and media can practice their skills in the studios, working behind the scenes or in front of the microphone.
The station was launched on November 1, 2016 under its old name NNBC before being renamed NLive Radio in fall 2017.
Just over one in 20 people (6.5%) in Northampton regularly listen to NLive Radio, according to a study released by communications regulator Ofcom.
The license extension will run until September 30, 2026, after which they will have to apply for another five-year extension.
NLive Radio broadcasts across town on 106.9 FM, online on nliveradio.com and on smartphones and smart speakers via the TuneIn and UKRadioPlayer apps.