Beat Radio’s licence extended for a further five years

Posted on - 22nd August, 2018 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Business, Preston City Centre, Preston Guild Hall, Preston News
Rob Charles in the studio at Beat Radio

Beat Radio is celebrating after broadcasting regulator Ofcom extended its licence.


Operating from Preston Guild Hall, the community radio station will now be able to broadcast for a further five years.

The extension has granted them permission to continue broadcasting across Central Lancashire and South Ribble until 5 October 2023 on 103.2FM.

Read more: City Beat Radio re-launches as Beat Radio

The station has recently re-branded to Beat Radio after originally being known as Preston FM, and then City Beat.

Its brand new weekday lineup includes Rob Charles on the Breakfast Show from 7am, Nigel James from 10am, Paul Harvey from 1pm and LJ’s Bigger Drive Home at 4pm.

Rob Charles in the studio at Beat Radio

A spokesperson for Beat Radio said: “We are delighted that Ofcom has recognised what we are doing at the station.

“We are here to serve communities across our transmission area, promoting businesses alike.

“The team would like to thank all staff past and present for all the hard work that has been put in to make the station as good as it is today.

“LJ would like to thank Sean Galdo, Simon Howarth and Darren Ofsarnie who were directors when the station was re-branded as City Beat, they all did a fantastic job.

“But now we move on with new directors, a new name, we are bigger and better as we have learnt from our mistakes from the past.

“Beat Radio will still be on hand to promote charities, organisations, individuals throughout Lancashire.

“We would like thank our advertisers who have supported us over the last three years and hopefully they will continue to support our cause Beat Radio here in the heart of Preston until 2023.”

Do you listen to Beat Radio? What do you think? Let us know in the comments below

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