We are Kennet Community Radio, broadcasting 24/7/365 on 106.7 FM to Newbury and Thatcham. We are currently looking to extend our coverage to include Hungerford.
Formed in October 2012 as a not-for-profit, volunteer-led organisation, we started broadcasting online straight away.
Following two successful FM trials in 2013 and 2014, we were awarded a full-time FM Community Radio broadcasting licence by Ofcom in 2016 and we have been broadcasting on FM since March 2018.
Our main studios are in central Newbury, courtesy of Greenham Trust.
We also have an occasional pop-up studio in Newbury’s Kennet Centre.
As a community (not commercial) radio station, Ofcom rules require that a minimum of 25% of our annual income comes from grants and donations.
We are allowed to generate a maximum of 50% of our annual income from on-air advertising and sponsorship (subject to a £15,000 threshold).
So for every £1 donated we are allowed to raise a further £2 by selling on-air advertising. However, without the £1 donation, we are not permitted to sell the £2 advertising even if there is a queue of potential advertisers.
We are also required to provide Social Gain – that is, our audience has to be better off for the fact that we are broadcasting. The main way we do this is by providing a platform for local charities and voluntary organisations to share with our listeners the amazing work they do, helping them to recruit volunteers, and signposting listeners to organisations.
These are some of the licence conditions put in place by Ofcom to prevent a community radio station from turning into a commercial radio station.
Debit Card, Credit Card, PayPal
You can donate with a Debit Card, a Credit Card or a PayPal payment by clicking on this button:
Bank Transfer or Standing Order
You can donate by Standing Order directly to our bank:
Account Name: Kennet Community Radio
Sort Code: 09-01-28
Account Number: 36369518
Please will you separately email [email protected] with the details so that we can identify your donation when it arrives in our bank account? Thank you.
We are very grateful to the local businesses and organisations that support us – please support them, to help them carry on supporting us.
If you’d like to get involved with Kennet Radio, we’d love to hear from you – there’s lots to do!
If you’re looking for info about Kennet Radio’s presenters, you can find it here.
The legal stuff
For full details, go here: www.kennetradio.com/the-legal-stuff/