COMMUNITY RADIO Station, Gateway FM that covers the Basildon and East Thurrock area has been awarded a five year FM licence to broadcast.
A Spokesperson said: ” It is with great pleasure and a deep sense of pride in the achievement of all our members that I am delighted to tell you that Gateway FM has been awarded it’s five year FM licence to broadcast a community radio service to our area.
“Now that the licence issue is clear, we can commit ourselves to preparing for the launch of this important addition to the local media.
“As soon as we know a date when we are cleared to start, we shall let you know. In the meantime, please keep an eye on www.gatewayfm.com for further news.”
A spokesperson for Ofcom said: “Gateway FM is a not for profit social enterprise. It’s mission is to enhance community cohesion through developing a community radio station to reach, involve and serve the communities of Basildon and East Thurrock.
“The station proposes to present a mixture of output reflecting the range of interests and backgrounds in the target community.”