Local radio station granted license to broadcast until 2027

Diss-based Park Radio was recognised for its community work at the South Norfolk Community Awards. P

Ofcom has granted Diss-based Park Radio a license to continue broadcasting until 2027 - Credit: South Norfolk Council

A much-loved radio station has been given permission to continue broadcasting until at least 2027. 

Following a nail-biting wait, Park Radio, based in Diss, has officially had its license application assessed and approved by media regulator Ofcom. 

Chris Moyse and Tristan Bishop-Smith getting ready in Studio 1 just before the midday launch of Park

Ofcom has granted Diss-based Park Radio a license to continue broadcasting until 2027 - Credit: John Hutton/Diss Camera Club

The station, which broadcasts to south Norfolk and mid Suffolk, has been granted a further five-year term beyond the 2022 expiry of its current license. 

Park Radio had been left fighting for its future when the dawn of the coronavirus crisis dried up the station’s revenue stream.

But the team of volunteers battled on and ensured the station became a key source of information and companionship for the community. 

Pete Gillings officially opening Park Radio station in Diss. Photo: John Hutton - Diss Camera Club

Diss-based Park Radio went full-time back in 2017 - Credit: John Hutton/Diss Camera Club

Chris Moyse, manager and director, said: "I am delighted and so very proud of the whole team, who have worked so hard to provide live, locally-produced programming during these unprecedented times.

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"Ofcom were clearly impressed with our application and how we have continued to inform and entertain our listeners."

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