Endeavour ‘over the moon’ to secure FM licence

Endeavour Radio team pictured in the studio, High Street, Boston. (front centre) directors Tristan Cullen and Dylan Taylor
Endeavour Radio team pictured in the studio, High Street, Boston. (front centre) directors Tristan Cullen and Dylan Taylor

The team behind Boston’s Endeavour Radio says it is ‘over the moon’ after winning a full time FM licence.

As reported last week, Ofcom, the communications industries regulator, has awarded a communty radio licence to the independent station - which serves Boston and the surrounding area.

Currently it is broadcast online and has previously taken to the airwaves over the summer – but only with a 28 day Restricted Service Licence (RSL).Set up in 2006, the station is run by volunteers, and has been trying for some time to secure a full-time licence.

Director Dylan Taylor said: “The team of volunteers, co-director Tristan Cullen and myself are over the moon with Ofcom’s decision.

“These licence rounds don’t happen often and we’ve been working very hard over the last six years to get this.

“The goal has always been to obtain a full-time FM licence and now we have.”

The station now plans to do more outside events and build on alliances with organisations in town, along with offering commentary of Boston United on an yet-to-be-determined FM frequency.

A spokesman for Ofcom told The Standard the station had secured funding - but will operate as a ‘low cost model’ run entirely by volunteers.

They said: “The application presented evidence of a high level of demand and support for the service.”

Licences are awarded for a five-year period.