New licence for radio station on fifth birthday

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COMMUNITY radio station Sheffield Live! has marked five years of FM broadcasting with the approval of a new five-year licence extension to 2017.

Chief executive Sangita Basudev said: “We are delighted not only to be celebrating this milestone but to be able to confirm approval of our licence extension to 2017.

“It is a testimony to the tremendous work of all our volunteers and the support of our listeners that we have come this far.

“We are looking forward to the next five years.”

Sheffield’s first licensed community radio station started as a two day broadcast project for Sharrow Festival.

Sheffield Live broadcasts on FM to Sheffield and Rotherham, and its internet service has enthusiasts worldwide including listeners in Australia, Brazil and Russia.