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Radio Sangam rapped again by Ofcom

Huddersfield based Asian community station, Radio Sangam has been rapped after it failed to produce recordings of its output on Ofcom’s request.

Ofcom received a complaint regarding Radio Sangam’s compliance with Section Ten of the Code (commercial communications on radio). Ofcom therefore asked Communities Together (licencee) for a recording of the relevant output – broadcast on 6 December 2016 – so Ofcom could assess the complaint.

Communities Together said that, on trying to comply with our request, it had found that part of the relevant disk was damaged and the Licensee had not therefore retained recordings of Radio Sangam’s output from 27th November to 24th December 2016. Communities Together said that, “to help mitigate this sort of loss in the future, [it had] installed a further and new server to back up the back up, in essence creating two recordings of [its] output”.

Ofcom found the licencee in breach of licence conditions 8(2)(a) and (b), in Part 2 of the Schedule to the community radio licence held by Communities Together.

Last month reported that Radio Sangam had been rapped for sponsorship of its hourly news bulletin. Read here.