A community Asian radio station, Salaam Radio has been granted a five-year licence to broadcast on the FM band.
The station will target Muslim listeners, with a speech-led broadcast, plus religious devotional music and world music.
In its awarding, Ofcom said, ���The Committee also considered that the service had the potential to bring clear social gain benefits to an underserved community. The committee also noted that the station has support from the local Muslim community, as well as the others from the Peterborough community at large. Furthermore, it was considered that Salaam Radio�۪s projected funding was realistic given the support it had received from numerous Asian businesses in Peterborough.�
Salaam Radio is Peterborough’s first and only Muslim community station.