Key Commitments

Key Commitments are an agreement we enter into with the government regulators OFCOM upon the award of our broadcast licence.

Key Commitments

Licence number: CR000013
Service name Harborough FM
Licence area Market Harborough (as shown in the licensed coverage area map)
Frequency 102.3 MHz


Description of character of service

Harborough FM is an informative, entertaining and relevant community radio service for everyone in Market Harborough and the surrounding area. It provides a forum with a distinct focus on the localised communities, to allow listeners and residents to express views, and talk about issues, concerns and news of relevance to them. It involves all ages in the operation and output of the service, and in training.

The service broadcasts:

Music. The main types of music broadcast over the course of each week are mainstream contemporary pop from the 1960s onwards, with some more specialist genres.

Speech. The main types of speech output broadcast over the course of each week are: information about issues of interest and relevance to the target community, interviews, news & current affairs, sports updates and community ’what’s on’ items


The service provides original output1 for a minimum of 12 hours per day.

The service provides locally-produced output2 for a minimum of 13 hours per day.

The studio is located within the licensed coverage area.

The service provides a range of community benefits (social gain objectives mandated by statute) for the target community, both on-air and off-air, and in doing so, achieves the following objectives:

The facilitation of discussion and the expression of opinion,

The provision (whether by means of programmes included in the service or otherwise) of education or training to individuals not employed by the person providing the service, and

The better understanding of the particular community and the strengthening of links within it.

Members of the target community contribute to the operation and management of the service.

The service has mechanisms in place to ensure it is accountable to its target community.

[February 2006. Revised August 2012; September 2016]

1 Original output is output that is first produced for and transmitted by the service, and excludes output that was transmitted elsewhere before. Original output can be live or voice-tracked. Repeat broadcasts of original output do not count towards the minimum requirement.

2 Locally-produced output is output made and broadcast from within the service’s licensed coverage area.

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