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Community Radio Order 2004

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This is a draft item of legislation. This draft has since been made as a UK Statutory Instrument: The Community Radio Order 2004 No. 1944

Definitions applicable in Part 3

7.  Section 126(1) (interpretation of Part 3) shall have effect as if—

(a)after the definition of “cash bid” there were added—

“community” means—


the persons who live or work or undergo education or training in a particular area or locality, or


persons who (whether or not they fall within paragraph (a)) have one or more interests or characteristics in common;

“community radio licence” means a licence to provide a community radio service;

“community radio service” has the meaning given in article 2(1) of the Community Radio Order 2004;

“coverage area” means, in relation to a service provided under a local sound broadcasting licence, the area in the United Kingdom within which that service is capable of being received at a level satisfying such technical standards as have been laid down by OFCOM for the purposes of the OFCOM for the purposes of Part 2 of the Media Ownership (Local Radio and Appointed News Provider) Order 2003 in relation to such a service;

(b)after the definition of “local service”, “national service” and “restricted service”, there were added—

“overlap” shall be construed in accordance with article 2(4) of the Community Radio Order 2004;

“potential audience” has the meaning given in article 2(1) of the Community Radio Order 2004; and

(c)after the definition of “radio transfer date”, there were added—

“relevant community” means, in relation to a community radio service, the community or communities which that service is intended to serve;.


Section 126 was amended by section 148(1) of, and paragraph 9, Part 1, of Schedule 10 to, the Broadcasting Act 1996 and by sections 256(2) and (3) and 360(3) of, and paragraph 59, Part 1, of Schedule 15 to, the Communications Act 2003 and repealed in part by section 406(7) of, and Schedule 19(1) to, the Communications Act 2003.

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