Beyond Radio (the station identification name of Proper Community Media (Lancaster) Limited) is a community radio station licensed by OFCOM, the regulator for the UK Communications Industries. We operate under license number CR100256 for both our FM frequencies, and an additional DSPS license (DP104266BA/1) for DAB.
Our primary broadcasting area is the locality of Lancaster, Morecambe and Carnforth as well as surrounding towns and villages. Our coverage (via DAB+) also extends across North Lancashire and South Cumbria. Beyond Radio is a not-for-profit organisation primarily operated by a team of volunteers.
All Ofcom licensed radio stations in the UK have obligations to abide by the conditions of its license and to ensure that the terms set out in the Ofcom Broadcasters Code are adhered to with regards to its programmes, including its music and local content. These obligations are set out in the Community Radio station “Key Commitments”.
‘Proper Community Media Lancaster T/A Beyond Radio Limited’ is registered with Companies House as an active company operating in England, sometimes referred to as a ‘Community organisation limited by guarantee’ – Registration: 08069748.
As well as being able to contact the station via our website or email, you can write to Beyond Radio at:
Beyond Radio Studios
45A Chester Place
You can call the Beyond Radio studio on 01524 888 450
To enquire about advertising on Beyond Radio, call our partnership team on 01524 88 42 44
Proper Community Media (Lancaster) Limited is operated in accordance with the companies Memorandum of Association, registered with Companies House and also approved by Ofcom as our media regulator. It is the responsibility of our Board of Directors to facilitate the compliant operation of the company at all times.
The Proper Community Media (Lancaster) Limited (08069748) Board of Directors are:
|Steven Normyle||Managing Director|
|Duncan Moore||Communities Director|
|Christopher Brookbanks||Technical Director|
|Nathan Hill||Commercial Director|
|Paul Fisher||Non-Executive Director|
|Roger Moorhouse||Non-Executive Director|
|Greg Lambert||Non-Executive Director|
If you have a complaint to make about Beyond Radio, in the first instance you should contact the Board of Directors at the address above, or by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Your complaint will be dealt with in accordance to our complaints procedure and you can expect a response to your complaint in a timely fashion (within 7 days). If you are unhappy with the response you receive, you can also complain directly to our media regulator, Ofcom. Full contact details can be obtained at their website: www.ofcom.org.uk
Like many organisations, we have had to make changes to our usual business operations as a result of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. For the health, safety and protection of our volunteers, we may revert to remote programming rather than live programming from our normal studio location. That means that our volunteers may pre-record shows from home facilities. This means that our out put may not be 'live'. Our presenters will never suggest a broadcast is live if that is not the case and any invitation to email or communicate with the studio will never suggest that such contact will be acted upon immediately.
The station programme schedule is regularly reviewed to ensure that the station consistently meets the expectations of the community we serve. Sometimes however, due to the availability of our volunteer presenter base, last-minute and unannounced changes to our schedule may be made.
All of our programming is produced locally with the exception of the following regular scheduled programmes:
The Retro Chart Show
The Graeme Park Radio Show
Occasionally, we may also air other content that is not produced locally but such content will never suggest that it has been produced by Beyond Radio, even if such content does not specifically identify its source.
Beyond Radio will broadcast a national news summary, that includes news summary from across the globe; on the hour, every hour (with limited exceptions) and is a service provided to Beyond Radio by ‘Radio News Hub’ or 'International Radio News / IRN' - identified as Sky News'. The audio and journalistic content of these bulletins remains the sole responsibility of Radio News Hub or IRN respectively and Proper Community Media (Lancaster) Limited does not hold influence or control in the nature or context of the broadcast. The news broadcast will be clearly identified to listeners as a broadcast by 'Radio News Hub' or 'the Sky News Centre' and listeners will always be made aware both prior to, and at the start of the hourly broadcast of the contents source. In the event of a significant news event, Proper Community Media (Lancaster) Limited may chose without prior notice to its audience to switch to any exceptional coverage provided by Radio News Hub or IRN Sky News in its service provision to the station.
Beyond Radio also commits to the broadcast of local community news, delivered by both live and pre-recorded medium throughout the course of normal daytime output.
The Beyond Radio What's On Guide broadcasts regularly throughout our normal daytime output. It features local community and not for profit events. Proper Community Media (Lancaster) Limited provides the service to non-commercial entities; defined as an organisation working for the local community and without a specific commercial objective. Promotion is neither committed to nor guaranteed and the decision of Proper Community Media (Lancaster) Limited as to an organisations eligibility for free promotion will be final. Submissions to this service can be emailed to email@example.com