36/08 - 17Sep2008

Broadcasting Authority Policy on Short-Term
Community Radio Licences

The Authority would like to clarify its own policy on short-term community radio licences.

1.Short-term community radio licences will not be issued for a term that exceeds one month.

2.The station’s programme schedule should focus on the particular event for which the licence is sought such as in the case of a parish feast, a philanthropic, charitable or cultural event, etc.

3.The Authority will not normally entertain applications where the requirements of the particular event in respect of which a request for a short-term licence is made are already catered for by an existing long-term community radio station.

Edgar Cassar
Secretary to the Authority   
17th September 2008