Community radio services broadcasting on FM or AM provide social gain and other community benefits on a not-for-profit basis.
Each station is required by law to provide the service described in its licence, which is based on the proposals it made during the application process for the licence.
These service descriptions recorded in community radio licences are called Key Commitments.
Our Key Commitments are shown below. Our original document dates from March 2007; they were revised by Ofcom in September 2016.
Licence number: CR00075
Service name: Phoenix FM
Licence area: Click here for coverage map
Frequency: 98.0 MHz
Description of character of service
Phoenix FM is a service for those living and working in Brentwood. It delivers a music and information service. The station is inclusive and encourages participation by members of the community as well as local organisations.
The service broadcasts:
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:
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.
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 any output made and broadcast from within the service’s licensed coverage area. It may include all types of local production.