IN a recent article in a national newspaper, Ofcom, the new broadcasting regulator, announced the first five-year licence for a community radio service.

This is based in the Forest Of Dean, and has a broadcast radius of five km. It caters for a wide range of interest groups.

I should like to bring to the notice of your readers that there is a community radio project for York and the surrounding area. Xpressyork is web-casting contributions on:

This is open to anybody from the York area to provide suitable material such as reminiscences, dramas, original music, audio diaries etc.

E-mail: or leave your pre-recorded material at Xpressyork, The Priory Street Centre, 15 Priory Street, York Y01 6ET.

From April we are providing, once a month, Saturday training sessions of about an hour each at the studio in the Further Education College, Tadcaster Road, York. This is opposite Tesco and the Park and Ride.

These sessions will focus on interview and basic broadcasting skills.

Ring Tony Martin on 07868 619 859 to book or for more information.

The Saturday dates are: April 2, 10am to 2pm; May 7, 10am to 2pm; June 11, 10am to 2pm; July 8, 10am to 2pm.

We also plan to run a short experimental broadcast licence (RSL) later this year or early next.

Tony Martin,



The Priory Street Centre,

Priory Street, York.

Updated: 10:31 Saturday, March 26, 2005