Rutland Radio

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Rutland Radio is a Independent Local Radio station broadcasting since December 1998 from Knights Yard, Gaol Street (off Melton Road) in Oakham to Rutland on 107.2FM (Manton) and Stamford on 97.4FM (East Casterton, which also carries NOW Peterborough).

Lincs FM ownership

The station is owned by the Lincs FM Group in Lincoln.

Licence

It received the licence from the Radio Authority to broadcast to Rutland on 4 June 1998 (the day licences were awarded to the two nearby stations that have now become Oak FM). The group of licences had been advertised en-masse, and two stations were proposed for the area. It turned out to be initially three.

Although had applied for the licence by 3 February 1998, only Rutland Radio had submitted proposals for Rutland - the other seven were for Leicestershire. Rutland had only come back into existence a year before the station commenced.

The station has tried in the past to find a slot on a local DAB multiplex, but they would need to be on two as Rutland is covered by the Leicestershire license and Stamford by the Peterborough license.

Broadcasting content

Lincolnshire's has the half-hour farming programme from 7am on Sunday, at the same time and presenter as Lincs FM. Rutland's weather forecasts are provided by MOD meteorologists at RAF Cottesmore. From its start, similar to Trax FM, it has had a weekly cookery programme, unusual for commercial radio stations. This is broadcast by Sally Elkington one afternoon a week. There are two weekly...
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