New community radio station launching in the Scottish Borders

A NEW community radio station has been approved to operate in the Scottish Borders.

The Galashiels-based TD1 has been awarded its licence by broadcasting regulators, Ofcom, with licences awarded for five years.

Says Ofcom: “Community radio services are provided on a not-for-profit basis focusing on the delivery of specific social benefits to a particular geographical community or a community of interest.”

It adds: “TD1 Radio will provide a community radio service catering for people living and working in Galashiels, Tweedbank, Melrose and Selkirk.”