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Rinse FM, one of the biggest pirate radio station in London, has announced that they’ve been successful in getting a FM Radio License. You can read quote from their press statement after jump.

Rinse FM are proud to officially announce that we have been awarded an FM radio licence.

Established as an unlicenced station in 1994, we have always taken great pride in the music that we promote and broadcast at Rinse. Moving forward, the licence will allow us to continue our mission, broadcasting in the pirate format that we and our listeners know and love. We’d like to say a huge thank you to all our listeners and supporters past and present.

Rinse FM is uniquely placed at the hub of the Capitalʼs thriving British underground music community, demonstrating throughout 16 years of broadcasting that we provide a vital, unique and exceptionally successful, grass-roots gateway into broadcast radio and the wider music industry. Our DJ’s and MC’s have won Mercury Music Prize awards and nominations for numerous others, gold discs in recognition of sales, and widespread critical acclaim.

In stark contrast to the homogenized radio landscape Rinse FM seeks to champion the diverse needs of young London and those passionate about youth-orientated music culture, showcasing genres typically referred to as urban and/or dance while interacting with and influencing those scenes. Our fiercely grass-roots broadcasting ethos engages massively underrepresented communities.

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