Celtic Music Radio’s has a mission to be a strong cultural voice for contemporary and traditional Scottish music, arts and culture, pioneering new frontiers in communication and broadcasting by including people that do not have access to mainstream media.
- The service is targeted at our ‘community of interest’, namely the Glasgow area’s practising creative artists in a broad range of music and cultural endeavour across a range of genres of music, media and speech.
- The service aims to advance education, in particular by promoting the performance, learning and appreciation of a broad spectrum of Celtic music and cultural activity; to enhance the understanding of this genre of music and be pro-active in the development of the rich heritage of Celtic music and Scottish culture.
- Celtic Music Radio is primarily for the good of members of the public in order to deliver social gain, rather than for commercial reasons.
Our Charity’s published aims are:
- To provide a range of training, development, volunteering and vocational opportunities for people of all ages and all backgrounds; promoting active volunteering and maximising the participation opportunities for marginalised people within a community of interest;
- To encourage and advance active citizenship in all sections of the community through the making and presenting of radio programmes with a strong cultural voice for contemporary and traditional Scottish music, arts and culture from Scotland and other Celtic lands;
- To provide an outlet for singers and songwriters, musicians and expressions across a range of artistic disciplines and to promote Scottish undiscovered and emerging artists;
- To advance education by providing training for volunteers of all ages, with a particular emphasis on developing the skills, talents and confidence of young people through links with further and higher education;
- To provide programming output with a view to raising awareness about Scottish heritage in music and culture and to establishing a forum for discussion on these issues;
- To promote cultural diversity and community cohesion by providing a right of access to minority and marginalised groups, thereby reflecting the interests and opinions contained within our community of interest
- To have a mission to be a strong cultural voice for contemporary and traditional Scottish music, arts and culture; pioneering new frontiers in communication and broadcasting by including people that do not have access to mainstream media.
Ofcom Annual Report
Each year Celtic Music Radio under the terms of the Ofcom Broadcast Licence has to prepare an report on the station’s licence Key Commitments. Read the Celtic Music Radio Report for year-end December 2013 at this link: Ofcom CR000137 KC Report 2013a
Ofcom Community radio licensees are required to complete an annual report for two principal reasons. Firstly, Ofcom needs to check whether stations are delivering on the key commitments set out in their individual licences. Secondly, Ofcom also needs to check whether a licensee has stayed within the financial limits imposed by its licence, both in relation to advertisement and sponsorship income.
Ofcom will also use information submitted within the reports to inform its community radio policy.