Description of character of service:
Steel FM is a service for the people who live, work or are educated in Scunthorpe and district area. It provides an interactive community facility giving listeners the opportunity to hear dedicated local programming and to gain experience of radio broadcasting.
The service broadcasts:
Music. The main type of music broadcast over the course of each week is popular music from the 1950’s to the present day, with some specialist music genres also featured
Speech. The main types of speech output broadcast over the course of each week are news, interviews, discussions, features, and community information.
The studio is located within the licensed coverage area.
The service provides a range of community benefits (social gain objectives mandated by statute) for the target community, both on air and off air, and in doing so, achieves the following objectives:
The facilitation of discussion and the expression of opinion,
the provision (whether by means of programs included in the service or otherwise) of education or training to individuals not employed by the person providing the service, and
the better understanding of the particular community and the strengthening of links within it. Members of the target community contribute to the operation and management of the service.
The service has mechanisms in place to ensure it is accountable to its target community.
March 2020, Revised June 2023.