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BUDDING broadcasters are being given a helping hand to launch a community radio station.

Ofcom is today inviting applications for more community radio stations across the region.

Community radio stations typically cover a small geographical area with a coverage radius of up to 5km and run on a not-for-profit basis.

Community stations that currently run include Spark FM, which is based at Sunderland university.

For details on how to apply, visit Applications must be submitted by January 29.