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Schedule 2—Community radio

Schedule 2 Community radio

   

Broadcasting Services Act 1992

1  After paragraph 84(2)(b)

Insert:

                   (ba)  in the case of a community radio broadcasting licence—the extent to which the proposed service or services would provide material of local significance; and

2  At the end of section 84

Add:

             (3)  For the purposes of paragraph (2)(ba), material is of local significance if:

                     (a)  it is hosted in the licence area of the proposed licence; or

                     (b)  it is produced in the licence area of the proposed licence; or

                     (c)  it relates to the licence area of the proposed licence.

3  Application of amendments

Allocation

(1)       Paragraph 84(2)(ba) of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 (as amended by this Schedule), so far as it relates to a decision whether to allocate a licence, applies in relation to such a decision if the application or applications for the licence were made in response to an advertisement published under section 80 of that Act after the commencement of this item.

Renewal

(2)       Paragraph 84(2)(ba) of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 (as amended by this Schedule), so far as it relates to a decision under subsection 91(2A) of that Act to refuse to renew a licence, applies in relation to such a decision if the application for renewal of the licence was made under section 90 of that Act after the commencement of this item.