Words: Bianca Mitchell
The mighty pioneer of dubstep and grime, Rinse FM has been awarded an FM license after a massive 16 years contribution to radio and the dance music industry.
The station, which began as a platform for jungle in 1994, provided the first exposure to Dizzee Rascal, Wiley and numerous dubstep DJs including Skream and Plastician.
Rinse first went for a license in August 2007 and managed to muster a huge petition of supporters in a matter of weeks. However, it still took a further four years for them to finally reach the immensely satisfying result of last week's license grant.
The Rinse community are now free to continue broadcasting quality, fresh and ground-breaking underground music in the unique format that distinguishes them from other conventional radio stations, all under their brand new official license.
To learn more about Rinse FM check our their website where you can listen online and subscribe to the regularly updated podcasts.
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