London-based pirate station Rinse FM has been awarded an official radio licence.
Founded in 1994, Rinse FM has become a legend amongst pirate radio stations. Usually short lived, the station has been broadcasting for over a decade showcasing drum 'n' bass, garage, dubstep and more.
In that time the station has launched countless careers, helping to spawn entire genres.
Now the underground station is set to be rewarded with an official radio license. Rinse FM will be available to hear legally later this year, broadcasting from its base in London.
Full story: http://www.clashmusic.com/news/rinse-fm-awarded-broadcasting-license
(clashmusic.com via Mike Terry, radioanoraksuk)