Ofcom Offer New FM Community Radio Licences

Ofcom is inviting applications for services operating on FM only. No areas are excluded on the basis of frequency availability, but this does not indicate that a suitable frequency will be available in every area. Ofcom will examine frequency availability once applications have been received. Ofcom cannot guarantee the availability of suitable frequency resources to meet the needs of any applicant group. This being the case, prospective community radio operators should note that applications are made entirely at their own risk.

Further details here

England
Albrighton and Cosford (Shropshire)
Amersham and Chesham and the surrounding area (Buckinghamshire)
Borough of Scarborough (North Yorkshire)
Burghclere (Hampshire)
Carlisle (Cumbria)
Chesterfield (North Derbyshire)
Maryport, Workington, Whitehaven, Egremont (Cumbria)
Clowne, Bolsover and Barlborough (Derbyshire)
Dover (Kent)
Durham (County Durham)
Eastleigh (Hampshire)
Faversham (Kent)
Ferndown, Wimborne Minster, Corfe Mullen and Holt (Dorset)
Hastings (East Sussex)
Grimsby, Mablethorpe, Trusthorpe, Sutton-on-Sea, Chapel St Leonards,
Ingoldmells, Skegness (Lincolnshire)
Lowestoft and north east Suffolk
Lutterworth (Leicestershire)
Melksham (Wiltshire)
North Somerset
Northwich, Middlewich and Winsford (central Cheshire)
Portishead (Somerset)
Ryedale (North Yorkshire)
Shaftesbury and Gillingham (Dorset) and Semley (Wiltshire)
South Bucks District (Beaconsfield, Denham, Gerrards Cross, Iver, Stoke
Poges, Chalfont St Giles and Chalfont St Peter)
South east London/Borough of Croydon
Thornbury and district (Gloucestershire)
Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells (Kent)
Wallingford (Oxfordshire)
Wigan (Greater Manchester)

Scotland
Ayr (South Ayrshire)
Dundee
Dunfermline (Fife)
Edinburgh
Hamilton, Larkhall, Stonehouse (South Lanarkshire)
Kinross-shire
Livingston, Bathgate and Linlithgow (West Lothian)
Shotts (North Lanarkshire)

Northern Ireland
Ballymena (County Antrim)
Enniskillen (County Fermanagh)
Newtownabbey (County Antrim)
Omagh (County Tyrone)

Wales
Merthyr Tydfil (Mid Glamorgan)
Locations within the Vale of Clwyd; Kinmel Bay, Abergele

Duncan Newell

Duncan is a technology professional with over 20 years experience of working in various IT roles. He has a interest in cyber security, and has a wide range of other skills in radio, electronics and telecommunications.

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