Ten applications for Liverpool
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Ten applications for Liverpool

One thing is for sure – and that is Liverpool is about to get a new station which will either broadcast speech, rock music, or both! The news comes as Ofcom have announced they have received ten applications for the Liverpool FM commercial radio licence.

Two talk applications, five adult-based rock applications, and three which are a mixture of the two were submitted by the closing date of 3pm yesterday. Industry professionals are watching this one very carefully, and we’ll bring you the news over the coming days and months regarding the bidders.

The bidders in full are:

allTalk FM Liverpool

allTalk FM Liverpool Limited, 5 Castle Street, Liverpool, L2 4XE
Contact: Jim Davies Tel: 0151 907 3000
Email: [email protected]

A speech based station with a strong commitment to locally led news and information, with intelligent, entertaining and interactive debate relevant to the people of Liverpool and the surrounding areas.

The Arrow

The Arrow (Liverpool) Ltd, The Chrysalis Building, 13 Bramley Road, London, W10 6SP
Contact: Daniel Owen Tel: 020 7470 1065
Email: [email protected]

A classic and contemporary rock music station for listeners over 35 in Liverpool.


Radio City (Sound of Merseyside) Limited, St John?s Beacon, 1 Houghton Street, Liverpool, L1 1RL
Contact: Terry Smith Tel: 0151 472 6800
Email: [email protected]

24 hours a day of speech programming including news, sport, features, documentaries, advice, phone-ins, studio discussions and special flagship programs on weekly or monthly basis.

105.9 JACK FM Liverpool

Liverpool Radio 1059 Limited, 216 Tower Street, Liverpool, L3 4BJ
Contact: Clive Dickens Tel: 0151 630 2375
Email: [email protected]

A variety rock music station for Liverpool and the surrounding area aimed primarily at people aged 40 to 59 years, with regular local news, sport and information. Speech will be most concentrated during weekday peak times, with a music-intensive theme at other times.

Liver FM

Liverpool Local Radio Limited, Fairmead House, 49 Freshfield Road, Formby, Liverpool, L37 3HL
Contact: David Maker Tel: 01704 832207
Email: [email protected]

A rolling news and information and music service with Classic Rock and Classic Hits for a 35 plus audience.


Merseylife Limited, CN Radio, PO Box 969, St George?s Quay, Lancaster, LA1 3LD
Contact: Jon Hewson Tel: 07776 404040
Email: [email protected]

A locally-focused speech, information and music station aimed at Liverpool?s 45-64 year olds.

Original 106 FM

Original Liverpool FM Ltd, The New Boathouse, 136-142 Bramley Road, London, W10 6SR
Contact: Peter Viner Tel: 020 7565 6600
Email: [email protected]

Adult Alternative Radio ? an eclectic mix of adult-orientated music with particular ABC1 appeal, with 24 hour local news.

Planet Rock

Planet Rock Limited, 30 Leicester Square, London, WC2H 7LA
Contact: Jane Wilson Tel: 020 7766 6863
Email: [email protected]

A music based radio station catering for the community of interest that enjoys classic rock music from the 60s to today.

RockTalk Liverpool

RockTalk Liverpool, Sterling Court, Capitol Park, Leeds, WF3 1EL
Contact: Jeff Stephenson Tel: 07710 073021
Email: [email protected]

A speech and music service for 35-64 year olds which contains a strong commitment to local news, current affairs and interactive debate for the Liverpool area. Comprehensive local, national, world news and information is included, with a wide variety of rock music played during off-peak and bank holidays.

Wicked FM

UK Media and Radio Liverpool Ltd, 61 Cheapside, London, EC2V 6AX
Contact: Mark Oliver Tel: 020 7313 5900
Email: [email protected]

A full service broad rock station for people 20 to 49 in the city of Liverpool and surrounding areas with local news and information with a mix of indie, alternative, guitar based Britpop and classic and soft rock music from the last 40 years with specialist rock shows during evenings and weekends.

The full applications for this licence will be published on the Ofcom website shortly.

Ofcom welcomes the views of the public about the local needs of listeners in this area and the type of service required. Opinions on these issues can either be emailed to [email protected] or posted to Neil Stock, Head of Radio Planning & Licensing, Ofcom, Riverside House, 2a Southwark Bridge Road, London SE1 9HA. Please mark the envelope ?Liverpool licence?.

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