Seven groups have applied to run community radio services in North and North-East England, Ofcom announced today. Applications have come in from hopefuls in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Hartlepool and Sunderland, as well as two applicants in North Yorkshire and one each for Durham and Middlesbrough.
Proposed formats range from the Asian station Spice FM to general community services from Drystone Radio and Bishop FM. Mark Page is bidding to extend his existing AM service at Catterick Garrison to FM, while the University of Sunderland wants its station, Utopia FM, to go full-time.
As ever, the full applicant details are available [link=http://www.ofcom.org.uk/radio/ifi/rbl/commun_radio/tlproc/applications/nneapps/]here[/link] on the Ofcom web site.
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