Ofcom has advertised a new DAB Digital Radio licence for Oxfordshire. In addition, the body has replaced the planned licence for York & Scarborough with a licence for North Yorkshire, and joined the previously separate multiplex licences for Guildford and Reigate & Crawley together as one to cover the county of Surrey.
Back in Oxfordshire, Ofcom estimates that this new licence could achieve coverage of an area with an adult (aged 15+) population of around 494,000. The exact coverage will be determined by the location of the successful applicant's transmission sites and other technical characteristics.
The closing date for the receipt of applications is 3.00pm on 7 August 2007. A non-refundable fee of £5,000 will be payable for each application submitted. This local radio multiplex will include capacity reserved for the transmission in digital form of BBC Radio Oxford.
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