Wish FM's Wigan and St Helens licence is next on the Ofcom agenda for re-advertisement. The regulator is inviting anyone interested in applying for the licence to submit a declaration of intent before 3pm on Thursday 7th February 2008, along with an application fee of £10,000.
A declaration of intent must also be accompanied by payment of a deposit of £40,000 which will be refundable upon receipt by Ofcom of a valid application in response to the subsequent re-advertisement of this licence.
If the only declaration of intent submitted is from the existing licensee, Ofcom will then invite Wish FM to reapply for the licence. If a declaration of intent is received from any party in addition to, or rather than, the existing licensee, they will proceed to re-advertise the licence.
If no declaration of intent is received from any party, the licence will not be re-advertised.