Star and Stray FM extend to Fresh areas
Posted by
Star and Stray FM extend to Fresh areas

UKRD owned stations Star Radio and Stray FM have had alterations to their licences to allow them to extend their coverage areas into Yorkshire.

In an Ofcom first – parent company UKRD, which bought the Yorkshire Dales licence in January, has been allowed to surrender the licence it bought, and effectively re-apply parts of it to two existing stations.

Stray FM, which was originally re-broadcast on the Yorkshire Dales frequencies after it bought and closed Fresh Radio, will broadcast with a single licence on FM in Skipton, Ilkley and Otley areas as well as Harrogate.

Meanwhile, Star Radio, which is made up of the former Alpha, Durham FM and Minster Northallerton licences will effectively extend its Darlington licence to serve Richmond in the north of the original Fresh Radio coverage area.

The Broadcasting Act 1990 (as amended) allows Ofcom to vary licences providing it “would not result in a significant increase in the area or locality for which the service in question is licensed to be provided.”

Both extensions will take effect from midnight on Monday 01 October.

UKRD Chief Executive William Rogers told RadioToday.co.uk: “This series of changes to the licences of both Stray FM and Star Radio bring FM radio to most parts of the old Dales licence that have never had it before and we are delighted to have played our part in delivering real broadcasting progress to these areas.

“Handing back the old AM licence was a necessary part of the process to bring local FM to parts of the Dales in a commercially viable way. Local listeners and businesses will benefit enormously from the local services that these two radio stations will bring and we are already seeing positive audience and advertiser reaction to these changes.”

Hear more radio industry news like this at the top of the hour on inRadio - the radio industry's very own radio station. Listen now in a new window whilst you continue reading RadioToday or press play below.

0 3 832 26 September, 2012 Industry News 2:13 pm 20129 Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

Leave a Reply

Looking for something else?

Register

Subscribe to our emails to stay informed about the latest radio news and products delivered straight to your inbox.

Related Posts

Closing Date: Audio Production Awards - September 29, 2016 at 11:59 pm (Online)
The Imaging Days - October 3, 2016 at 8:00 am (Holland)
The Imaging Days - October 4, 2016 at 8:00 am (Holland)
Radiodays Ireland - October 17, 2016 at 10:00 am (Dublin)
Radiodays Ireland - October 18, 2016 at 10:00 am (Dublin)
ARIAS - Audio and Radio Industry Awards - October 19, 2016 at 6:00 pm (First Direct Arena, Leeds)
WorldDAB General Assembly 2016 - November 9, 2016 at 10:00 am ()
Audio Production Awards - November 24, 2016 at 6:00 pm (BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, London)
More events