Date set for radio licence rollover briefing
Date set for radio licence rollover briefing
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Date set for radio licence rollover briefing

The Department of Culture, Media and Sport are to hold a series of regional events to consult on the review of national and local licence ‘rollovers’.

The events will be held in partnership with RadioCentre, and will form a key plank of the Government’s official consultation on extending the broadcast licences of around 65 local and national radio stations, as announced by DCMS Minister Ed Vaizey at the Radio Festival. These will be followed by a Parliamentary briefing on 25 November.

The 65 stations licences currently under review have previously been extended because they broadcast on DAB, as well as FM or AM, supporting investment in digital radio and ensuring continuity of service for listeners.

Their rollovers will start to expire in the next few years (from 2017), and there is currently no mechanism to enable these licences to be extended further. Instead radio stations would be subject to a wholesale re-licensing process.

Siobhan Kenny, CEO of RadioCentre said:“The Government’s proposal to rollover these licences is good news for radio stations and good news for listeners. There are obviously a number of hoops to jump through before this is agreed, but I am pleased that RadioCentre is able to help ensure all interested parties can have their say”

There will be three consultation meetings taking place throughout November (final dates to be confirmed), including one in London, one in Birmingham and one in Glasgow. These will be followed by a meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Commercial Radio on 25 November.

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0 9 13378 03 November, 2014 Industry News 4:10 pm 201411 Monday, November 3rd, 2014

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