Ofcom to advertise 96.3 licence in Glasgow
Ofcom to advertise 96.3 licence in Glasgow
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Ofcom to advertise 96.3 licence in Glasgow

Ofcom will advertise for a new local radio station in Scotland later this year after Global gave up the XFM licence.

The regulator says the 96.3 FM frequency, which was previously allocated to serve Paisley, will cover West Central Scotland.

Global gave up the licence without offering it for public sale, when rebranding XFM as Radio X and was unable to network all programmes from England to Scotland. At the time, a spokesperson told RadioToday: “Under current regulatory policy, we can’t further network our programmes in Scotland and so we’ve taken the difficult decision to hand the Paisley licence back to the regulator, Ofcom.”

Applicants will be free to propose any format for the licence, which could be on-air as early as next year.

96.3 was used for Q96 which launched in September 1992, before becoming Rock Radio then Real Radio XS, and more recently XFM Scotland.

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