A total of 11 groups have applied to Ofcom wanting to run new community radio stations on medium-wave.
Ed Vaizey's announcement this month is expected to include news of a second national digital radio multiplex being advertised by Ofcom.
Daniel Nathan, CEO of Brighton's Juice 107.2, writes for RadioToday on the small-scale DAB trial cited as the digital switchover solution for hundreds of local radio stations.
Ofcom has announced details of the application process and draw for stations wanting to run restricted service licence broadcasts during Ramadan in June and July next year.
A newly-launched radio consultancy is asking community radio stations around the UK to complete a survey to assess the current state of the sector.
Community station Hot Radio, which covers Poole and Bournemouth, has been given a five-year licence extension by the regulator.
Ofcom has awarded a team of former Yorkshire Dales Radio people a licence to cover some of the National Park on a network of eight transmitters.
A community radio station has been found in breach of Ofcom broadcast rules for parts of an interview which offered advice to parents.
Almost 40 community radio applications have been received by Ofcom, including for areas which have been specifically excluded from the latest round of FM licensing.
Community radio applicant Radio Scarborough has been turned down for a broadcast licence by Ofcom, just days after being given a Lottery grant and launching an online station.
A complaint about London-based digital radio service IBC Tamil has resulted in the broadcaster being found in breach of Ofcom licence conditions.
The latest annual report on digital radio from Ofcom shows people are still buying more FM radio sets than DAB, and 60% of new cars still don't have DAB as standard.
A proposed community radio station in Lancashire has launched a “Kickstarter” campaign to being local radio to the Ribble Valley.
Ambur Radio has been found in breach of the broadcasting code for not associating a weather sponsor with the weather clearly enough.
Ofcom has not upheld a complaint by a former employee at Star Radio North East after a presenter made a joke of her joining a rival station.
Ofcom has found Radio City 96.7 in breach of broadcasting rules after a listener complained about a feature called Neil or No Neil.
A whole new tier of small-scale radio stations could be launched on DAB digital radio, new research from Ofcom suggests.
Ofcom has awarded the re-advertised FM local commercial radio licence for Coventry to existing licensee Quidem, owners of Touch FM.
A number of community radio groups are extremely disappointed and annoyed at Ofcom’s latest licensing round, which excludes certain areas.
Ofcom has advertised the latest areas in the third round of community radio licences, but excluded major towns and cities in the north from FM stations.
A DAB multiplex for Cardiff and Newport could be extended to cover the Heads of the South Wales Valleys if Ofcom approves a request.
Ofcom has awarded five community radio licences for services in Northern Ireland, including one serving Belfast city.
Ofcom has upheld a complaint made about presenter Tony Horne by Mark Thorburn, which claimed he was unjustly or unfairly treated.
Ofcom’s monthly radio update is out, and contains the Format change request submitted by Bauer Media to allow TFM to share with Metro Radio.
Quidem’s competitor for the Coventry licence Panjab Radio has come out fighting in its bid to serve the area’s 50,000 Asians.
Grants totalling £249,639 have been given out by Ofcom to 16 community radio stations, with 29 applicants being rejected in the latest round.
Absolute Radio and two listeners have alerted Ofcom about an accidental swearing incident which aired on Absolute Classic Rock.
A community-based internet radio station is closing, blaming the current climate and lack of flexibility within Ofcom as its reasons.
Ofcom has re-awarded two more commercial radio licences to the current licensees, Wessex FM in Weymouth and Yorkshire Coast Radio in Scarborough.
Following the surrender of a community radio licence in Hammersmith, Ofcom will be inviting community radio applications on FM within the M25 in 2014.