Chorley FM has been found in breach of its community radio licence by Ofcom, for failing to meet its key commitments.
Ofcom has approved a format change request from Fire Radio to drop all specialist programming.
Responses to Ofcom’s “review of music in radio formats” reveal a deep split in the radio industry over the future of its regulation.
The number of radio sets sold has fallen by over 15% year on year, new Ofcom figures show.
Ofcom has received five ‘declarations of intent’ to apply for the commercial radio AM licence for Greater London held by Sunrise Radio.
Ofcom has received 27 applications for community radio stations in the East and West Midlands.
Three community radio stations have been found in breach of their licence for not submitting their two annual reports to Ofcom.
Blast 106 has won a High Court battle with Ofcom to continue broadcasting after the regulator decided not to renew its licence.
UKRD’s CEO is urging a cautious response to recent calls for further de-regulation and is to make representations to the industry regulator and politicians.
Ofcom has granted seven community radio groups each with a five year FM licence in the latest round of awards.