ACE FM is owned by MNA Broadcasting Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Midlands News Association Limited. It will provide a locally-focused music, news and information service for 25-54 year olds in the Kidderminster area.
The licence is for a service to cover the town of Kidderminster and surrounding area which has an adult population (aged 15+) of around 100,000. However, the exact coverage will be determined by the location of the transmission site and other technical characteristics.
Ofcom expects ACE FM to begin broadcasting at the earliest opportunity and no later than two years from this award date.
Ofcom will publish a statement setting out the key determining factors for the award of this licence shortly.
The licence will be issued for a twelve year period.