Three apply for Warwick licence
Ofcom has received three applications for the Warwick FM commercial radio licence.
They are bids from CN Group who own near-by The Bear in Stratford (and recently won the Banbury licence), Silver 107.3 which is the second application from Tim Schoonmaker as head of Radio UK Holdings, backed by the Australian Macquarie Bank. The third bid comes from Laser Broadcasting under the name Warwick Local Radio
The three applications in full detail are:
2 Day FM
c/o The Bear 102, The Guard House Studios, Banbury Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 7HX
Contact: Christine Arnold Tel: 0845 8501 102
A locally-focused, classic hits radio station with news, information and features of particular relevance to Warwick, Leamington Spa, Kenilworth and the surrounding area.
Silver 107.3 FM
Radio UK Holdings Limited, Macquarie Bank Limited, Level 35, CityPoint, 1 Ropemaker Street, London EC2Y 9HD
Contact: Tim Schoonmaker Tel: 020 7065 2203
A full service locally-focused music, news, information and entertainment station for people aged 25 and over in the Warwick, Leamington Spa and Kenilworth area.
Warwick Local Radio
Warwick Local Radio Limited, Powers Court, Russell Street, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV32 5QA
Contact: Stuart Linnell MBE Tel: 024 7671 3080
A genuinely local radio station for 35 to 64 year olds, focused on Warwick, Leamington Spa, Kenilworth and the surrounding area, with significant speech content such as local news, interviews and community information forming an essential part of the output.
The full applications for this licence will be published on the Ofcom website shortly.