Ofcom has received five applications for the Plymouth FM commercial radio licence.
A mixture of local groups and national players have applied, from local group Your Radio to former Emap boss Tim Schoonmaker. Ofcom is expected to make a decision in the new year.
The full list of applications is below:
Armada FM, 7 The Square, The Millfields, Plymouth, PL1 3JX
Contact: Elaine Elliot. Tel: 01752 510061
Armada FM will offer a distinctive service of unrepetitive, credible, classic ?gold? and adult-based contemporary music, alongside comprehensive news, traffic, weather, and relevant, community-orientated speech programming that appeals to a core audience of predominately 35 to 64 years old in the Plymouth area.
Diamond FM, c/o Radio UK Holdings Ltd, Macquarie Bank Limited, Level 30, Citypoint, 1 Ropemaker Street, London EC2Y 9HD
Contact: Tim Schoonmaker Tel: 0207 065 2066
A full service station for people aged 18 to 54 in the plymouth area featuring local news and infomation mixed with mainstream Classic rock music during the day and Alternative Rock music during the evenings.
Drake FM Ltd, 200 High Street, Honiton, Devon, EX14 1AJ
Contact: Peter Jones Tel: 07740 477559
Drake will provide an ultra local radio service of news, features, information and entertainment which is firmly focused on the daily life of Plymouth, with a broad mix of the best adult rock music of the past 40 years, aimed predominately at an audience aged between 25 and 59, but with broad appeal to all ages.
Plymouth Live, Horswell Mews, South Milton, Kingsbridge, South Devon, TQ7 3JU
Contact: Graham Gilbert Tel: 07971 969462
A 24 hour live local radio alternative for Plymouth which interactively entertains and informs adults with a stimulating variety of music and speech. Quality local news plus a wide range of music by era and genre will be the hallmarks of Plymouth Live which, through intelligent use of online and podcast technologies, will provide a broad service to the 35+s whilst also broadcasting a dedicated service to 15-24s.
Radio Plymouth Ltd, c/o Gill Akaster Solicitors, 25 Lockyer Street, Plymouth, PL1 2QW
Contact: Paul Hussell Tel: 01752 203500
A full service of music and information for the people of Plymouth, featuring a broad mix of music from the past 50 years with news, interviews and information about the world in general and Plymouth in particular.