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Thirteen apply for Northeast licence

Ofcom has received thirteen applications for the North East England FM commercial radio licence.

They include the expected applications from GCap Media (XFM and Fun FM) GMG Radio (smooth fm and RockTalk FM), CanWest (Original), Celador (Touch FM) and Saga.

The full list is below:

3 Rivers Radio
UK Media and Radio North East Limited
22 Osbaldeston Gardens, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE3 4JE
Contact: John Josephs. Tel: 0191 285 1912
Email: ThreeRiversRadio@aol.com

A rolling music and speech service, with live local news, information, editorial and interviews combined with a broad range of music types particularly designed to appeal to 40-60 year olds living in the region.

All Talk FM North East
All Talk FM North East Limited
28 The Bank, Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL12 8PQ
Contact: Deborah Jenkins Tel: 01833 631 357
Email: deborah@kindlingltd.com

allTalk FM will be a 24-hour regional and local news led information and sports station with entertaining talkback radio.

The Arrow
The Arrow (North East) Limited
The Chrysalis Building, 13 Bramley Road, London, W10 6SP
Contact: Daniel Owen Tel: 020 7470 1065
Email: daniel.owen@chrysalis.com

The Arrow is All Rock radio for the North East?s Baby Boomer generation, with classic tracks from the legends of rock mixed with newer quality rock music, plus live music from the region and beyond, and essential regional news and information.

Original FM
Original FM Limited
The New Boathouse, 136-142 Bramley Road, London, W10 6SR
Contact: Peter Viner Tel: 020 7565 6600
Email: peter.viner@canwest.co.uk

Adult Alternative Radio: An album-led mix of music from a wide range of credible artists, designed to have particular appeal to adults aged 40-59, with 24 hour local news, quality presentation and significant meaningful speech at peak times.

Northlife 97.5 FM
Northlife Limited
P O Box 969 , St George?s Quay, Lancaster, LA1 3LD
Contact: Jon Hewson Tel: 0845 8501 102
Email: jon.hewson@cnradio.co.uk

A full service, North East-focused lifestyle speech, music and information station targeting 45-64 year olds.

Diamond FM
Diamond FM North East, c/o Radio UK Holdings Ltd, Macquarie Bank Limited, Level 35, Citypoint, 1 Ropemaker Street, London EC2Y 9HD
Contact: Tim Schoonmaker Tel: 0207 065 2066
Email: radioukholdings@macquarie.com

A rock music station for the North East with Classic Rock during the day and Modern/Alternative Rock in the evenings with a 24-hour a day regional news and information service.

Touch FM
Touch FM, 39 Long Acre, London, WC2E 9LG
Contact: Yvette Dore Tel: 0207 845 6836
Email: ydore@celador.co.uk

An ?Adult Variety? music and quality news service targeted at those aged 45 and above in North East England; with a commitment to intelligent speech and offering the widest selection of ?easy listening? music across all usual genres and extending into light classical, songs from the shows and original film sound tracks.

Smooth FM
Smooth North East, 1 Sterling Court, Capitol Park, Leeds, WF3 1EL
Contact: Jeff Stephenson Tel: 07710 073021
Email: jeff.stephenson@gmgradio.co.uk

Smooth FM is an easy listening melodic music led service aimed at the more mature listener, featuring lifestyle oriented speech including 24 hour local news targeting an audience aged 50 plus in the North East region.

RockTalk FM
RockTalk North East, 1 Sterling Court, Capitol Park, Leeds, WF3 1EL
Contact: Jeff Stephenson Tel: 07710 073021
Email: jeff.stephenson@gmgradio.co.uk

RockTalk is a daytime speech based radio station aimed at 35-64 year olds with a strong locally produced and presented commitment to local news, current affairs and interactive debate combined with a Classic Rock music format played during off-peak hours and weekends and bank holidays.

97.5 Fun FM
Children?s Radio UK (North East) Limited, Maple House, 149 Tottenham Court Road, London W1T 7NF
Contact: Jim Weight Tel: 020 7554 2506
Email: jweight@hitentertainment.com

An entertaining, educational and informative music and speech service for pre and primary school children, parents with young children and other carers in the North East.

Saga FM
Saga Radio (North East) Limited, Saga Radio House, Alder Court, Riverside Business Park, Nottingham, NG2 1RX
Contact: Ron Coles Tel: 0115 943 5050
Email: ron.coles@saga.co.uk

Easy, melodic, popular music from the past six decades and today, with news, information and lifestyle oriented speech, primarily targeting listeners in the North East region aged 50 and over.

North East One
Emmic Atlantic Radio Northeast Limited, Newcastle House, Albany Court, Newcastle Business Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE4 7YB
Contact: Frank Nicholson Tel: 0191 389 4450
Email: f.Nicolson@btconnect.com

A Pop Rock Oldie music, speech and information station for men and women aged 35 to 54 with a strong regional/local basis (regional/local news, traffic, weather and debate) with a strong entertainment profile.

97.5 XFM
North East Radio Limited, 30 Leicester Square, London, WC2H 7LA
Contact: Jane Wilson Tel: 020 7766 6863
Email: jane.wilson@gcapmedia.com

97.5 Xfm will provide an alternative rock format for 15 to 34 year olds in North East England, playing generally guitar-led, well-crafted modern and classic music created by artists who challenge mainstream pop aesthetics.

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