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Four apply for Southend licence

Ofcom has received four applications for the Southend-on-Sea FM commercial radio licence.

Estuary FM, with a seven year local history join Radio Futures Limited, Former Emap boss Tim Schoonmaker’s Diamond 105 and Adventure Radio’s Southend Radio.

The applicants details in full are:

Estuary FM Limited
PO Box 5468, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS0 7WL
Contact: Neil Romain. Tel: 020 8843 5303
Email: neil.romain@estuaryfm.co.uk

Estuary FM is at the heart of the Southend area: the voice of and for local listeners of all ages. It will broadcast comprehensive news, information, features and speech with local emphasis, together with a wide variety of classic and contemporary popular music from a broad range of eras and styles.

Radio Futures Limited (Seacoast Sound)
Radio House, 19 Clifftown Road, Southend-On-Sea, Essex, SS1 1AB
Contact: Gary Dingwall. Tel: 01702 347858
Email: gary@radiofutures.co.uk

A locally focused music and speech service targeting the 45+ age group in Southend-On Sea and the surrounding area with experienced, entertaining presenters talking about what matters locally and playing a wide range of familiar music from the past five decades and today.

Radio UK Holdings Ltd. (Diamond 105 FM)
Macquarie Bank Limited, Level 35, City Point, 1 Ropemaker Street, London, EC2Y 9HD
Contact: Tim Schoonmaker. Tel: 020 7065 2200
Email: radioukholdings@macquarie.com

A full service station for people aged 18 to 54 in the Southend area featuring local news and information mixed with mainstream Classic Rock music during the day and Alternative Rock music during the evenings.

Southend Radio Limited
Adventure Island, Western Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 1EE
Contact: Allan Walker. Tel: 01702 443410
Email: info@southendradio.com

A locally relevant radio station for Southend with the latest news, information, engaging chat and great music from the 60s to today.

Click here to view all four applications as PDF files.

Ofcom welcomes the views of the public about the local needs of listeners in this area and the type of service required. Opinions on these issues can either be emailed to commercialradio@ofcom.org.uk or posted to Neil Stock, Head of Radio Planning & Licensing, Ofcom, Riverside House, 2a Southwark Bridge Road, London SE1 9HA. Please mark the envelope ?Southend licence?.

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