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Three apply for Rotherham

Ofcom has received three applications for the Rotherham commercial radio licence. These are 96.1 FM Radio Rotherham (UTV Radio), Renaissance FM (TLRC) and Rother FM (Lincs FM).

The closing date was yesterday (8th February) and a decision is expected to be made by Ofcom on 11th May 2006.

The applications in full are:

96.1 FM Radio Rotherham
Radio Rotherham Limited, Holly Lodge, 41 Moorhouse Lane, Whiston, Rotherham, S60 4HN
Contact: Howard Thompson Tel: 01709 327207
Email: info@radiorotherham.com

Radio Rotherham will offer a distinctive service of unrepetitive ?gold? and adult-based contemporary music, alongside comprehensive locally-focused news, traffic, weather, what?s-on and community-orientated speech programming that appeals to a broad audience of 25 to 64 year olds in the Rotherham area.

Renaissance FM
Renaissance Radio Limited, Eastwood Works, Fitzwilliam Road, Rotherham, S65 1JU
Contact: Brian Lister Tel: 07979 853990
Email: info@garnett-dickinson.co.uk

A friendly, locally involved radio station aimed particularly at 25 to 54 year olds, focussing on local news, information and issues relevant to life today in the Rotherham area and featuring the best music from the past four decades and today.

Rother FM
Rother FM, PO Box 622, Rotherham, S60 9AY
Contact: Matt Jones Tel:01709 366080
Email: mjones@rotherfm.co.uk

A truly local radio station for Rotherham with a high quality news and information service that puts Rotherham first, and a popular and distinctive blend of music ? a station designed to appeal to adults and children alike.

The full applications for this licence are now available on the Ofcom website.

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