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Ofcom advertise Perth licence

The new FM local radio licence for Perth has been advertised today by Ofcom. The licence is to cover the town of Perth and surrounding areas, with an estimated coverage area of 60,000 adults over the age of 15.

So far, RadioToday.co.uk are aware of two bidders, Perth FM and Tayside Radio. The proposed frequency, 106.6 MHz, for this licence is subject to international agreement on radio spectrum usage.

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 3.00pm on Thursday 10 August 2006. A non-refundable fee of ?5,000 will be payable for each application submitted.

The full details for this licence, including the guidelines and procedures for the submission of applications, can be obtained from the Ofcom website.

The licence will be issued for a twelve year period. All applications for this licence will be published on the Ofcom website as soon as is practicable after the closing date.

Ofcom welcomes the views of the public about the local radio needs of listeners in this area and the types of services 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.

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