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Ofcom explains Newry award

Five FM won the new local commercial radio licence for Newry last week – and today Ofcom explains why. As usual, Ofcom said it would be likely to place particular emphasis on the ability of each applicant to maintain its proposed service for the duration of the licence period.

It was pointed out that Five FM would benefit from being part of a commonly-owned ?cluster? of local stations alongside Six FM in Cookstown and Seven FM in Ballymena. Ofcom also noted the executive management team?s track-record in operating small-scale commercial radio services in the Republic of Ireland.

Read the full document on the Ofcom website by clicking here.

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