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Two apply for Wales FM licence

Two applications have been received by Ofcom for the FM radio licences for North and Mid Wales, the final FM licences to be made available in the UK.

The licences will cover the areas aready served by Radio Ceredigion, Coast 96.3 and Marcher Sound, as well as Llandrindod Wells and surrounding areas, using six FM frequencies.

One application is by[b] Real Radio Wales[/b], backed by GMG Radio who already operate Real Radio in South Wales. The application promises a "full-service Adult Contemporary music station for North and Mid Wales, targeting primarily 25-54 year-olds, including speech, regional information and listener interactivity along with 24-hour news."

The second application is by [b]Radio Glyndwr[/b], which offers a "local speech and music station for the North and Mid Wales area, with 24-hour news, information and comment aimed primarily at the 35+ age group, with a predominately Gold and Easy Listening mix of music, regularly reflecting Welsh culture and language."

The bid has been made by Chester's Dee 106.3, of which 22.1 per cent is owned by UTV Radio.

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