Bolton and Loughborough available

The licences held by Tower FM in Bolton and Bury, and Oak FM in Loughborough are up for renewal for a further five years.

Declarations of intent have been invited by Ofcom to current licensees and anyone wanting to challenge the current owners UTV and Lincs FM Group.

If the regulator only receives declarations from the current owners, each licence will be renewed via the fast-track procedure.

Talking of fast-tracking, only one declaration of intent was given to Ofcom for the Mansfield licence by current licensee Mansfield FM. Therefore the station has been invited to re-apply for their licence.

In addition, three local FM commercial radio licences have been re-awarded. They are Radio North Angus, Rutland Radio and Heart 103 (previously Champion).

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