21 groups apply for London radio licences
A total of 21 groups have applied to operate a community radio station in London and other areas within the M25.
They include a number of specialist music services, including Mi-Soul, House FM, Greekbeat Radio, and Hot Digital Radio which plays the ‘finest in Ghanaian Music’.
There are a number of proposals to run local services, such as Wandsworth Radio for the London Borough of Wandsworth, Starpoint FM for the East London Boroughs of Tower Hamlets and Newham, and Radio Harrow.
Other applicants include Zone One Radio – community radio for central London, Fusion FM, Flames Radio and AIMS FM in Hounslow.
See the full list below or see the applications here. Ofcom is expected to announce which groups will be awarded a licence in the new year.
AIMS FM (Hounslow, West London)
Danaq FM (Gants Hill/Ilford, and London Boroughs of Redbridge, Newham and Waltham Forest)
Flames Radio (London Boroughs of Hackney, Waltham Forest, Tower Hamlets and Newham)
Flex FM (London Boroughs of Merton, Wandsworth, Sutton, Croydon and KingstonUpon-Thames)
Fusion FM (London: from Edmonton in the north, to Woolwich in the East, Streatham in the South and Ealing in the West)
Greek Beat Radio (North London: Southgate and surrounding areas of Palmers Green, Oakwood, Cockfosters, Bounds Green and Wood Green)
Hot Digital Online (London Borough of Newham, East London)
House FM (London Boroughs of Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest)
Krystal FM (Brixton, Clapham, Tulse Hill, Streatham and surrounding areas within the London Borough of Lambeth)
Maritime Radio (London Borough of Greenwich)
Metropol Radio (London Boroughs of Hackney, Haringey and Enfield)
Mi-Soul (London Boroughs of Lewisham, Southwark, Lambeth and Greenwich.)
New Generation Radio (London Borough of Newham)
Nomad Radio (London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham)
Quasar (London Boroughs within the M25)
Radio Harrow (London Borough of Harrow)
Radio Minhaj (London Borough of Newham)
Rainbow Radio (London Boroughs of Southwark, Lambeth, Lewisham, west Greenwich and part of Wandsworth)
Starpoint FM (East London: London Boroughs of Tower Hamlets and Newham)
Wandsworth Radio (London Borough of Wandsworth)
ZoneOneRadio (Central London – Transport for London’s ‘zone 1’)