Nation Broadcasting wants Bristol licence

The re-advertised Bristol licence, currently held by Celador, will be challenged by Nation Broadcasting.

Nation Broadcasting, which operates a number of FM stations in Wales, has paid a £20,000 deposit and £5,000 application fee to show its intention to compete against The Breeze.

Managing Director Martin Mumford said: “Bristol represents a natural geographic extension for Nation Broadcasting’s existing footprint of successful local radio stations. We already work with a number of regional clients in the West of England and, with the M4 tolls reducing in 2018 and then being removed, it’s likely many of our existing clients in Wales will be increasingly interested in reaching consumers across the Severn Bridge.”

The proposed service, Bristol Sound, is currently asking local people what they might want from the station.

The licence is due to expire on 25 November 2018 and the successful applicant will own it for 12 years, till 2030.

Nation Broadcasting founder and Executive Chairman Jason Bryant said: “We have long held ambitions to operate in the Bristol market and last applied for an FM licence for the city in 2006. We look forward to working on our full application for a new local service for Bristol and submitting it to Ofcom in due course.”

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  1. Radio Geordie says

    So basically, Ofcom has to decide who’s networked programming to give the licence to.

  2. Dave Wiggy Wiggins says

    Nation Broadcasting Wants Bristol Licence Of Celador What Own The Breeze No Way At All Nation Broadcasting Is Getting The Bristol Licence Of Celador Nation Broadcasting Is Unfit To Own Any Radio Stations Now Just Take A Look At My Dragon Radio Wales Station What Nation Broadcasting Own No Presenters On Dragon Radio Wales And Take A Look At This Station Thames Radio London What Nation Broadcasting Own Ok They Got Presenters On Thames Radio In London But No Studio It Is Voice Track Or Pre Recorded In Wales So Sorry Nation Broadcasting Go Away And Sort Your Own Stations Out First Please If Any Other Radio Groups Want The Bristol Licence Of Celador Then I Do Hope My Music Radio What Own By Ukrd Group Do Stop Nation Broadcasting Now And Take The Celador Bristol Licence Over But I Just Hope Celador Do Keep The Bristol Licence And Carry On Broadcasting The Breeze And Sam Fm In Bristol And I Will Say This Nation Broadcasting Please Go Away

  3. Dan Dean says

    Nation is dreadful and i can honestly say that i don’t know a single person who listens to it. All their stations are just dire, a complete waste of time.

  4. Dave Wiggy Wiggins says

    Nation Broadcasting Should Do A Station In Hereford And Name It Hereford Sound That Be Good

  5. Dave Wiggy Wiggins says

    I Just Hope Celador Radio Limited
    Will Carry On Broadcasting Their Good Dam Stations The Breeze To Bristol And Sam Fm As Well And I Do Hope Celador Radio Limited Will Keep Hold Tight On The Bristol Licence For Good I Support Full Time Celador Radio Limited And The Breeze And Sam Fm To Carry On Broadcasting For Good In Bristol And Gloucestershire For Good Do Not Take The Licence Off From Celador Radio Limited Ofcom Please And To Give It Over To A GraveYard Radio Group Name Nation Broadcasting That Is What Nation Broadcasting Is Sorry To Say Now And It Is True The Breeze Is A Lot More Better Then Nation Broadcasting So Please Under Stand Please Now

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