35 more Community Radio applications received

Ofcom has received 35 more applications for community radio licences in various parts of the UK.

Applications have been submitted for new stations from Devon to Dunfermline, with 26 for England, five in Wales, three for Scotland and one in Northern Ireland.

Some areas have more than one proposed service – two in Scarborough – two in Lutterworth – two in Prestatyn – and five in South East London.

There is a mixture of proposed services, with most of them offering a local community service based on a location. Names range from Alfred – for a service in Shaftsbury (named after Alfred the Great) to Sam Radio in Edinburgh.

Here’s a list of all applicants, in alphabetical order:

Alfred (Shaftesbury, Dorset)
Website: www.ThisisAlfred.com

Border City Radio (Carlisle, Cumbria)

Bux FM (South Bucks and Uxbridge)
Website: www.buxfm.co.uk

Cheshire FM (Northwich, Middlewich and Winsford, Cheshire)
Website: www.cheshirefm.com

Chesterfield Radio (Chesterfield, North East Derbyshire)

Chiltern Voice (Amersham and Chesham, Buckinghamshire)
Website: www.chilternvoice.fm

Coast and County radio (Scarborough and Filey, North Yorkshire)
Website: www.coastandcountyradio.co.uk

Cross Counties Radio (Magna Park and Lutterworth, Leicestershire)
Website: www.crosscountiesradio.co.uk

DH1 (Digital Hits One) (North Somerset)
Website: www.digitalhits.one

Dover Community Radio (Dover District)
Website: www.dcrfm.co.uk

East Coast Radio (Grimsby, Cleethorpes)
Website: www.eastcoastradio.uk

Elastic FM (Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire)
Website: www.elasticfm.co.uk

LCR (Lutterworth and villages to the north, Leicestershire)
Website: www.leicester.fm

Listen Lanarkshire (Shotts, Scotland)
Website: www.listenlanarkshire.com

ME2U Community Radio Croydon (Croydon)
Website: www.me2uradio.co.uk

Merthyr Radio (Merthyr Tydfil, Mid Glamorgan)
Website: www.3gs.org.uk

Phase Radio (Wales) (Prestatyn, Rhyl and surrounding areas, NE Wales)
Website: www.phaseradio.co.uk

Pulse Radio Wales (Prestatyn, Rhyl and surrounding areas, NE Wales)

Radio 3C (Burghclere, Kingsclere and Highclere, Hampshire)

Radio Ballymena (Ballymena, County Antrim)

Radio Henna (Croydon)

Radio Melksham (Melksham, Wiltshire)
Website: www.radiomelksham.co.uk

Radio Scarborough (Scarborough, North Yorkshire)
Website: www.radioscarborough.co.uk

Radio West Fife (Dunfermline and West Fife)
Website: www.radiowestfife.scot

Radio Wimborne (Wimborne, East Dorset)
Website: www.Radiowimborne.co.uk

Rainbow Radio (South East London)
Website: www.rainbowradio.co.uk

Sam Radio (Edinburgh)

Select Radio (South East London and Croydon)
Website: www.selectradioapp.com

Severn Air Radio (North Somerset)
Website: www.severnairradio.co.uk

Sound Radio (Kinmel Bay, NE Wales)
Website: www.soundradio.wales

Thornbury Radio (Thornbury and district, Gloucestershire)
Website: www.tmcic.org

Voice of the community/St Asaph On Air (St Asaph and surrounding communities, NE Wales)

Wallingford Radio (Wallingford, South Oxfordshire)
Website: www.wallingfordradio.co.uk

West Kent Radio (Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge, Kent)
Website: www.westkentradio.com

Ofcom usually takes between 3-6 months to announce which applications are successful, and which are rejected.

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3 Comments
  1. John Tudor says

    The way forward for local radio.

  2. Sheilah Ross says

    SAM (Scottish Autistic Media) Radio have not applied for a community Licence, You have made a mistake it is Scottish Asia Media that has applied.

    1. UK Reporter says

      Thanks!

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