Ofcom is licensing the latest round of community radio applications. Below, you will find a full list of applicants, detailing the location of their radio station, application outcome as have been announced so far and the date on which the decision on each application was announced. Last updated: 11th October 2021.

Total Licences Awarded Rejected On Air
35 24 11 7

ALL AREAS (35) Region Application Outcome Decision
Alfred Shaftesbury, Dorset Licence Granted 11/12/19
Border City Radio Carlisle, Cumbria Licence Granted 30/01/20
Bux FM South Bucks and Uxbridge Licence Rejected 03/03/20
Cheshire FM Northwich, Middlewich and Winsford, Cheshire Licence Granted 25/03/20
Chesterfield Radio Chesterfield, North East Derbyshire Licence Rejected 25/03/20
Chiltern Voice Amersham and Chesham, Buckinghamshire Licence Granted 30/01/20
Coast and County Radio Scarborough and Filey, North Yorkshire On Air - 97.4 25/03/20
Cross Counties Radio Magna Park and Lutterworth, Leicestershire On Air - 92.0 25/03/20
Croydon FM Croydon On Air - 97.8 12/05/20
DH1 (Digital Hits One) North Somerset On Air - 100.5 12/05/20
Dover Community Radio Dover District Licence Granted 12/05/20
East Coast Radio Grimsby and Cleethorpes Licence Rejected 03/03/20
Elastic FM Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire Licence Granted 25/03/20
LCR Lutterworth and villages to the north, Leicestershire Licence Rejected 03/03/20
Listen Lanarkshire Shotts, Scotland Licence Granted 11/12/19
ME2U Community Radio Croydon Croydon Licence Rejected 11/12/19
Merthyr Radio Merthyr Tydfil, Mid Glamorgan Licence Returned 11/12/19
Phase Radio (Wales) Prestatyn, Rhyl and surrounding areas, North East Wales Licence Rejected 11/12/19
Pulse Radio Wales Prestatyn, Rhyl and surrounding areas, North East Wales Licence Rejected 11/12/19
Radio 3C Burghclere, Kingsclere and Highclere, Hampshire Licence Rejected 30/01/20
Radio Ballymena Ballymena, County Antrim Licence Granted 30/01/20
Radio Henna Croydon Licence Rejected 12/05/20
Radio Melksham Melksham, Wiltshire Licence Granted 03/03/20
Radio Scarborough Scarborough, North Yorkshire On Air - 107.6 25/03/20
Radio West Fife Dunfermline and West Fife Licence Granted 12/05/20
Radio Wimborne Wimborne, East Dorset Licence Granted 03/03/20
Rainbow Radio South East London Licence Granted 12/05/20
Sam Radio Edinburgh Licence Granted 03/03/20
Select Radio South East London and Croydon Licence Granted 12/05/20
Severn Air Radio North Somerset Licence Rejected 25/03/20
Sound Radio Kinmel Bay, North East Wales On Air - 103.1 11/12/19
Thornbury Radio Thornbury and district, Gloucestershire On Air - 105.1/107.5 03/03/20
Voice of the community / St Asaph On Air St Asaph and surrounding areas, North East Wales Licence Rejected 11/12/19
Wallingford Radio Wallingford, South Oxfordshire Licence Granted 30/01/20
West Kent Radio Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge, Kent Licence Granted 25/03/20

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