Ofcom has completed the third round of community radio applications, with the final decisions being made in May 2017. Below, you will find a full list of applicants so far, 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: 19th July 2019.

Total Licences Awarded Rejected On Air
214 119 94 92



BAILIWICK OF GUERNSEY (1) Region Application Outcome Decision
Quay FM Alderney On Air - 107.1 12/06/14

EAST OF ENGLAND (14) Region Application Outcome Decision
Black Cat Radio St Neots, Cambridgeshire On Air - 107.0 19/03/15
Brecks FM (Watton Community Radio) Watton, Norfolk Off Air - 106.9 17/06/15
Chelmsford Community Radio Chelmsford On Air - 104.4 29/07/15
Coastal Radio Great Yarmouth Licence Rejected 29/07/15
Colne Radio Wivenhoe, Essex On Air - 106.6 29/07/15
Funky SX Southend on Sea On Air - 103.7 29/07/15
Gateway Thurrock Application Withdrawn  
Harbour Radio Great Yarmouth On Air - 107.4 29/07/15
MKFM Milton Keynes On Air - 106.3 19/03/15
NNBC Northampton On Air - 106.9 19/03/15
Park Radio Diss, Harleston & Eye On Air - 105.2/107.6 17/06/15
Peterborough FM Peterborough On Air - 103.2 17/06/15
Radio Castle Framlingham, Suffolk Licence Returned 17/06/15
Radio Peterborough Peterborough Licence Rejected 17/06/15
Salaam Radio Peterborough On Air - 106.2 17/06/15
Secklow Sounds Milton Keynes On Air - 105.5 19/03/15
LONDON (AND OTHER AREAS WITHIN THE M25) (21) Region Application Outcome Decision
AIMS FM Hounslow, West London Licence Rejected 12/05/17
Danaq FM Gants Hill & Ilford and London Boroughs of Redbridge, Newham & Waltham Forest Licence Rejected 12/05/17
Flames Radio London Boroughs of Hackney, Waltham Forest, Tower Hamlets & Newham Licence Rejected 12/05/17
Flex FM London Boroughs of Merton, Wandsworth, Sutton, Croydon & Kingston-Upon-Thames On Air - 101.4 12/05/17
Fusion FM London: from Edmonton in the north, to Woolwich in the east, Streatham in the south and Ealing in the west Licence Rejected 12/05/17
Greek Beat Radio North London: Southgate and surrounding areas of Palmers Green, Oakwood, Cockfosters, Bounds Green & Wood Green Licence Rejected 12/05/17
Hot Digital Online London Borough of Newham, East London Licence Rejected 12/05/17
House FM London Boroughs of Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets & Waltham Forest Licence Rejected 12/05/17
Krystal FM Brixton, Clapham, Tulse Hill, Streatham and surrounding areas within the Borough of Lambeth Licence Rejected 12/05/17
Maritime Radio London Borough of Greenwich On Air - 96.5 12/05/17
Metropol Radio London Boroughs of Hackney, Haringey & Enfield Licence Rejected 12/05/17
Mi-Soul London Boroughs of Lewisham, Southwark, Lambeth & Greenwich Licence Rejected 12/05/17
New Generation Radio London Borough of Newham Licence Rejected 12/05/17
Nomad Radio London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham Licence Granted 12/05/17
Quasar London Boroughs within the M25 Licence Rejected 19/05/17
Radio Harrow London Borough of Harrow Licence Rejected 12/05/17
Radio Minhaj London Borough of Newham On Air - 94.0 12/05/17
Rainbow Radio London Boroughs of Southwark, Lambeth, Lewisham, west Greenwich & parts of Wandsworth Licence Rejected 12/05/17
Starpoint FM East London: London Boroughs of Tower Hamlets & Newham Licence Rejected 12/05/17
Wandsworth Radio London Borough of Wandsworth Licence Rejected 12/05/17
ZoneOneRadio Central London: Transport for London's "Zone 1" Licence Rejected 12/05/17
NORTH EAST ENGLAND, CUMBRIA & NORTH YORKSHIRE (13) Region Application Outcome Decision
Blue Jay FM / Indigo FM South Kendal area Application Withdrawn  
CandoFM Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria On Air - 106.3 03/12/13
Dales Radio Yorkshire Dales On Air - 103.0/104.9/936AM 06/11/13
Derwent FM Malton, Norton and the Ryedale area of North Yorkshire Licence Rejected 06/11/13
Eden FM Penrith and surrounding area, Cumbria On Air - 107.5 06/11/13
Koast Radio Ashington and surrounding area, Northumberland On Air - 106.6 03/12/13
Palace FM Redcar, Cleveland Licence Rejected 11/10/13
Radio Northumberland Bedlington and South East Northumberland Licence Rejected 03/12/13
Radio Scarborough Scarborough, North Yorkshire Licence Rejected 11/10/13 / 02/07/14
Radio Selby Selby and surrounding Selby District Council communities Licence Rejected 06/11/13
Radio Skipton Skipton, North Yorkshire Licence Rejected 06/11/13
Synergy South East Northumberland Licence Rejected 03/12/13
Zetland FM Redcar and East Cleveland On Air - 105.0 11/10/13
NORTH WEST (15) Region Application Outcome Decision
Beyond Radio Lancaster and Morecambe On Air - 103.5 02/07/14
Blackburn Youth Radio Blackburn Licence Rejected 02/07/14
Bury Community Radio (BCR) Bury Licence Granted 02/07/14
FM Manchester Asia Manchester Licence Rejected 02/07/14
Heritage Community Radio Manchester On Air - 1602 AM 02/07/14
Mighty FM Southport Licence Rejected 02/07/14
Monster Radio Preston Licence Rejected 02/07/14
Radio Victoria Blackpool Licence Returned 02/07/14
Radio Warrington Warrington On Air - 1332AM 02/07/14
RedShift Radio Crewe and Nantwich Licence Rejected 11/02/14
Retro Radio Saddleworth, Lees and Mossley, Greater Manchester Licence Rejected 02/07/14
Ribble FM The Ribble Valley On Air - 106.7 02/07/14
Rossendale FM Rossendale Valley Licence Rejected 11/03/14
The Cat Crewe and Nantwich On Air - 107.9 11/02/14
Trafford Sound Trafford Borough, Greater Manchester Licence Rejected 02/07/14
SOUTH EAST ENGLAND (OUTSIDE OF THE M25) (26) Region Application Outcome Decision
1 Brighton FM Brighton and Hove On Air - 101.4 15/07/16
Andover Radio Andover On Air - 95.9 08/06/16
Angel Radio City of Portsmouth and Borough of Havant On Air - 89.3 06/07/16
Awaaz FM Southampton On Air - 99.8 06/07/16
Bexhill FM Bexhill-on-Sea Licence Returned 20/04/16
BFBS Brize Norton RAF Brize Norton, Oxfordshire Licence Granted 08/06/16
BFBS Portsmouth Royal Naval Base, Portsmouth Licence Granted 06/07/16
BFBS Shorncliffe Sir John Moore Barracks, Shorncliffe, Kent Licence Granted 08/06/16
Fiesta FM Southampton On Air - 95.0 06/07/16
Gaydio Brighton and Hove On Air - 97.8 15/07/16
Hailsham FM Hailsham On Air - 95.9 20/04/16
Kennet Radio Newbury and Thatcham On Air - 106.7 08/06/16
Love FM Bracknell Licence Rejected 20/04/16
Miskin Radio Gravesham, Dartford and Bexley Licence Returned 15/07/16
Platform B Brighton and Hove On Air - 105.5 15/07/16
Radio Cabin Herne Bay On Air - 94.6 15/07/16
Red Kite Radio Haddenham and Thame, Buckinghamshire On Air - 107.2 20/04/16
Sheppey FM Sheerness On Air - 92.2 15/07/16
Shoreline Romney Marsh, Kent Licence Granted 15/07/16
Vectis Radio Newport, Isle of Wight On Air - 104.6 08/06/16
Waterside Radio Totton and Elling, Hampshire Licence Rejected 06/07/16
Wey Valley Radio Alton, Hampshire On Air - 101.1 06/07/16
Winchester Radio Winchester On Air - 94.7 06/07/16
Witney Radio Witney On Air - 99.9 20/04/16
Worthing FM Worthing Licence Rejected 08/06/16
Wycombe Sound High Wycombe On Air - 106.6 20/04/16
SOUTH WEST (26) Region Application Outcome Decision
Access FM Bridgwater, Somerset On Air - 104.2 05/04/12
Air Weymouth and Portland, Dorset On Air - 107.2 05/04/12
Apple FM Taunton, Somerset On Air - 97.3 05/04/12
Blandford Garrison FM Blandford Camp, Blandform Forum, Dorset On Air - 89.3 08/12/11
Bay FM Radio Exmouth, Devon On Air - 106.4 05/04/12
Bradley Stoke Radio Bradley Stoke, South Gloucestershire On Air - 103.4 08/12/11
CHBN Truro, Cornwall On Air - 100.8 04/05/12
Ethnic Minority Radio FM (EMR FM) Swindon, Wiltshire Licence Rejected 08/12/11
Fantasy Radio Devizes, Wiltshire On Air - 97.0 21/11/11
FromeFM Frome, Somerset On Air - 96.6 21/11/11
GLOSS FM Thornbury, South Gloucestershire Licence Rejected 08/12/11
Newquay Sound Newquay, Cornwall Licence Rejected 08/12/11
Penwith Radio Penwith, Cornwall On Air - 96.5/97.2 04/05/12
Plymouth Community Radio Plymouth, Devon Licence Returned 29/05/12
Pulse Radio Cheddar, Somerset Off Air - 104.4 05/04/12
Q-mmunity Radio Crediton, Devon Licence Returned 05/04/12
Radio Sherborne Sherborne, Dorset On Air - 104.7 08/12/11
Radio Winchcombe Winchcombe, Gloucestershire On Air - 107.1 08/12/11
Redruth Radio Redruth, Cornwall Licence Returned 04/05/12
Riviera FM Torbay, Devon Licence Rejected 29/05/12
The Beach Christchurch, Dorset Licence Rejected 29/05/12
The Hub Central South Cornwall On Air - 106.1/106.4 29/05/12
The Voice North Devon On Air - 106.1/107.8 05/04/12
Tone FM Taunton, Somerset On Air - 107.8 05/04/12
Totnes FM Totnes, Devon Licence Returned 04/05/12
WCR Warminster, Wiltshire On Air - 105.5 21/11/11
WEST AND SOUTH YORKSHIRE, HUMBERSIDE (23) Region Application Outcome Decision
AKASH Radio Leeds Leeds On Air - 1323AM 23/05/14
Beverley FM Beverley On Air - 107.8 23/05/14
Bradford Asian Radio Bradford On Air - 1413AM 23/05/14
Fantastic Radio Pudsey Licence Rejected 01/04/14
Fuzion FM Fir Vale, Sheffield Licence Rejected 25/02/14
Harmony FM Huddersfield Licence Rejected 04/03/14
Hit Music Radio Sheffield Licence Rejected 25/02/14
Hull Community Radio (HCR) East Hull Licence Rejected 01/04/14
Hull Kingston Radio (HKRFM) Hull On Air - 107.4 23/05/14
ILM COMMUNITY RADIO (ICR) Sheffield Licence Rejected 25/02/14
IMAN Radio Sheffield On Air - 103.1 25/02/14
Madina Live FM! Dewsbury and Batley Licence Rejected 04/03/14
Radio Azaan Leeds Licence Rejected 01/04/14
Radio Barnsley Barnsley Licence Returned 02/07/14
Radio Make A Change (MAC) Bradford Licence Rejected 01/04/14
Radio Paigham Huddersfield Licence Rejected 04/03/14
Radio Sangam Huddersfield On Air - 107.9 04/03/14
Safa Radio Halifax Licence Rejected 04/03/14
Sheffield Community Radio (SCR) Sheffield Licence Rejected 25/02/14
South Humberside Community Radio Winterton, North Lincolnshire Licence Rejected 01/04/14
U Radio Kirklees Dewsbury and Batley Licence Rejected 04/03/14
Unity FM Sheffield On Air - 96.7 25/02/14
West Wolds Radio Pocklington, East Riding of Yorkshrie Off Air - 103.1 11/03/14
WEST MIDLANDS & EAST MIDLANDS (28) Region Application Outcome Decision
1L Leicester Licence Rejected 19/02/15
6 Towns Radio Stoke-on-Trent, Newcastle under Lyme and Kidsgrove, Staffordshire Licence Rejected 03/10/14
Bewdley Radio Bewdley, Worcestershire Licence Rejected 02/12/14
BFBS Cottesmore and North Luffenham Kendrew Barracks, Cottesmore and St Georges Barracks, North Luffenham Licence Granted 19/02/15
BFBS Stafford MOD Stafford, Stafford Licence Granted 03/10/14
BFBS Waddington RAF Waddington, Lincoln Licence Rejected 03/10/14
Black Country Community Radio Dudley North and Sandwell, West Midlands Licence Rejected 19/02/15
Community Link Radio (CLR) Wolverhampton Licence Rejected 19/02/15
Cornerstone FM Telford, Shropshire Licence Rejected 02/12/14
Cre8 Radio Stoke-on-Trent and Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire Licence Rejected 03/10/14
Elastic FM Bolsover, Derbyshire Licence Rejected 02/12/14
Endeavour FM Boston, Lincolnshire On Air - 107.0 02/12/14
Gulshan Radio Wolverhampton On Air - 106.9 19/02/15
Hitmix Radio Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire On Air - 107.5 03/10/14
Indus Radio Birmingham Licence Rejected 19/02/15
Nova FM Newport, Shropshire On Air - 97.5 02/12/14
Panj Pani Radio Leicestershire and Rutland Licence Rejected 19/02/15
Radio Apni Awaz Birmingham Licence Rejected 19/02/15
Radio Central Birmingham Licence Rejected 19/02/15
Radio Festival Leicester Licence Rejected 19/02/15
Radio Newark Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire On Air - 107.8 02/12/14
Radio PANJ Coventry On Air - 1521AM 19/02/15
Radio Seerah Leicester Licence Rejected 19/02/15
Renaissance Dudley and surrounding area Licence Rejected 19/02/15
Sajan Radio Wolverhampton and Bilston, West Midlands Licence Rejected 19/02/15
Stafford FM Stafford On Air - 107.3 03/10/14
Style FM Sandwell, West Midlands Licence Rejected 19/02/15
WAM FM Louth, Lincolnshire Licence Rejected 03/10/14

ALL IRISH (10) Region Application Outcome Decision
Belfast FM Belfast On Air - 89.3 10/06/13
Bounce FM Banbridge, County Down Licence Rejected 10/06/13
Bridge FM Portadown, County Armagh On Air - 100.2 10/06/13
Chaine FM Larne, County Antrim Licence Returned 10/06/13
Destination Newry Newry, County Down Licence Rejected 10/06/13
fUSe FM Ballymoney, County Antrim On Air - 107.5 10/06/13
Lagan FM Belfast Licence Rejected 10/06/13
Raidió G Greater Maghera area, County Derry Licence Returned 10/06/13
Strule FM Omagh, County Tyrone Licence Rejected 10/06/13
The Super Station Belfast Belfast Licence Rejected 10/06/13

ALL SCOTTISH (19) Region Application Outcome Decision
An Radio / An Rčidio Outer Hebrides On Air - 105.2/107.2 29/05/12
APNA Radio Edinburgh Licence Rejected 20/09/12
Ark FM Glasgow Licence Rejected 17/07/12
Camglen Radio Cambuslang, Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire On Air - 107.9 17/07/12
Celtic Music Radio FM Glasgow On Air - 95.0 17/07/12
Crystal FM South and West Midlothian On Air - 107.4 20/09/12
Deveron FM Banff and Macduff, Aberdeenshire On Air - 107.4 17/01/13
East Coast FM Haddington, East Lothian On Air - 107.6 20/09/12
East Lothian FM East Lothian Licence Rejected 20/09/12
Generate Radio Berwickshire Licence Rejected 17/01/13
Irvine Beat FM Irvine, North Ayrshire On Air - 107.2 17/01/13
Keith Community Radio (KCR) Moray On Air - 107.7 17/01/13
K-Town FM Kinglassie, Fife Licence Returned 17/01/13
KYFM Kirkcaldy, Fife On Air - 107.0 17/01/13
Nevis Radio Lochaber, Fort William On Air - 96.6/97.0/102.3/102.4 17/01/13
Paisley FM Paisley, Renfrewshire Licence Rejected 17/07/12
Radio Inverness Inverness Licence Rejected 29/05/12
Sound of Mull Radio Isles of Mull and Iona Licence Returned 17/07/12
TD1 Radio Central Borders On Air - 106.5 14/02/13

ALL WELSH (6) Region Application Outcome Decision
Community Radio Wales FM St Asaph and Denbigh, North Wales Licence Rejected 05/04/12
Glan Clwyd AM Abergele and St Asaph, North Wales On Air - 1287AM 05/04/12
Harlech FM Harlech, Gwynedd Licence Returned 05/04/12
MonFM Isle of Anglesey On Air - 102.5 05/04/12
Radio Beca Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and north Pembrokeshire Licence Returned 05/04/12
Radio FAM Prestatyn, North Wales Licence Rejected 05/04/12

UK - OTHER, AM (11)
AM-Rock Thanet, Canterbury & Dover, East Kent Licence Rejected 19/05/17
Ark AM Glasgow On Air - 1530AM 19/05/17
Carillon Wellbeing Radio West Leicestershire On Air - 1476AM 19/05/17
Indus Radio Birmingham Licence Rejected 19/05/17
Leicestershire Community Talk Radio Leicestershire Licence Rejected 19/05/17
Panj Baani Radio Leicestershire, Northamptonshire & Derbyshire Licence Rejected 19/05/17
Panj Pani Radio Nuneaton & Bedworth, Warwickshire Licence Rejected 19/05/17
Radio Caroline Suffolk On Air - 648AM 19/05/17
Radio Central Inner city Birmingham Licence Rejected 19/05/17
Radio Ninesprings Yeovil and the District of South Somerset Licence Returned 19/05/17
Radio Seerah Inner city Leicester On Air - 1575AM 19/05/17

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