The Competition and Markets Authority says it's pushing Bauer Media's purchase of Lincs FM Group, Celador Radio, UKRD and Wireless' local stations to a full 'Phase 2' investigation.
The Competition and Markets Authority has now begun its formal inquiry into the purchases of Lincs FM Group, Celador Radio, Wireless Local and UKRD by Bauer Media.
Half of the prizes at this year's IRN Awards have been won by reporters or teams from Scottish commercial radio stations.
Analysis by RadioToday shows presenter numbers across the UK could drop by more than 250 if Global and Bauer take full advantage of Ofcom's changes to rules on localness.
Bauer Media has bought itself 33 new analogue radio stations and three digital services after buying Lincs FM Group and Celador Radio, but will sell some of those for competition reasons.
Lincs FM played host to All Saints in an intimate gig to around 200 of their listeners this week in Newark.