143/99 8 October 1999

RADIO AUTHORITY PUBLISHES ASSESSMENT OF THE DIGITAL MULTIPLEX LICENCE AWARD FOR TYNE & WEAR

The Radio Authority has today (8 October) published the details of its assessment of the local digital multiplex licence award for Tyne & Wear. The Authority awarded the licence to Emap Digital Radio Ltd. on 1 October.

A copy of the full assessment can be viewed from the link here.

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