Statement: Communicorp radio stations in the East Midlands and Peterborough – Request to create a new approved area

  • Start: 26 July 2019
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 23 August 2019

Statement published 13 September 2019

Following consultation, Ofcom has authorised a new approved area for the following FM local radio licences owned by Communicorp UK Limited (‘Communicorp’):

  • East Midlands (Smooth Radio)
  • Kettering, Corby and Wellingborough (Connect FM)
  • Peterborough (Connect FM)

Following this decision, we have also approved Format change requests for the Connect FM services in Peterborough and Kettering, Corby and Wellingborough which will allow them to provide their locally-made programming from anywhere within this new approved area, and to share this programming with each other and also with the East Midlands service. The two Connect FM services will be rebranded as ‘Smooth Radio’ as a result.

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