Statement: Nation Radio (Ceredigion) - Request to change Format

  • Start: 12 April 2019
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 10 May 2019

Statement published 31 May 2019

Radio Ceredigion Limited (‘RCL’) has withdrawn its request to change the Format of the commercial radio licence it holds for Ceredigion.

The commercial radio licence for Ceredigion was re-awarded to RCL in December 2018 (PDF, 141.3 KB). The licence re-application was made on the basis of replacing the existing Radio Ceredigion service with a re-broadcast of South Wales regional service Nation Radio when the new licence period begins on 1 June.

Following its successful licence re-application (it was the sole applicant for the licence), RCL decided that it wished instead to continue with its existing Radio Ceredigion service, including a commitment to providing local content, including local news, for the Ceredigion area. Since we regarded the changes as being a significant departure to the service that was proposed by RCL in its licence re-application, we ran a four-week consultation on RCL’s proposals, which closed on 10 May and elicited six responses.

However, RCL has now informed Ofcom that it wishes to withdraw the Format Change Request and will proceed to launch Nation Radio in Ceredigion, as per its original licence re-application, on 1 June.

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Responder name Type
Comisiynydd y Gymraeg (PDF File, 310.3 KB) Organisation
Harlech Properties Ltd (PDF File, 153.4 KB) Organisation
Ofcom Advisory Committee for Wales (PDF File, 118.6 KB) Organisation
Webber, Mr M. (PDF File, 115.0 KB) Individual
Welsh Language Commissioner (PDF File, 346.0 KB) Organisation
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