Statement: Sam FM (Bristol) – Request to change Format

  • Start: 16 October 2020
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 13 November 2020

Statement published 9 December 2020

In August 2020, CRB Audio Limited – a subsidiary of Bauer Radio – submitted a request to Ofcom to make changes to the Format of its FM local radio licence for Bristol, which broadcasts as ‘Sam FM’, with a view to relaunching the station as ‘Hits Radio’.

In Ofcom’s view, the proposed change would constitute a significant departure from the ‘Character of Service’, and so was subject to a public consultation.

Following that consultation, Ofcom has decided to approve the change to the ‘Character of Service’ proposed by CRB Audio Limited.

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Clews, N (PDF File, 105.0 KB) Individual
Hockenhull, S (PDF File, 49.9 KB) Individual
Hole, A (PDF File, 142.4 KB) Individual
Liu, J (PDF File, 135.6 KB) Individual
Name withheld 1 (PDF File, 133.1 KB) Individual
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