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Consultation: Jack FM2 (Oxford) - Request to change format

Jack Media proposes to relaunch JACK FM2 as ’JACK 3’, and wishes to change the ‘Character of Service’ of the Oxford licence.

Consultation: Bradford Asian Radio - Request to change Key Commitments

Ofcom is considering the Key Commitments change request submitted by Bradford Asian Radio Limited Company (‘BAR’).


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Consultation: Jack FM2 (Oxford) - Request to change format

  • Consultation
  • Start: 05 December 2019
  • Status: Open
  • End: 09 January 2020

Jack Media proposes to relaunch JACK FM2 as ’JACK 3’, and wishes to change the ‘Character of Service’ of the Oxford licence.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/jack-fm2-format-change

Consultation: Bradford Asian Radio - Request to change Key Commitments

  • Consultation
  • Start: 05 November 2019
  • Status: Open
  • End: 09 January 2020

Ofcom is considering the Key Commitments change request submitted by Bradford Asian Radio Limited Company (‘BAR’), which holds a community radio licence for Bradford broadcasting as ‘Bradford Asian Radio’.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/bradford-asian-radio-key-commitments-change

Statement: Short-term restricted service licensing review

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 03 October 2019
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 31 October 2019

Following consultation, we have decided to cease two aspects of our policy on licensing short-term restricted services licences (SRSL).

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/short-term-restricted-service-licensing-review

Statement: Request to change Format – Banbury Sound, Rugby FM and Touch FM

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 02 October 2019
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 30 October 2019

We have decided to approve the Format change requests submitted by Quidem relating to the FM commercial radio licences for Banbury, Coventry, Rugby, South East Staffordshire, Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/consultation-format-change-request-banbury-sound-rugby-fm-touch-fm

Statement: Revisions to Digital Radio Technical Codes

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 04 February 2019
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 18 March 2019

This Statement concludes the consultation process, sets out our analysis of the points raised by respondents, and includes our final decision on the proposed changes to the technical codes. The new Technical Code documents will come into force today (11 June 2019).

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/revisions-to-digital-radio-technical-codes

Statement: Love Sport and Panjab Radio - Requests to change Format

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 08 February 2019
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 08 March 2019

Ofcom has decided to approve the Format change requests concerning the AM commercial radio licence for Greater London and the AM commercial radio licence for North London held by ASSL (Love Sport) and PRLL (Panjab Radio), respectively.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/love-sport-and-panjab-radio

Statement: Ofcom's Annual Plan 2019/20

  • Consultation
  • Start: 03 December 2018
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 08 February 2019

Statement of our plan of work for the next financial year(2019/20).

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/annual-plan-2019-20

Statement: Bauer Radio West Midlands & Shropshire stations - Requests to change Format

  • Consultation
  • Start: 07 September 2018
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 05 October 2018

Ofcom is consulting on whether to approve Format Change Requests relating to three analogue commercial radio licences in the West Midlands and Shropshire which are ultimately owned by Bauer Radio Limited.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/bauer-radio-format-change

Statement on changes to the General Conditions of Entitlement

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 26 April 2018
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 28 May 2018

This statement sets out Ofcom's decision to amend general condition C6.6, additional changes to our guidance on Calling Line Identification facilities, and a number of minor drafting changes.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/changes-general-conditions-of-entitlement

Statement: Love Sport – Request to change Format

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 04 May 2018
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 01 June 2018

A request from Love Sport to change the station’s published Format has been approved by Ofcom, following a public consultation.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/love-sport-request-to-change-format

Statement: Absolute Radio – proposals to reduce AM coverage

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 09 February 2018
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 02 March 2018

Following consultation, Ofcom has decided to approve proposals from Absolute Radio to reduce by 5% the transmission coverage of its AM national commercial licence.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/absolute-radio-proposals-to-reduce-am-coverage

Statement: Annual Plan 2018-19

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 01 December 2017
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 09 February 2018

Our Annual Plan 2018/19 highlights some of the key work areas that we will seek to deliver in order to meet our goals.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/proposed-annual-plan-2018-19

Statement: Spectrum Radio - Request to change Format

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 13 July 2017
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 10 August 2017

A request from the owner of Spectrum Radio Limited to change the Format of Spectrum Radio, a commercial radio service that broadcasts to Greater London on the AM (medium wave) band, has been approved by Ofcom.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/spectrum-radio-request-to-change-format

Local DAB multiplex change request: Mid & West Wales

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 30 January 2017
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 28 February 2017

An application by MuxCo Wales Limited ("MuxCo"), the holder of the local radio multiplex licence for Mid & West Wales, to extend the licensed area for its service to include Swansea, has been refused by Ofcom.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/local-dab-change

Community radio: future licensing and technical policy

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 28 October 2016
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 22 December 2016

There are nearly 250, Ofcom-licensed, community radio stations broadcasting in locations across the UK. These stations are small, not-for-profit, services which bring a range of benefits to their target communities, and are run with the help of volunteers.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/cr-future-licensing

Nation Radio - Request to change Format

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Licensing information
  • Start: 11 November 2016
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 09 December 2016

Ofcom has approved a Format Change Request from Nation Radio.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/nation-radio-request-to-change-format

Statement on Ofcom’s rules on due impartiality, due accuracy, elections and referendums

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 11 November 2016
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 16 January 2017

Ofcom is carrying out a review of the suitability of the list of larger parties for the purposes of Ofcom’s Broadcasting Code and rules on party political and referendum broadcasts (PPRB Rules).

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/broadcast-impartiality-accuracy-and-elections-rules-review

Advertisement of a national radio Additional Services licence

  • Consultation
  • Start: 07 December 2016
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 30 January 2017

Ofcom is proposing to advertise a new Additional Service licence in the first quarter of 2017 using the same spare capacity on the Classic FM frequencies.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/advertisement-of-a-national-radio-additional-services-licence

Proposed Annual Plan 2017/18

  • Consultation
  • Start: 29 November 2016
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 07 February 2017

Ofcom exists to make communications markets work for everyone. To achieve this, we are proposing three main goals: to promote competition and ensure that markets work effectively for consumers; to secure standards and improve quality; and to protect consumers from harm.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/proposed-annual-plan-2017-18

Heartland FM & Wave 102 - Requests to change format

  • Consultation
  • Start: 04 October 2016
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 11 October 2016

Ofcom is consulting on whether to approve Format Change Requests from the owners of Heartland FM in Perth and Wave 102 in Dundee.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/heartlandfm-wave102