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Radio broadcast update December 2021

13 Ionawr 2022

A round-up of radio broadcast licensing activity in December 2021.

Digital radio

Local/national DAB multiplex variations

The following multiplex variations were agreed during this period:

ChangeMultiplex
Addition of GB News – A 24/7 news channel for UK audiences.Channel Islands
Addition of Nation Hits – A music station predominantly playing current and recent pop music.Mid and West Wales
Removal of Nation Radio UK – A music station playing current and classic hits.
Addition of Your Harrogate – A local radio station for the Harrogate district.North Yorkshire
Addition of Abacus Radio – Abacus Radio will provide a music service featuring various genres, accompanied by spoken word.Surrey
Removal of Classic One – A music service featuring various genres, including classical and jazz.

Digital sound programme service (DSP) and digital additional sound (DAS) licences issued during this period

LicenseeService name
GB News LimitedGB News
First Choice Radio LimitedFirst Choice Radio
Ambron Enterprises LtdAmbron Radio

DSP and DAS licences which have ceased to be licensed (handed back or revoked) in this period

LicenseeService nameReason
Live Channel Cornwall LimitedGoldmineSurrendered
UKRD Group LimitedStray FMSurrendered
Lincs FM Group LimitedLincs FM (Lincoln)Surrendered
UKRD Group LimitedMinister FMSurrendered

Community digital sound programme service (C-DSP) applications received during this period

LicenseeService name
Birmingham City Students' UnionScratch Radio

C-DSP licences issued during this period

LicenseeService name
Wigan and St Helens Community Media CICThe Old Courts Radio
Memory Lane Productions CICMemory Lane Radio

Radio licensable content services (RLCS) which have ceased to be licensed in this period

LicenseeService nameReason
Liberty Radio LimitedLiberty RadioSurrendered

Analogue commercial radio

Analogue station Format changes

Each station has as part of its licence, a ‘Format’ which outlines what the essential nature of the service is and details any specific expectations of that service.

Any changes to a format can only be made by following the correct procedure and with the appropriate permission from Ofcom.

Star Radio (Cambridge & Ely) (PDF, 224.3 KB)
Published 10 December 2021

Analogue community radio

Community Radio Fund – Round 2, 2021-22

The second round of the Community Radio Fund 2021-22 has now closed for applications. The Panel will meet in due course to consider the applications.

Licence extensions granted in this period

A five-year extension has been granted to the following:

Service nameLicenseeLocationNew expiry date
Asian Star 101.6 FMAsian Star Community Radio LtdSlough11 March 2027
Radio ReverbRadioReverb LimitedBrighton and Hove25 March 2027