Planned timetable for the re-advertisement of local analogue commercial radio licences and the advertisements, applications and awards
|Licence Area||Station Name||Expiry date of existing licence||Licence 'pre-advertisement'1||Licence re-advertisement (if required)2|
|Dumbarton||YOUR RADIO||29 May 2020||March 2019 (PDF, 162.4 KB)||April 2019|
|Medway Towns*||KMFM||31 August 2020||May 2019||June 2019|
|Greater London*||RADIO X||31 August 2020||May 2019||June 2019|
|Weymouth & Dorchester||WESSEX FM||03 September 2020||June 2019||July 2019|
|Greater London*||HEART||03 September 2020||June 2019||July 2019|
|Leicester*||SABRAS RADIO||06 September 2020||June 2019||July 2019|
|Leicester*||CAPITAL||06 September 2020||June 2019||July 2019|
|East Midlands*||GEM 106||22 September 2020||June 2019||July 2019|
|Preston, Leyland & Chorley||2BR||24 September 2020||June 2019||July 2019|
|Preston & Blackpool*||GREATEST HITS RADIO||04 October 2020||June 2019||August 2019|
|Preston and Blackpool*||ROCK FM||04 October 2020||July 2019||August 2019|
|Swindon & West Wiltshire*||HEART||11 October 2020||July 2019||August 2019|
|Swindon & West Wiltshire*||SMOOTH RADIO||11 October 2020||July 2019||August 2019|
|Greater London*||CAPITAL||15 October 2020||July 2019||August 2019|
|Greater London*||GOLD||15 October 2020||July 2019||August 2019|
|Kendal & Windermere||SMOOTH RADIO||26 October 2020||July 2019||August 2019|
|Perth||WAVE FM||04 November 2020||August 2019||September 2019|
|Warminster||THE BREEZE||04 November 2020||August 2019||September 2019|
|Scarborough*||YORKSHIRE COAST RADIO||06 November 2020||August 2019||September 2019|
|East of England*||KISS||21 November 2020||August 2019||September 2019|
|Bradford & Huddersfield*||PULSE 2||03 December 2020||September 2019||October 2019|
|Bradford & Huddersfield*||PULSE 1||03 December 2020||September 2019||October 2019|
|Peterhead*||WAVES RADIO||05 December 2020||September 2019||October 2019|
|Glasgow & West Central Scotland*||CLYDE 1||30 December 2020||September 2019||October 2019|
|Glasgow & West Central Scotland*||CLYDE 2||30 December 2020||September 2019||October 2019|
|Coventry||TOUCH FM||31 December 2020||September 2019||October 2019|
|Mid Ulster||Q RADIO||31 January 2021||October 2019||November 2019|
|Birmingham*||ABSOLUTE CLASSIC ROCK||17 February 2021||November 2019||December 2019|
|Birmingham*||FREE RADIO||17 February 2021||November 2019||December 2019|
|Omagh & Enniskillen||Q RADIO||18 March 2021||December 2019||January 2020|
|Liverpool*||CAPITAL||26 March 2021||December 2019||January 2020|
* Each of these licences currently qualifies for renewal under the Broadcasting Act 1990 and thus may not be pre-advertised.
The dates in the above table (apart from the expiry date of the existing licence) are subject to revision, as circumstances dictate.
In accordance with Ofcom's published policy (PDF, 252.0 KB), any licence whose existing holder does not commit to maintaining its current Format will be fully re-advertised in accordance with the above timetable.
1. Licence 'pre-advertisement' involves Ofcom inviting declarations of intent to apply for the licence. A declaration of intent must be accompanied by a cash deposit. If no declaration of intent is received from anyone except the existing licensee, Ofcom can proceed with a 'fast track' re-licensing of the existing licensee. If more than one declaration of intent is received, the licence will be re-advertised.
2. There will be at least a three month period between advertisement date and closing date for applications.