|Licence Area||Station Name||Expiry date of existing licence||Licence 'pre-advertisement'1||Licence re-advertisement (if required)2|
|Brighton and Hove*||JUICE 107.2||26 March 2017||February 2016||March 2016|
|Kidderminster||SIGNAL 107||11 September 2017||August 2016||September 2016|
|Blackburn||THE BEE||30 September 2017||August 2016||September 2016|
|Ashford||KMFM||2 October 2017||September 2016||October 2016|
|Ballymena||Q107||31 October 2017||September 2016||October 2016|
|Belfast**||U105||13 November 2017||October 2016||November 2016|
|Durham||STAR RADIO||4 December 2017||November 2016||December 2016|
|Banbury||BANBURY SOUND||24 February 2018||December 2016||January 2016|
|Manchester**||RADIO X||14 March 2018||January 2017||February 2017|
|Torbay||THE BREEZE||26 May 2018||March 2017||April 2017|
|Norwich||NORWICH 99.9||28 June 2018||April 2017||May 2017|
|Cornwall||HEART||5 July 2018||May 2017||July 2017|
|Swindon||SAM FM||1 September 2018||July 2017||August 2017|
|Doncaster||TRAX FM||4 September 2018||July 2017||August 2017|
|Shrewsbury and Oswestry||SIGNAL 107||17 September 2018||July 2017||August 2017|
|Bath||THE BREEZE||25 September 2018||July 2017||August 2017|
|Solent||SAM FM||30 September 2018||August 2017||September 2017|
|Winchester||THE BREEZE||2 October 2018||August 2017||September 2017|
|Wakefield||RIDINGS FM||2 October 2018||August 2017||September 2017|
|Rotherham||ROTHER FM||14 October 2018||August 2017||September 2017|
|Ipswich||TOWN 102||18 October 2018||September 2017||October 2017|
|Swansea||SWANSEA BAY RADIO||4 November 2018||September 2017||October 2017|
|Bridlington||YORKSHIRE COAST RADIO||6 November 2018||September 2017||October 2017|
|Bristol||THE BREEZE||25 November 2018||September 2017||October 2017|
|South Hams||HEART||30 November 2018||October 2017||November 2017|
|Newry||Q100.5||11 December 2018||October 2017||November 2017|
|Greater London*||LYCA RADIO 1458||31 December 2018||November 2017||December 2017|
|Coleraine||Q97.2||25 January 2019||November 2017||December 2017|
|Lincoln||LINCS FM||28 February 2019||December 2017||January 2018|
* Each of these licences currently qualifies for renewal under the Broadcasting Act 1990 and thus may not be pre-advertised.
** Each of these licences will not be pre-advertised in accordance with this timetable because the licensee has applied for renewal under the Broadcasting Act 1990
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.
'Pre-advertisement' of local analogue commercial radio licence: Ballymena PDF, 101.5 KB
'Pre-advertisement' of local analogue commercial radio licence: Ashford PDF, 101.2 KB
'Pre-advertisement' of local analogue commercial radio licence: Blackburn PDF, 101.4 KB
'Pre-advertisement' of local analogue commercial radio licence: Kidderminster PDF, 101.4 KB
1.1 This document provides guidance for those wishing to apply for re-advertised local analogue commercial radio licences. For both the existing holders of those licences and others who may wish to apply for them, it explains the licensing process that Ofcom will follow, the main statutory requirements we will consider and the licence conditions that will need to be met.
1.2 Information is supplied on a wide range of matters in this document, many of which depend on interpretation of the law. The information given is not an exhaustive account of the statutory and licensing requirements and should not be regarded as a complete and authoritative statement of the law. Nor does any information issued by Ofcom, whether in this document or elsewhere, imply any judgement by Ofcom as to commercial prospects for licences, or that licensed services will be profitable.
1.3 Prospective applicants for local analogue commercial radio licences must make their own independent assessment after taking their own professional advice and making such further investigations as they deem necessary on all relevant matters. Ofcom makes no representation or warranty, express or implied, with respect to information contained in this document or with respect to any written or oral information made or to be made available to any potential applicant or its professional advisors. Any liability therefore is expressly disclaimed. Ofcom reserves the right to alter or correct any part of this document.
1.4 Prospective applicants should be aware that certain features of the licensing process, such as fees, sanctions procedures and the drafting of relevant content codes, may change in the future as various public consultations are carried out and their results assessed.