Planned timetable for the re-advertisement of local analogue commercial radio licences and the advertisements, applications and awards

01 May 2018

Licence Area Station Name Expiry date of existing licence Licence 'pre-advertisement'1 Licence re-advertisement (if required)2
Alton, Petersfield, Haslemere & Bordon The Breeze 21 November 2019 September 2018 October 2018
Bournemouth* SMOOTH RADIO  31 December 2019 November 2018 December 2018
Peterborough* SMOOTH RADIO  31 December 2019 November 2018 December 2018
Southend & Chelmsford* SMOOTH RADIO  31 December 2019 November 2018 December 2018
Cardiff & Newport* SMOOTH RADIO  31 December 2019 November 2018 December 2018
Cardiff & Newport* CAPITAL FM 31 December 2019 November 2018 December 2018
Exeter & Torbay* HEART 31 December 2019 November 2018 December 2018
Peterborough* HEART 31 December 2019 November 2018 December 2018
Brixton* Capital Xtra 31 December 2019 November 2018 December 2018
Birmingham* CAPITAL FM  31 December 2019 November 2018 December 2018
Bradford* SUNRISE FM 31 December 2019 November 2018 December 2018
Bournemouth* HEART 31 December 2019 November 2018December 2018
Belfast* Q Radio  31 December 2019 November 2018 December 2018
Dundee & Perth* TAY 2 31 December 2019 November 2018 December 2018
Dundee & Perth* TAY FM 31 December 2019 November 2018 December 2018
Coventry* Free Radio 80s 31 December 2019 November 2018 December 2018
Greater London* SMOOTH RADIO  31 December 2019 November 2018 December 2018
Greater London* KISS  31 December 2019 November 2018December 2018
Greater London* Magic 31 December 2019 November 2018 December 2018
Coventry* Free Radio 31 December 2019 November 2018 December 2018
Greater London* Love Sport 31 December 2019 November 2018 December 2018
North East England* SMOOTH RADIO  7 January 2020 December 2018 January 2019
Liverpool* Radio City 2 27 January 2020 December 2018January 2019
Yorkshire* Capital FM 13 February 2020 December 2018January 2019
Exeter* Radio Exe 17 February 2020 December 2018January 2019
Inverness* MFR2 22 February 2020 December 2018January 2019
Inverness* MFR FM 22 February 2020 December 2018January 2019
Morecambe  Heart 28 February 2020 December 2018January 2019

* 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.

Footnotes:

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.