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

19 March 2018

Licence Area Station Name Expiry date of existing licence Licence 'pre-advertisement'1 Licence re-advertisement (if required)2
Bristol Sam FM 19 May 2019 March 2018 April 2018
Blackpool Radio Wave 24 May 2019 March 2018 April 2018
Newbury The Breeze 28 May 2019 March 2018 April 2018
CeredigionRadio Ceredigion31 May 2019 April 2018
Northallerton Minster FM 10 June 2019 April 2018 May 2018
King's Lynn KL.FM 30 June 2019 April 2018 May 2018
York* Minster FM 30 June 2019 April 2018 May 2018
Bridgwater & West Somerset The Breeze 03 July 2019 May 2018 June 2018
Kintyre, Islay & Jura Argyll FM 09 July 2019 May 2018 June 2018
Burnley & Pendle 2BR 24 July 2019 May 2018 June 2018
Aberdeen* Northsound 1 28 July 2019 May 2018 June 2018
Kingston-upon-Hull KCFM 31 July 2019 May 2018 June 2018
Leeds* Radio Aire 31 August 2019 June 2018 July 2018
Leeds* Radio Aire 2 31 August 2019 June 2018 July 2018
North East England* Heart 31 August 2019 June 2018 July 2018
North West England* Smooth Radio 31 August 2019 June 2018 July 2018
Greater London* Lyca Dil Se 31 August 2019 June 2018 July 2018
Severn EstuarA2:D33y* KISS  3 September 2019 July 2018 August 2018
Salisbury Spire FM 4 September 2019 July 2018 August 2018
West Midlands* Heart 5 September 2019 July 2018 August 2018
Southend & Chelmsford* Heart 11 September 2019 July 2018 August 2018
Central Scotland* Heart 15 September 2019 July 2018 August 2018
Ludlow & South Shropshire Sunshine Radio 30 September 2019 July 2018 August 2018
South Wales* Heart 2 October 2019 August 2018 September 2018
Greater London* LBC 97.3 7 October 2019 August 2018 September 2018
Greater London* LBC London News 7 October 2019 August 2018 September 2018
Bedford & Luton* Heart 14 October 2019 August 2018 September 2018
Guernsey  Island FM 14 October 2019 August 2018 September 2018
Greater Manchester* Capital FM 15 October 2019 August 2018 September 2018
Ayr* West FM 15 October 2019 August 2018 September 2018
Ayr* Westsound 15 October 2019 August 2018 September 2018
Oxford & South Oxfordshire* Jack FM 17 October 2019 August 2018 September 2018
Londonderry Q Radio  20 October 2019 August 2018 September 2018
Jersey Channel 103 24 October 2019 August 2018 September 2018
Aberdeen  Original 106 27 October 2019 August 2018 September 2018
Bristol & Bath* Heart 28 October 2019 August 2018 September 2018
Alton, Petersfield, Haslemere & Bordon The Breeze 21 November 2019 September 2018 October 2018
South Wales* Nation Radio 28 November 2019 September 2018 October 2018
Herefordshire & Monmouthshire Sunshine Radio 13 December 2019 October 2018 November 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.