Although digital radio now accounts for around 57% of all radio listening, analogue stations remain an important platform for millions of listeners who still use FM and AM radio services every day.
A number of FM and AM licences are due to expire from early 2022, including those for Classic FM and TalkSport. Ofcom does not have the power to renew these licences for a longer period under current legislation.
Therefore, the government is seeking views on whether analogue licences should be renewed for a further period and if so, how long they should be renewed for.
Ways to respond
FAO Commercial Radio Analogue Licence Renewal Consultation
4th Floor, 100 Parliament Street