Open consultation

Consultation on the Renewal of Analogue Commercial Radio Licences

Summary

This consultation seeks views on whether to extend licences for analogue commercial radio stations.

This consultation closes at

Consultation description

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.

Documents

Consultation on the Further Renewal of Analogue Commercial Radio Licences

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Ways to respond

Email to:

analoguelicence@culture.gov.uk

Write to:

FAO Commercial Radio Analogue Licence Renewal Consultation
Media Team
DCMS
4th Floor, 100 Parliament Street
London
SW1A 2BQ

Published 23 December 2019