Consultation outcome

Consultation on the Renewal of Analogue Commercial Radio Licences

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LRO Radio Licence Renewal

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Explanatory Document - Analogue Commercial Radio Licence Renewals

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Detail of outcome

Further renewal of analogue commercial radio licences - consultation response.

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Consultation Feedback - Further Renewal of Analogue Commercial Radio Licences

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Further renewal of analogue commercial radio licences - consultation responses received from organisations.

Original consultation

Summary

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

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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

Published 23 December 2019
Last updated 2 July 2020 + show all updates
  1. Consultation response published

  2. First published.