Ofcom receives three applications for new Asian community radio stations


Media regulator Ofcom has published the list of applicants that have applied for community radio licences in the UK.

The closing date for the latest applicants was Tuesday 26th March 2019, in which three were from Asian applicants. Details of the content of the stations have not been revealed. However, BizAsiaLive.com can confirm the following three stations have applied for licences:

◘ ME2U Community Radio Croydon (Croydon)
Applicant: Taswar Iqbal

◘ Radio Henna (Croydon)
Applicant: A Razaq

◘ Sam Radio (Edinburgh)
Applicant: Zahid Iqbal Ali

Ofcom will assess each application and see whether an applicant’s desired coverage is achievable from its proposed transmission site, and whether there is a suitable FM frequency available. If the site is not appropriate for the proposed service area or there is no suitable FM frequency to support the service, the application will be rejected at this stage.

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