Ofcom rejects Apna Radio licence for Scotland

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Ofcom rejects licence for Apna Radio Scotland
Ofcom rejects licence for Apna Radio Scotland

Media regulator, Ofcom has rejected the licence bid from Apna Radio to broadcast as a community station in Scotland.

Apna Radio’s remit was to provide a service for the Asian community in Edinburgh and surrounding areas with entertainment, community information and news in Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi and English. A reason for Ofcom denying the application was not given.

According to RadioToday, the two winning applications are Crystal FM ��� promising ���a community radio service catering for all residents of Penicuik and surrounding villages in Midlothian�۝ and East coast FM which proposes to serve those living and working in Haddington and in the surrounding area.�۝

Community radio services are provided on a not-for-profit basis focusing on the delivery of specific social benefits to a particular geographical community or a community of interest and are awarded for a five-year period.

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