Ofcom rejects Apna Radio licence for Scotland

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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