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.