Ofcom: Celtic Music to move to FM, two other licences awarded

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Ofcom is continuing its third round of community radio licensing, with the award of three new licences in Scotland. These awards bring the total number of new licences in the country to four, following the licensing of An Raìdio in the Outer Hebrides last month.

The new licensees are as follows:

Celtic Music Radio already broadcasts on 1530 AM in the Glasgow area, but will now move to the FM band and hand back its AM licence.

257 community radio licences have now been handed out by Ofcom since the inauguration of the licensing regime in 2004.

The regulator considered, but declined to award licences to, Ark FM (Glasgow) and Paisley FM.

The CMA wishes to congratulate all three successful applicant groups, and wish them the very best for their upcoming launches.

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