Ten applications for Northern Ireland – Ofcom

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Ten applications have been received by Ofcom for the third round of community radio licensing in Northern Ireland. Three applicants are proposing services to cover part or all of the city of Belfast, while seven others are planning community radio services in other parts of the province.

The applicant groups are as follows:

  • Belfast FM (Belfast)
  • Bounce FM (Banbridge, County Down)
  • Bridge FM (Portadown, County Armagh)
  • Chaine FM (Larne, County Antrim)
  • Destination Newry (Newry, County Down)
  • fUSe FM (Ballymoney, County Antrim)
  • Lagan FM (Belfast)
  • Raidió G (Greater Maghera area, County Derry)
  • Strule FM (Omagh, County Tyrone)
  • The Super Station Belfast (Belfast)

The full applications will be published on the Ofcom website in due course – but the full list, with address details, can be found on Ofcom’s website here.

4 Responses to “Ten applications for Northern Ireland – Ofcom”

  1. Alan Hall.

    Radiotoday have removed the ofcom listing for round 3 . This is shocking for radiotoday to do. They must return that feature asap.

  2. Andy King


    Ofcom are going around the country region-by-region. Currently, they’re looking at Scottish licences, and this is likely to take until the Autumn to sort out. Once Scotland is done, the successful Northern Ireland bids will start to be announced.

    Hope this helps

  3. Andy King

    Hi Steven,

    Thanks for your comment. The number of licences awarded is a decision for Ofcom, who take each licence application on its own merits – and award as many as they can subject to frequency availability.


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