Lucky 13 apply for North East, North Yorks and Cumbria licences

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Thirteen groups have applied for community radio licences to serve areas in the North East of England, along with Cumbria and North Yorkshire, it has been confirmed.

Radio regulator Ofcom has published a list of the applicants on its website. They include stations in areas formerly served by ceased commercial radio stations, in Barrow-in-Furness and the Yorkshire Dales. Existing licensee Indigo FM is bidding to extend its coverage from Kirkby Lonsdale to the wider South Lakes area.

The applicants are as follows:

The full applications will be made public by Ofcom in the coming weeks, and licences are expected to be awarded once the current round of Scottish and Northern Ireland applications have been processed.

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