We are pleased to announce that Ofcom have just informed us that our application for an AM licence has been approved and that a licence will be awarded.
Further... details will be sent to us by Ofcom in due course. Power levels and frequency are yet to be decided.
This is the end of – or a further step in – a process started by Bob Lawrence in 2010 and enthusiastically supported by Tracey Crouch MP. We thank them both and further thank the many other people who have helped along the way.
There are many preparations to be made and these may take some time. I am sure we will make further announcements in the future.
The basis of our application was that our traditional heartland was Essex and Suffolk, where the signal from our ships made first landfall and that we wished to entertain on AM, an audience that we have not been able to serve in this way since 1990.
We said that this audience may hear music radio of a style they remember and in some cases presented by the same people they remember.
That in essence is what we intend to do.