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The Radio Authority
licenses and regulates independent radio in accordance with the statutory requirements of the Broadcasting Acts 1990 and 1996.

It plans frequencies, awards licenses, regulates programming and radio advertising, and supervises the radio ownership system.

The Authority takes an active role in the development of policies which affect the independent radio industry and its listeners, in accordance with its statutory remit to ensure the provision of high quality services offering a wide listening choice.

About The Radio Authority

What We Do
Fact Sheet
Current Vacancies
Annual Report
Meeting Notes
Register Of Disclosable Interests
Radio Stations

What Has Been Achieved
Analogue FM & AM
Digital Multiplexes
RSL's & Long Term RSL's
Access Radio Map
Technical Parameters


What We Regulate & How It Works
Codes & Guidelines
Quarterly Bulletin Of Complaints
Complaints From
Station Formats
Programming &Advertising Review
Programming &Advertising Consultation
Link To Contacts Page

Applying For A Radio Licence

Types Of IR Licence
Licence Award Procedure Explained
Notes Of Guidance
Application Forms
Ownership Guidelines/Control
Tariff Table
New Analogue Licences Timetable
Analogue Pre-Ad/Re-Ad Timetable
Digital Multiplexes Timetable

Licence advertisements

Current Licence advertisements


Awards Criteria Explained
Assessment Of Winning Applications

Communication Bill

Authority Submission To Government Etc

Publication Archive

Listening 2000
Other Published Research
Archive Publication

News Room

Latest News
News Release Archive
Background Information

Last updated: 11/12/02