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List of Applications for Radio Multiplex Licence: Northamptonshire

Ofcom has received two applications for the Northamptonshire local digital radio multiplex licence.

The applicants are:

MuxCo Northamptonshire Limited
96a Curtain Road, London EC2A 3AA
Contact: Gregory Watson, Tel: 07917 413700, Email: gregory@muxco.com

The shareholders of MuxCo Northamptonshire Ltd. are as follows:

Forward Media Limited 15%
MuxCo Limited 85%

MuxCo Northamptonshire Limited is proposing to provide nine local digital sound programme services, in addition to BBC Radio Northampton, as follows:

Format description

Service name

Provider

Contemporary Hit Radio Northants 96 GCap Media plc
Gold Classic Gold 1557 GCap Media plc
Local Full Service Connect FM Forward Media Limited
Variety Pop & Rock Jack FM Absolute Radio International Ltd.
Adult Contemporary Confidential Confidential
Easy Listening Easy Radio Easy Radio Limited
Religious UCB UK United Christian Broadcasters Ltd
Traffic and Travel Traffic Radio Highways Agency
Modern Rock or Youth Xfm or TBC Gcap Media plc or TBC

MuxCo Northamptonshire Limited proposes to commence its service with all nine proposed local digital sound programme services and BBC Radio Northampton in October 2008, using a network of three transmitters which it estimates will provide 'outdoor' coverage of 92.1% of the adult (aged 15+) population of the licensed area.

Now Digital Limited
30 Leicester Square, London WC2H 7LA
Contact: Andy Causby, Tel: 020 7054 8000, Email: andy.causby@gcapmedia.com

Now Digital Limited is a wholly-owned subsidiary of GCap Media plc.

Now Digital Limited is proposing to provide nine local digital sound programme services, in addition to BBC Radio Northampton, as follows:

Format description

Service name

Provider

Contemporary and Chart Music Northants 96 GCap Media plc
Classic Hits Classic Gold 1557 GCap Media plc
Modern Rock Xfm GCap Media plc
Adult Contemporary Confidential Confidential
Religious UCB UK UCB Limited
Local Traffic and Travel Traffic Radio Highways Agency
Asian Sabras Radio Sabras Sound Limited
Variety Pop & Rock Jack FM Absolute Radio International Ltd.
Adult Contemporary & Classic Hits Connect FM Forward Media Ltd.

Now Digital Limited proposes to commence its service with all nine local digital sound programme services by September 2008, using a network of three transmitters which it estimates will provide 'outdoor' coverage of 92.9% of the adult (aged 15+) population of the licensed area.

This local radio multiplex will include capacity reserved for the transmission in digital form of BBC Radio Northampton.

The full applications for this licence will be published on the Ofcom website shortly. Ofcom seeks views on these applications by 20 September 2007. Any written representations on the applications can either be emailed to commercialradio@ofcom.org.uk or posted to Neil Stock, Head of Radio, Ofcom, Riverside House, 2a Southwark Bridge Road, London SE1 9HA. Please mark the correspondence 'Northamptonshire licence'.


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