XS Manchester to Stay

Ofcom has refused Communicorp’s application to change the format of XS Manchester and network Capital Xtra. This follows a public consultation, which received a large number of objections. Communicorp, now known as CC UK, have confirmed that XS Manchester will now continue as normal.

DAB Changes

As reported yesterday, Ofcom have given permission for Kingdom FM to join the central Scotland DAB multiplex. RadioToday.co.uk are reporting that this has already taken place, but Wohnort DAB are yet to confirm that the station has joined the multiplex. There is yet to be any publicity from the station, therefore it is safe to…Read moreRead more

Connect FM Binned as Station is to Merge with Smooth East Midlands

National station Smooth Radio will take over Connect FMs frequencies, as Ofcom has given permission for Communicorp to merge the station with the East Midlands version of Smooth Radio. Although bordering the Smooth Radio coverage area, Connect FM broadcasts via two licenses to Peterborough, Kettering, Corby, and Wellingborough in the East region. An Ofcom consultation…Read moreRead more

Gold to Return to AM In Peterborough and Northampton

Gold will take over the 1332AM Peterborough and 1557AM Northampton frequencies from Smooth Radio. The change will take place when Connect FM is merged into Smooth Radio’s FM network. Connect FM was acquired by Communicorp earlier this year, who decided to merge the station into their Smooth East Midlands franchise. As yet, a date for…Read moreRead more

Bob FM No More

Communicorp have acquired Bob FM in North Hertfordshire. The station will be rebrand at Heart Hertfordforshire, and will merge with the Watford franchise that Communicorp recently purchased from Adventure Radio along with Connect FM. Upon rebrand, the station will only have 3 hours locally programmes on weekdays, with none at weekends. Note: This station now…Read moreRead more