Radio: Wycombe

Department for Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 23rd February 2015.

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Photo of Steven Baker Steven Baker Conservative, Wycombe

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will take steps to arrange for licensing of the Wycombe Sound radio station to be expedited.

Photo of Ed Vaizey Ed Vaizey Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy (Jointly with Department for Business, Innovation and Skills), Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy (Jointly with Department for Culture Media and Sport)

Ofcom is responsible for licensing community radio stations and has awarded over 270 licences to date.

Ofcom conducts licensing in rounds and invites applicants from each region of the UK in turn. Ofcom has published timetables for the latest round of community radio licensing and anticipate inviting applications from the South East of England outside the M25 in the first half of 2015.

For reasons of fairness, Ofcom assesses all the applications it receives in a region before awarding any licenses.

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