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'News: New Local Commercial FM Radio Licence For Ipswich Awarded To Tindle Radio's "Town FM"' by Grant Goddard

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News story about the award by UK media regulator Ofcom of a new local commercial FM radio licence for the Ipswich market to Tindle Radio for 'Town FM', written by Grant Goddard in December 2005 for The Radio Magazine.

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'News: New Local Commercial FM Radio Licence For Ipswich Awarded To Tindle Radio's "Town FM"' by Grant Goddard

  1. 1. NEWS: NEW LOCAL COMMERCIAL FM RADIO LICENCE FOR IPSWICH AWARDED TO TINDLE RADIO'S 'TOWN FM' by GRANT GODDARD www.grantgoddard.co.uk December 2005
  2. 2. News: New Local Commercial FM Radio Licence For Ipswich Awarded To Tindle Radio's 'Town FM' Page 2 ©2005 Grant Goddard Ofcom has awarded the new Ipswich local commercial FM radio licence to Tindle Radio’s 'Town FM' bid that will provide “a distinctive speech and music led” format. A station spokesperson commented: “We passionately believe in providing quality and localness, which not only makes essential listening for local people but also offers exciting and affordable advertising opportunities to businesses in the area.” Tindle owns nearby stations 'Dream 100' in Colchester and 'The Beach' in Great Yarmouth, and the decision continues Ofcom’s track record of awarding almost all new local licences to applicants with existing media outlets in the same or a neighbouring area. [First published in 'The Radio Magazine' as 'Ipswich Award Goes To Tindle's Town', #714, 14 December 2005] Grant Goddard is a media analyst / radio specialist / radio consultant with thirty years of experience in the broadcasting industry, having held senior management and consultancy roles within the commercial media sector in the United Kingdom, Europe and Asia. Details at http://www.grantgoddard.co.uk

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