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Radio broadcast licences

Everything you need to know about the licensing process for analogue, digital and community radio stations. You’ll also find the latest radio broadcasting updates, as well as information on radio station formats and Radio Restricted Service Licences (RSLs).

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Analogue commercial radio

Information regarding the licensing process and related analogue licensing matters

Digital Radio

Digital radio licensing guidance and application information for multiplex, cable and satellite radio services

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Contact Us

If you need help with your licence please contact the specific team by email below:

Restricted service licenses: RSL.enquiries@ofcom.org.uk

Digital and Analogue radio: commercial.radio@ofcom.org.uk

Community radio: community.radio@ofcom.org.uk