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Friday, 7th February 2003
Competition expected to be fierce for West Midlands III

Birmingham, Wolverhampton and parts of Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire will be tuning into a new format radio station on FM sometime next year.

"West Midlands Three" is expected to attract a large number of licence applications, but only one station will be successful in winning the frequency to broadcast.



                           
Chrysalis-backed talk-and-news station LBC has already confirmed its intention to apply for the licence, with competition also likely from a number of rock and dance music stations.

Interested parties have until Tuesday, 13 May, 2003 to submit their application to the radio regulator.

The successful applicant will launch a station alongside 100.7 Heart FM and Saga 105.7fm, as well as many new stations on DAB digital radio.

Related links:
West Midlands regional FM and DAB radio stations, on this website.
Local stations serving Birmingham, Wolverhampton and central England, on this website.

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