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Thursday, 2nd October 2003
Life gets louder in the West Midlands

Rock music brand Kerrang! is set to make an impact in the West Midlands in 2004. The station has just won the West Midlands' third regional FM radio licence.

The station beat off competition from ten other applicants vying for the same frequency. Around 2.3 million people from Birmingham, Wolverhampton, South Staffordshire and parts of Warwickshire and beyond will be able to pick up the new station.



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Already carried on Freeview digital TV as a non-stop music service, Kerrang! 105.2 FM is set to launch as a regionalised station with a "Kerrang! Klinic" show for listeners to share problems and issues.

Commenting on one of the last awards for new radio services by the outgoing Radio Authority, David Witherow, Executive Chairman of the Authority, said: "A variety of proposals were submitted from a wide range of applicants and they were generally of an impressively high standard, making our decision all the more difficult. At the end of a long discussion, Members decided that Kerrang! Radio best met the statutory criteria, and its programming aimed at an under-served segment of the younger population will clearly widen choice in the region."

Related links:

details of all applications for the licence, on this website.
regional radio stations in the West Midlands, on this website.

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