Shefcast Digital bid lodged with Ofcom

Shefcast Digital, the locally-led not-for-profit consortium bidding to operate the digital radio service for Sheffield and Rotherham has lodged its broadcast licence application with communications regulator Ofcom.

The initiative brings together community radio stations Link FM, Redroad FM and Sheffield Live! with Sheffield Community Media, a community benefit society established to support community media development in Sheffield City Region. Shefcast Digital plans to offer digital radio listeners more than 20 new local, community and specialist radio services.