Winning FM Licences

XFMOne of the things I did at GCap was bid for new FM licences. It’s a very annoying job as you spend lots of time (and money) putting forward a case to why you should win. At the same time ten to twenty other people do the same thing. What’s slightly aggravating is that everyone’s quite good at doing it and you could see many of those stations working as real live radio stations.

Well, i’ve been doing it for around six years and haven’t won a sausage. That was until this afternoon!

Finally, finally, finally, i’ve won a bloody FM licence and the lovely people of South Wales will be getting a fully formed XFM of their very own next year.

These things are obviously a group effort and lots of people work very hard on them. It was, however, mainly due to me….. 😉 I’m off for a beer.

7 thoughts on “Winning FM Licences”

  1. Brilliant, well done Matt and a historic win being the last analogue licnce award I guess this couldn’t come at a better time for you. I’ll await the invitation to help you spend your win bonus.

  2. Well done Matt!

    What a shame that Ofcom no longer ask for letters of support with licence applications and no one has had to spend hours in South Wales town centres with a branded vehicle or ring round people who’ve never heard of Xfm to try and get a letter of support from them. Licence applications just aren’t what they used to be.

  3. I remember someone telling me something about a curse of stations that broadcast in the 107.x range.

    Can’t remember who he was though!

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