United Kingdom

Limited coverage FM trial.
“In March 2021, Ofcom announced it is conducting a trial implementation of ‘limited coverage’ FM restricted service radio licences, and invited applications from potential participants. The trial will test whether the use of limited coverage FM spectrum – at low power and over a short range of up to around 1 km radius – is a viable way of making more spectrum available for the licensing of restricted radio services in the future. We expect it to be particularly suitable for providing radio services to defined establishments such as hospitals or army barracks.
Ofcom received 23 applications from parties wishing to take part in trials by the closing date of 30 April 2021. Following consideration of those applications against the eligibility criteria and objectives of the trial set out in the Invitation to Apply, Ofcom has decided to award licences to participate in the trial to 12 applicants proposing to serve the following establishments.“
The liste includes several stations active on mediumwave:
BFBS Gurkha Radio (1278 kHz) broadcasting to the Shorncliffe military base DoverUniversity
Radio York (1350 kHz)  broadcasting to the  University of York campus
Anker Radio (1386 kHz) broadcasting to the George Eliot Hospital Nuneaton
Radio Redhill (1431 kHz) broadcasting to the East Surrey Hospital Redhill
https://www.ofcom.org.uk/manage-your-licence/radio-broadcast-licensing/monthly-updates/radio-broadcast-update-june-2021 6 July 2021
via Dr Hansjoerg Biener (2021-07-06)