United States

WJEH Surrenders License Rather Than Proceed With Revocation Hearing.
Vandalia Media Partners 2 has surrendered the license of 990 WJEH Gallipolis OH.
The FCC has held an initial status conference on April 28 for WJEH’s license renewal hearing brought on by WJEH being silent or operating via STA for all but 28 days since Vandalia took control of the station in December 2019. A sale of WJEH to Zack Media South for $4,000 had been pending.
https://radioinsight.com/headlines/208580/
RadioInsight (2021-05-23)

United Kingdom

Renewal of nationwide licences at a nominal amount.
https://www.ofcom.org.uk/manage-your-licence/radio-broadcast-licensing/monthly-updates/radio-broadcast-update-april-2021 of 11 May 2021:
„Ofcom has set the financial terms for the renewal of each of the three Independent National Radio licences at a nominal cash bid of £10,000 per annum with a 0% PQR (percentage of qualifying revenue).
Classic FM and Absolute Radio [main frequency 1215 kHz] have accepted these terms, and their licences have been renewed for a further ten-year period commencing 1 May 2021. talkSPORT [main frequencies 1053/1089 kHz]has until 31 December 2021 to accept or reject the new financial terms. If the terms are accepted, its licence will be renewed for a further ten-year period commencing 1 January 2022.“ 
It ist worth while to consult the relevant paper on the „Renewal of the Independent National Radio licences Methodology for a review of financial terms“ at https://www.ofcom.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0025/209563/inr-licence-renewal-methodology.pdf, page 13:„2.61 The table shows that over time the PQR and Cash Bid associated with the INR licences have reduced, and that each licensee has been making nominal financial payments since the 2010 reviews. This reflects the fact that the profits associated with the right to broadcast nationally on analogue have reduced over time as digital listening has increased and that, in more recent reviews, entry costs for a new entrant were considered likely to outweigh the potential analogue profits available. Consequently, recent reviews concluded that a new entrant would not be prepared to bid for the licence under our methodology and the incumbents could retain their licences in a hypothetical auction for a nominal amount.“ 
via Dr Hansjoerg Biener (2021-05-11)

Canada

CKDY Digby [Nova Scotia 1420 kHz
„Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2021-153 […] Ottawa, 3 May 2021 […]
The Commission approves an application by Maritime Broadcasting System Limited for a broadcasting licence to operate an English-language commercial FM radio station in Digby to replace its English-language commercial AM radio station CKDY Digby. […]
On 26 March 2020, the Commission approved an application by Maritime Broadcasting System Limited (MBS) to amend the broadcasting licence for CKDY Digby, Nova Scotia, in order to add a temporary low-power FM rebroadcasting transmitter in Digby. MBS indicated that the station’s transmitter site had been destroyed due to vandalism and specified that as the only radio station in the community, it was essential for CKDY to be back on air as soon as possible. The applicant submitted that a temporary low-power FM transmitter would be the quickest interim solution to ensure that the station would remain on-air, while full conversion to the FM band would represent the most cost-effective long-term solution. […]
MBS filed an application for a broadcasting licence to operate an English-language FM commercial radio station in Digby, Nova Scotia, to replace its English-language commercial AM radio station CKDY Digby. The station would operate at 99.7 MHz […] with an average effective radiated power (ERP) of 2,390 watts (directional antenna with a maximum ERP of 6,530 watts […]. CKDY has an existing FM rebroadcasting transmitter in Weymouth, CKDY-1-FM. The applicant would continue to operate this rebroadcasting transmitter at 103.3 MHz[…] with an average ERP of 3,000 watts. […].
The applicant indicated that it intends to keep CKDY’s existing AM programming and proposed to continue with its country music format targeting adults in the 18-54 age group. […] CKDY is the only commercial radio station serving the Digby market. The market is also served by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s English- and French-language radio stations. […] no opposing interventions were received regarding this application. […]
MBS is authorized to simulcast the programming of the new FM station on CKDY for a transition period of three months following the commencement of operations of the FM station. […] consistent with the licensee’s request, the Commission revokes the licence for CKDY Digby effective at the end of the simulcast period.“
https://crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2021/2021-153.htm
via Dr. Hansjoerg Biener (2021-05-10)

United Kingdom

1413 kHz: Ofcom has granted a five year extension to a number of Community Radio stations. The list includes the AM station Bradford Asian Radio. The licence of the Bradford Asian Radio Limited Company (Syed Hassan, Suite 23, 8th Floor, West Riding House, 41 Cheapside, Bradford) now runs until 30 November 2026. The programme is broadcast on AM 1413 kHz and online at http://www.bradfordasianradio.co.uk/https://www.ofcom.org.uk/manage-your-licence/radio-broadcast-licensing/monthly-updates/radio-broadcast-update-march-2021 (6 April 2021)
via Dr Hansjoerg Biener (2021-04-07)

Netherlands

Radio Tpot received a message from AT today that they have received the LPAM frequency 918 KHz in Grou. It is the same location as where Seabreeze AM has their transmitter. The two transmitters are going to be synchronized with each other that work with the C-QUAM system. “We hope to become the first in the world to apply this”, according to the broadcaster on their Facebook
Seabreeze AM has received a license from AT for the LPAM frequency 1395 KHz with 50 Watt in Laren, according to the broadcaster on their Facebook.
https://www.radio-tv-nederland.nl/
Marco (2021-03-11)

United Kingdom

 Ofcom has approved the transfer of the following local commercial licences:

Area Station name Previous Licensee New Licensee
North London Asian FX A Spokesman Said Limited Panjab Radio Limited
AsianFX Radio (Panjab Radio House, Springfield Road, Hayes, Middlesex, UB4 0TH, (http://asianfx.co.uk) broadcasts on 1584 to North London. According to the web site, the station promises to be the „home of non-stop Bollywood, Bhangra, Mainstream Western and specialist underground shows such as House and Garage, Drum and Bass, Hip Hop, RnB, Dubs and Reggae to name a few. We guarantee to play more great songs than any other radio station in London, make sure AsianFx Radio is one of your pre-set stations on your DAB digital radio.“ Medium wave is still not mentioned.
The 1584 AM licence was originally won by London Turkish Radio, which launched in 1990. It was later taken over by Panjab Radio which swapped it with Love Sport to acquire the wider heard frequency 558 kHz. Love Sport failed. So Panjab Radio could put another programme on their original medium wave frequency. The 1584 licence runs until 16 August 2026.https://www.ofcom.org.uk/manage-your-licence/radio-broadcast-licensing/monthly-updates/radio-broadcast-update-february-2021 2 March 2021, additional information  by
Dr Hansjoerg Biener (2021-03-02)

United Kingdom

Ofcom recently extended the licences of numerous community radio stations for five years. The list includes Radio Warrington (28 Edward Gardens, Woolston, Warrington WA1 4QT, https://radiowarrington.co.uk/) broadcasting on 1332 kHz  “from the town, for the town”. The licence now runs until 15 May 2026. The station started in 2007 as an internet station since March 2007. With no FM frequency available in the region, Radio Warrington accepted a community radio licence for medium wave in 2014. However, the start of terrestrial broadcasting was delayed until 2016 because the search for a transmitter location and the construction of the system was more complicated than for VHF
.https://www.ofcom.org.uk/manage-your-licence/radio-broadcast-licensing/monthly-updates/radio-broadcast-update-february-2021 2 March 2021, additional information by Dr Hansjoerg Biener (2021-03-02)

United Kingdom

Ofcom has announced that it has re-awarded the licence for the following legacy AM station which could now broadcast until 19 January 2026.
Downtown Radio (Downtown Radio Limited)
1026 kHz: Belfast
http://static.ofcom.org.uk/static/radiolicensing/html/radio-stations/analogue/al000120ba3downtownradio.htmhttps://www.ofcom.org.uk/manage-your-licence/radio-broadcast-licensing/monthly-updates/radio-broadcast-update-january-2021 (2 February 2021) with additional research. 
Dr Hansjoerg Biener (2021-02-02)

United Kingdom

Ofcom has announced that it has re-awarded the licence for the following legacy AM station which could now broadcast until 19 January 2026.
Forth 2 Edinburgh (Bauer Radio Limited) 
1548 kHz: Edinburgh
http://static.ofcom.org.uk/static/radiolicensing/html/radio-stations/analogue/al000098ba5forth2.htmhttps://www.ofcom.org.uk/manage-your-licence/radio-broadcast-licensing/monthly-updates/radio-broadcast-update-january-2021 (2 February 2021) with additional research.  
Dr Hansjoerg Biener (2021-02-02)

United Kingdom

Ofcom has announced that it has re-awarded a large number of radio licences to their current licensees. This includes the following AM station of the Gold Radio brand (Global Radio (AM) Ltd) which could now broadcast until 19 January 2026.
Gold Nottingham/Derby
945 kHz: Derby
999 kHz: Nottingham
http://static.ofcom.org.uk/static/radiolicensing/html/radio-stations/analogue/al000106ba4gold.htmhttps://www.ofcom.org.uk/manage-your-licence/radio-broadcast-licensing/monthly-updates/radio-broadcast-update-january-2021 (2 February 2021) with additional research.
Dr Hansjoerg Biener (2021-02-02)