Original 106 in Format Change Application to Ofcom

The Aberdeen radio station, Original 106, is seeking to change its format, resulting in broadcasting regulators, Ofcom, issuing an invitation for people's views on the request.

Says Ofcom: “While retaining the station’s overall 'adult alternative' theme, Original wishes to remove the obligation contained in its format requiring the station to be 'album [track]-led', and instead proposes a requirement to play specific types or genres of music ('adult-oriented album tracks, classic rock and predominantly non-contemporary pop-rock hits'). No change is proposed to the target demographic of 35-59 year-olds, or to the station’s existing news and localness commitments.”

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