Ofcom has defeated a second High Court legal challenge to one of its FM radio licence decisions. John Grierson, former managing director of the CKFM bid for the Cornwall licence, challenged Ofcom's decision to award the licence to Atlantic FM, whose bid he said did not comply with the regulator's own broadcasting rules. In a hearing last week, Grierson was denied permission for a judicial review of the decision. Grierson said he is considering an appeal.
Ofcom has defeated a second High Court legal challenge to one of its FM radio licence decisions. John Grierson, former managing director of the CKFM bid for the Cornwall licence, challenged Ofcom's decision to award the licence to Atlantic FM, whose bid he said did not comply with the regulator's own broadcasting rules. In a hearing last week, Grierson was denied permission for a judicial review of the decision. Grierson said he is considering an appeal.