Talk of the Trade: Radio round

BY advertising the franchises for the Aberdeen area AM and FM independent radio services last week, the Radio Authority began its exhausting round of re-advertising the 54 expiring local radio licences by the end of 1993. The Aberdeen incumbent, NorthSound, broadcasts the same programmes on both wavebands. The authority had intended to insist on separate services for each waveband, but now says that, before making a decision, it will take evidence on whether two services are viable in the area.