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Call for Expressions of Interest in commercial AM and FM sound broadcasting licences

RSM invites interested parties to apply for licences for commercial AM and FM sound broadcasting. This follows a Ministerial directive after Auction 13. To apply for licences, you need to use an Approved Radio Engineer.

Application process for commercial AM sound broadcasting licences

Application process for commercial FM sound broadcasting licences

We will notify interested parties of the licences applied for. Notification will be via our website and the RSM Business Update newsletter.

Applications have been received for the following FM sound broadcasting spectrum licences:

Transmit Location Frequency (MHz) Licence ID Reserve Price including GST
Otahoua (Masterton District) 103.9 404313(external link) $16,379
Kaikōura Peninsula (Kaikōura District) 98.7 404049(external link) $1,761

Radio Spectrum Management is seeking expressions of interest in these commercial FM sound broadcasting licences, closing 5pm on 1 August 2023. Interested parties should email the Crown Spectrum Asset Manager via

Following this, decisions will be made to determine if the licences can be allocated by direct sale or by a competitive allocation process.