Struggling Dutch commercial station RTL-FM may be forced to vacate the frequency it currently occupies on Amsterdam’s cable system. The frequency, 94.6 MHz, was previously allocated to the now defunct Country FM. According to the Programme Advisory Council for Amsterdam (APR), although RTL-FM inherited the assets of Country FM when that station closed on 10 October, that does not give it the automatic right to the former station’s cable slot. The APR wants to award the slot to a station called Radio Octaaf, which was first on the reserve list to get a cable frequency if any of them became vacant. The APR’s responsibility is to ensure a balanced range of programme formats. UPC, which runs the Amsterdam cable system, is a commercial company and is not legally obliged to comply with the recommendations of the APR, but the accepted practice is for the cable companies to follow such advice. The APR says that if UPC does not follow the advice in this case, it will appeal to the Media Commission.