Radiocommunications Agency Netherlands has informed Dutch news agency ANP that several parties have expressed interest in using the FM frequencies shortly to be vacated by Arrow Classic Rock. The parties include Radio 10 Gold, Kink FM and broadcaster Erik de Zwart who is currently the “station voice” of Radio Veronica. What Mr de Zwart plans to do with the frequencies hasn’t so far been disclosed.
So far, nobody has expressed an interest in the Arrow Jazz FM frequencies, which are “claused”, meaning they are reserved for certain categories of specialist programming. In any case, as the last hours tick away, Arrow boss Ad Ossendrijver is still hoping to salvage a last-minute deal to keep them on the air.
Even after Arrow Classic Rock leaves terrestrial FM at 2300 UTC this evening, the outstanding payment for that frequency package still has to be made, and the Agency is already pursuing it through the court.
* Arrow Classic Rock is already back on 828 kHz as of this afternoon. ‘Roadrunner’ presenter Maurice Verschuuren, apparently live, confirmed that today’s edition was “the last on FM”.