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By Michael Ireland

7/6/07 LONDON, ENGLAND (ANS) Christians across the United Kingdom nation were left disappointed and deflated on Friday after the broadcasting regulator, Ofcom announced the new national digital license would not be granted to National Grid Wireless, ending hopes of Premier Christian radio becoming the first Christian station to broadcast to the whole of Great Britain.
Chief Executive of Premier Christian Radio, Peter Kerridge told listeners, “Whilst we are disappointed with OFCOM’s decision, we do believe that God is directing us and we must rejoice in this outcome and continue to trust Him and His plan for Premier.”
He went on to tell listeners: “Premier must still look and pray for a national digital broadcasting platform.”
Premier listeners were devoted to the idea of a national digital license and proved their interest by sending more than 70,000 letters of support for the bid to Ofcom.
These statements of support amazed the Christian station, Kerridge said. “I’d like to thank our listeners for their support during our application. More than seventy thousand Christians took the time to write to Ofcom, requesting a national Christian radio station. This shows us all that there is a genuine and current desire for quality Christian broadcasting across the whole of the country.”
The Christian radio station has been broadcasting to the capital on medium wave since 1992, and in recent years has begun broadcasting on the internet, SKY, Freeview, Virgin and most recently, digital radio across Greater London.