Competition for radio licences has begun

The Consumer Protection and Technical Regulatory Authority (CPTRA) announced a competition for 13 regional radio licences.

The competition provides current radio broadcasters the opportunity to expand their activities as well as opens the doors to newcomers. The competition will result in new frequency resources, allowing radio programmes to reach a wider audience. 

The new activity licences will be valid from 1 August 2022 or 8 September 2022 to 16 November 2024, which is also the expiry date of current radio licences. 

The competition for radio licences is organised by the CPTRA along with the Ministry of Culture. The Minister of Culture has established several secondary conditions for the radio licences to be issued in the competition, which service providers are required to follow, such as the proportion of verbal broadcasts in the programme, the language of verbal broadcasts, the primary target audience and the proportion of musical works by Estonian creators. 

More information is available in the directive announcing the competition and the procedure for carrying out the competition and application assessment: 

Application deadline of the radio licence competition is 31 May 2022. The signed application with the relevant additional documents must be submitted to the CPTRA by e-mail ( or post (Endla 10a, 10122 Tallinn)

Please apply, using the form below:


The application must be submitted with the following documents/information: 

  1. a description of the structure of the programme
  2. an investment programme
  3. a business plan
  4. data that allow for the assessment of the applicant’s competitive position in the radio services market
  5. the annual report of the previous financial year, if the applicant is a legal entity without the obligation to submit annual reports to the commercial register
  6. if the applicant is a legal entity, a document proving the authority of the applicant, unless their authority arises from the law or the articles of association of the legal entity

In the event of questions, applicants can contact Helin Pertelson, Chief Specialist on Media Services ( 

Applicants are required to pay a state fee of 640 euros for every radio licence application submitted for review. 

Recipient: Ministry of Finance

Bank accounts:
SEB Pank EE891010220034796011
Swedbank EE932200221023778606
LHV Pank EE777700771003813400
Luminor Bank EE701700017001577198

Reference number: 2900080050

Description: state fee for activities related to the media service licence 

Once a radio licence has been issued, the media service provider has to apply to the CPTRA for a frequency licence in order to begin their activities. The draft technical conditions for the frequency licences related to the radio licences to be issued in the competition are available here: