ALIA is in charge of granting permits for regional radio stations (transmission networks) and local radio stations. Permits for national radio stations are issued by the relevant government minister.
Permits to operate regional radio services may only be granted to commercial companies. They are issued for a renewable period of ten years.
There are four networks for regional radio stations laid down by Grand-Ducal Regulation and allocated on the basis of a call for tenders.
ALIA is also entitled to monitor the distribution of shares or units in the beneficiary company.
Permits to operate local radio services may only be granted to non-profit organisations. They are granted for a renewable period of five years. Any given organisation may hold no more than one permit.
The list of established frequencies is laid down by Grand-Ducal Regulation. Frequencies are allocated on the basis of a call for tenders.
ALIA is also entitled to monitor the composition of the governing body of the beneficiary organisation.