There is a lack of radio coverage for the local area - Most of the stations receivable locally are for the West Midlands Urban area, which the target towns land outside of. Therefore operators Cannock Community Radio sent a "letter of intent" to apply for a Community Radio Licence to Ofcom in April 2010. Ofcom have since opened a third round of licence applications, and the group are waiting for the window to apply. They will find out if successful in 2014.
On the 23rd of June 2014, it was announced, on the Chase FM Facebook page, that the station would close.