Chase FM

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Chase FM
Broadcast area Cannock, Staffordshire, UK
Format community radio station
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Chase FM is a community radio station serving the Chase area (Cannock, Hednesford, Heath Hayes, Great Wyrley, Cheslyn Hay, Norton Canes) in Staffordshire, United Kingdom. Many of the current members were involved in RSL (Restricted Service Licence) broadcasts to the town of 28 days in November/December 2001, and September 2002, on 87.8 and 87.9 FM respectively. The new group (Cannock Community Radio) was formed to promote, launch and operate a Community Radio station for the local area.

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.

Chase FM runs an online sample radio station 24/7 - this can be heard at www.chasefm.net and mobile.chasefm.net


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