Cheddar radio station applies for FM licence

PUBLISHED: 09:00 27 September 2011 | UPDATED: 13:49 27 September 2011

Mark Carney, chief executive, with Jack Hill, world record holder for world's youngest club DJ and world's youngest male radio presenter at Pulse Radio's Cheddar studio.

Mark Carney, chief executive, with Jack Hill, world record holder for world's youngest club DJ and world's youngest male radio presenter at Pulse Radio's Cheddar studio.

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A CHEDDAR radio station has applied for an FM licence from OFCOM.

Pulse Radio currently transmits over the internet but is now waiting to find out if it will be able to broadcast over radio wavelengths 24/7.

The not-for-profit station will not find out if its application has been granted until December.

In the meantime, the station will broadcast live programmes between 7am-7pm.

Andy Saunders, presenter and vice-chairman of the management committee, said: “We are hoping to get the licence so more people can listen and get involved.

“We are looking for people to be a part of the station and this would really help.”

Earlier this year the world record holder for youngest club DJ and youngest male radio presenter Jack Hill, aged 11, joined the team to unveil its new building in Union Street.

The station broadcasts a mix of specialist shows and music ranging from the 1950s to contemporary pop.

One of its most popular shows, the 80s show regularly has almost 1,000 listeners.

To listen, go to www.pulseradio.org.

There will be a meeting on October 19 at 7.30pm at the Bath Arms, Cheddar for people interested in joining the station.

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