Amanda Milling, Member of Parliament for Cannock Chase, congratulates Cannock Chase Radio on FM licence success.
Amanda Milling recently met with Rob and Jane Hughes to celebrate the news that they have finally been granted a Community Radio Licence which will see Cannock Chase Radio broadcasting on FM next year.
Amanda Milling MP said: “I am absolutely delighted that Cannock Chase Radio have secured a FM licence. Their success is testament to their tireless work and dedication to our local community. They already have a really big presence in the community and I am so pleased that this has finally been recognised by Ofcom. A huge well done must go to Rob and Jane Hughes and all of the team at Cannock Chase Radio.”
The recent news that the local community radio station has been awarded this licence by Ofcom comes after a hard fought campaign by Cannock Chase Radio, which has seen the Cannock Chase MP raise the issues with the licencing process during debates in the House of Commons.
The Cannock Chase MP added: “The team from Cannock Chase Radio did not give up and their tenacity has paid off. When I was first elected as an MP in 2015 they highlighted the issues with the licencing application process, which meant it could be years and years before they could apply for a licence. Several questions and meetings later and a debate in Parliament, Ofcom finally reviewed their application process. This saw a new round of applications be opened up and the chance for Cannock Chase Radio finally apply and, more importantly, succeed in securing a FM licence. This licence means that Cannock Chase Radio will continue to go from strength to strength as they will be able to broadcast to a wider audience and reach new listeners over the radio waves. I look forward to tuning into Cannock Chase Radio FM once they are on air next year.”