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Takeover Radio 103.2
Broadcast area Leicester, Leicestershire
Frequency 103.2 MHz
First air date 5 March 2002
Format Youth Pop
Owner Takeover Radio Children's Media Trust
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Takeover Radio 106.9
City of license Sutton in Ashfield
Broadcast area Ashfield, Nottinghamshire
Frequency 106.9 FM
Format Youth Pop
Owner Sutton Youth Radio Ltd

Takeover Radio is a community radio station broadcasting on FM to Leicester and online. It also has a sister station, that broadcasts to the Ashfield district in Nottinghamshire. Takeover Radio specialises in helping children gain experience and direct participative involvement in radio broadcasting.

Takeover Radio 103.2FM was the first 'Takeover' station to be set up, which broadcasts to Leicestershire on 103.2FM and Worldwide on the Web. Takeover Radio 106.9 was the second 'Takeover' station to be set up, which broadcasts to the district of Ashfield on 106.9FM and Worldwide on the Web. Both stations have a 24/7 on-air schedule.

Created in 1996, it enjoyed several years output as a programme format on short-term temporary licence stations. Takeover Radio's first full-time broadcasting output was achieved with the award of one of the first 15 licensed UK Pilot Access Radio

Core age group audience

Takeover Radio aims its music and programming at its core audience of 12- to 25-year-olds.


Takeover Radio broadcasts news bulletins at 8 am, 1 pm and 5 pm on weekdays. Weather and traffic reports are broadcast throughout the day, along with news of local events.

Former presenters and daytime presenters

  • Jim Gray (Jim Salveson) – Now at XFM Manchester as Breakfast Show producer
  • Andy May – former presenter at BBC Radio 5 Live, Newsbeat and 60 Seconds and presently presenting on 'Real Madrid TV'.
  • Will Kisby – currently a producer at Classic FM (UK) and LBC 97.3

Education centre

Takeover Radio offers training to children and young people aged between 8 and 24 years. Training courses usually last for 10 weeks, covering everything from production to presenting.

As well as this, Takeover Radio also has links with local education organisations and runs similar courses for children and teenagers involved in those organisations and groups.

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