WE ARE A CHARITY
We were founded in 2001 to teach young people broadcasting and communication skills by training them in the radio and media arts. Registered Charity Number 1130114.
WE ARE A RADIO STATION
Takeover Radio is a radio station playing all-your-hits broadcasting across Leicester on 103.2FM, online at www.takeoverradio.co.uk and Smartphone Apps.
WE ARE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
We offer training and work experience for young people and take into account the views of the same young people in management and operation: ‘by kidz for kidz’.
Takeover Radio Children’s Media Trust is a registered charity, 1130114, that operates Takeover Radio, Leicester’s first Community Radio station, broadcasting 24 hours a day on 103.2FM & online from our base in Abbey Park.
We work with young people to train and develop their confidence, communication and life skills using radio as the medium to achieve this.
We offer in depth training for young people aged between 8 and 24 in the radio broadcasting arts including, production, presentation, journalism and engineering to enhance their life conditions and work towards a career in the media and allied industries.
What we do
TRAINING AND MENTORING
We run training courses for young people aged 8-18, with adjustment for additional needs, developing confidence, planning, teamwork and communication while learning media skills leading to on-air production.Read More
We offer work experience for young adults not in education, employment or training, or BAME and other minority backgrounds to provide experience and qualifications in journalism and media production.Read More
We help young people produce written, audio and visual media content for print, social media, web and and on-air at Takeover Radio including interviews and outside broadcasting to develop ‘360 media’ practioner skills.Read More
Takeover Radio has ran projects involving children, in addition to radio programming, including an Abbey Park Historical project, Leicestershire walks and external partnerships with the Prince’s Trust, the SPARK Arts Festival and the BBC.Read More
We are a registered not-for profit charity, reliant on fundraising and donations.FIND OUT MORE
Find out how you can help by volunteering your time to supervise and help manage the station.FIND OUT MORE
Join the crew
Aged between 8-18? Ever wanted to be a radio presenter? Find out about joining the crew!FIND OUT MORE
Your business can reach a wide audience by advertising on Takeover Radio 103.2FM.FIND OUT MORE
Don’t take our word for it – here’s young people and parents have said!
Being a part of takeover has had a huge impact on my social skills as well as allowing me to be more talkative and improving my confidence. It’s an amazing experience.
Sunday Service Show 2019
The idea of building links or bridges to help the young presenters gain insight and experience into the wider media industry would have a positive effect on their understanding and help them gain valuable experience for the future.
I love the opportunity the boys are having by being part of Takeover . It is great for confidence and experience . It will great on future CV s . They have both taken part in various outside broadcasts including One Leicester