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Bringing Cheadle Together

Reconnecting Cheadle and local communities as we recover from COVID-19. Tune in for updates, news, music, interviews and information for the local area.

Until We Meet Again...

Cheadle FM launched on Saturday 23 May with Rob Kates’ trademark ‘Morning Show’ and has been on air 24 hours a day ever since.

We have overcome many challenges during our short life: the ‘fast and furious’ set up phase which took us from first idea to air in less than a month; the slightly less hectic, but still very busy, broadcast phase, with the hard work of transmission and streaming, including Alexa, as well as the constant process of production, editing and compliance checking.

What we have never lost through these weeks has been the enthusiasm or commitment of our volunteers, contributors and listeners which has given Cheadle FM a very special feel.

Looking ahead, it seemed right to the CFM board not to seek an extension of our COVID license as that would have been too costly, both financially and in terms of wear and tear on our people.

That said, we believe that Cheadle FM has filled an important need by ‘Bringing Cheadle Together’ and so we are looking at ways in which we can, with others, continue to meet that need in the future with a wider support base, greater content and increased audience. We will be sharing news about how this will look in due course.

Meanwhile, we will be playing our last shows today Tuesday 30 June) and Rob Kates will be doing a special live show between 7pm and 8pm. Don’t miss it!

Once again, a massive thank you to all our supporters, notably the Brookfield Shiers Family Trust. It’s been a blast!

Mike Newman for Cheadle FM CIC

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Schedule

Take a look at what's coming up on Cheadle.fm

We have an exciting schedule ahead of us. Please use the calendar to view the upcoming events hosted on the show. We regularly update our schedule, so check here for the most up-to-date information. Click on the day in the schedule tab to see an expanded view of the scheduled programmes for that day!

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CheadleFM will soon operate on 87.9 FM in Cheadle SK8 and the surrounding areas.

Online Radio

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Access CheadleFM online through your computer, mobile or smart home device.

Tune in via Radio

Tune into CheadleFM at the frequency below:

CheadleFM will soon operate on 87.9 FM in Cheadle SK8 and the surrounding areas.

Online Radio

Use the link below:

You will soon be able to access CheadleFM online through your computer, mobile or smart home device.

About Us

Cheadle FM is Cheadle’s community radio station. Run by local volunteers from across the area, we are engaging people from all walks of life.

Born out of the social crisis caused by COVID-19, Cheadle FM’s goal is to bring people together, give everyone a platform and be a friendly voice for all those that need it. Our board consists of representatives across the Cheadle area:

  • Mrs Trish Wells (Chair)
  • Revd. Paul Cumming
  • Mr Andrew Frazer
  • Councillor David Meller
  • Councillor Tom Morrison
  • Revd. Mike Newman

Our aim is to connect those who are isolated, offer timely and up to date information, provide advice and practical support via our partner organisations and to play our part in re-connecting our local community.

We are your radio station and that is at the heart of what we are about: Bringing Cheadle Together.

How to Contribute

Are you a local business, an essential work, a teacher, a parent. We want to hear from you!