Takeover Radio is a community radio station broadcasting on FM to Leicester, to the Ashfield district in Nottinghamshire and on the World Wide Web, specialising in helping 'kids' gain experience and direct participative involvement in radio broadcasting. It is open to entry to children within the 8-14 age bracket. 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  stations by the (then) UK Radio Authority in 2001. This was followed by the grant of a Community Radio licence by the now current UK Government regulator Ofcom in 2005.