THE long-mooted Cheshire FM is hitting the airwaves this Easter and is looking for people to get involved.

Though the community radio station is still awaiting confirmation from Ofcom as to whether it has been successful in its permanent licence application, station manager David Duffy, who lives in Middlewich, says it will be having a short 'test run'.

The broadcast will launch on Saturday, April 8, and run for a full 24 days ending on the May Day Bank Holiday Monday.

The temporary studios are located in Northwich from where the station will offer local news and information, sport and business reports, live music from local artists and bands, and feature on-air discussions and debates on a range of local issues.

The consortium behind Cheshire FM is holding a 'Radio Idol' audition this weekend to give anyone who's ever fancied being a radio reporter, weatherman or presenter the chance.

People of all ages are invited to try out for the new station at the event, being held at de.bees Music Bar in Winsford between 2pm and 4pm this Sunday.

Would-be presenters will be asked to present a couple of unscripted 'links' as well as read a brief script. There will also be the chance to have a chat with the team about your availability and what sort of programmes you would like to present. nVisit or contact David Duffy at