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  Kids takeover the radio waves
Updated 20 November 2001, 18.29
Takeover radio's website
A group of 8 to 14-year-olds are to hit the radio waves with an adult-free radio station devoted entirely to what children want to hear about.

The kid-safe station - Takeover Radio - can already be heard over the internet, but will be broadcast on FM radio in Leicester from January. This means children with no access to the internet will be able to tune in.

'For and by kids'

Takeover radio's website

Presenter, Megan, says: "The best thing is not having any adults. That means we can do our own thing".

Around 100 Leicestershire children get involved after school and at weekends in the production of the station, which they say is "for and by kids".

Online station

The Takeover website has a selection of broadcasts you can listen to and loads up with a message saying: "Do not adjust your planet, this is Takeover Radio", with a groovy front page picture of Harry Potter and a broomstick.

Although the broomstick looks more like a floor sweeper's favourite than a Quidditch sweeper's!

The station plans to link up with schools and help train others who want to set up their own station around the UK.

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