The organisation known as Christian Voice is set to get an independent radio license

CHRISTIAN Voice, based in West Bromwich, West Midlands, is getting wide support from such figures as Sir Cliff Richard in its application for an Independent Local Radio (ILR) licence. Christian Voice is a non-denominational radio station offering a mix of good music, news stories and Christian themes.

According to launch director Peter Wilson, it will offer a clear alternative to listeners looking for all round family entertainment. "We will be taking a different approach with news reporting, for instance," he says. "Christian Voice will be reporting all the positive news about local business. Too often we hear only the bad news; Christian Voice wants to achieve balance and bring a message of support."
Previous short-term broadcasts from Christian Voice met with enthusiastic response from all sections of the community, including young listeners, established West Midlands businesses and church leaders. Indications are that there will be further high profile support for the current Christian Voice bid. Christian Voice is thought to be the only West Midlands contender for the WM licence that is based in the West Midlands. If successful, it will also be the first FM Christian radio station in the UK, outside of London. CR

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