Cannock - Media


Cannock has a free weekly local newspaper, the Cannock & Rugeley Chronicle (an edition of the Cannock & Lichfield Chronicle). Another free weekly, the Chase Post (an edition of the Cannock Chase & Burntwood Post), ceased publication in November 2011.

The Express & Star is a paid-for local newspaper, published in Wolverhampton on weekdays.

Hyperlocal website ConnectCannock delivers local news via the internet, and also provides a business directory

Televised local news is provided through Midlands Today and Central Tonight, which also serve the wider area of the West Midlands.

Cannock is served by the national radio stations, and West Midlands "regional" licences Kerrang! Radio and Heart West Midlands. It has no local radio station.

In November 2001, a group set up a 28 day trial broadcast of Chase FM, hoping to get a full-time commercial radio licence for the town. As well as the 28 day broadcast, the group provided roadshows in the town centre, including turning on the xmas lights, and broadcast live from Silks Nightclub. They returned for another trial in July 2002. Both of these trials were received well, however Ofcom decided there would be no more commercial radio licences.

Many of the group reformed in 2010 and are planning to obtain one of the newer community radio licences to cover the town. An internet-only version of the station is online at

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