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A NEW community radio station for Northumberland is making waves at a luxury local hotel.

Koast Radio has announced that it will be based at Longhirst Hall and will start live broadcasts tomorrow.

At present the station has more than 10,000 listeners online and hopes that securing premises will bring it one step closer to obtaining a full time FM licence.

Managing Director Vicky Oakley said: “I’m so pleased we’ve been able to work with Longhirst Hall on this, it’s a beautiful location and perfect for broadcasting.

“The studio is all set up and our presenters are all in place, we are now just working towards the big launch party where we hope to have some big names to help celebrate the region’s newest radio station.

“The good thing about us is we are specifically for south Northumberland and our music is for all age groups.

“We are also working with communities by making education fun, bringing them to the studio, showing them what we do and how they can get involved.

“We can also offer support to local businesses who wish to get onboard.”

The station plays music across the decades from the 1960s. It is involved in festivals and training courses and supports the Sara’s Hope Foundation.

For more information visit www.koastradio.co.uk