New studio boost for community station

The Koast Radio team celebrate their move.
The Koast Radio team celebrate their move.

A RADIO station is hoping to be a bigger hit on the airwaves in the county after moving to new premises.

Not-for-profit organisation Koast Radio has recently relocated to the YMCA in Ashington and this has enabled more guests and fully equipped bands to come along to its studio.

The online station, which covers Morpeth and south east Northumberland, has broadcast live from a range of events over the past couple of years and it is looking to get involved in even more community activities.

It has live shows every day, provides local information and plays different genres of music including current chart, dance, ska, punk, reggae, rock and country.

Station director Vicky Oakley said: “We have gone onwards and upwards in the short amount of time that we have been broadcasting from Ashington.

“I am very excited to be working alongside fellow directors and the ever growing and committed team and with their support Koast will continue to go one way – upwards.”

Koast Radio has applied for an FM licence so that it can open more avenues and widen its coverage as it becomes better known.

Gerry (Toon Geordie) Schollar is gathering momentum with the All New Breakfast Show, local bands and artists are given a chance to shine on a number of shows and the North East sport scene is also covered during the week.

Mr Schollar said: “It truly is exciting times at Koast Radio as I have watched it develop throughout its infancy to become a force to be reckoned with.

“This has only been made possible by the hard work and determination of our team, who are dedicated and passionate about bringing radio back to the community.”

Those who are interested in becoming part of the team or want further information can call 01670 432107 or email