Coastal Radio plans to fill the gap left by Radio Wave in Blackpool
A full-service radio station is launching in Blackpool by a former Radio Wave Director with ex-Radio Wave presenters making up most of the schedule.
Coastal Radio will see Ged Mills and Hayley Kay – presenters of the longest-running breakfast show on Radio Wave – reunite for Breakfast, Scott Gallagher on Daytime, and Hayley Tamaddon (Coronation Street) and Dan Whiston (Dancing on Ice) together on Drive.
Setting up a brand new radio station in her hometown is a life-long ambition of former Radio Wave Station Director, Paula Davies.
Paula left Radio Wave when the station was rebranded but when digital radio came to Blackpool in the summer of 2022, she jumped at the chance of setting up Coastal Radio DAB.
She said: “I understand the value of being truly local, because the people and businesses really matter to me. We live and breathe The Fylde Coast, so we know what matters to our listeners. We aim to provide great local content including news, weather, traffic & events information and to be entertained with music from the last 5 decades!
“Being local and having the connection to our listeners is the reason I’ve set up Coastal Radio DAB in the first place. We are here to fill the gap that Radio Wave left when it ceased all local content.”
Coastal Radio launches on Monday 26th September on the new small-scale DAB multiplex covering Blackpool.