Koast Radio is delighted to have been awarded £4,000 in funding from Northumberland County Council’s Community Chest Fund. The money will be used to reconfigure our existing studio to make the best possible use of the space available to us so that we can create a bespoke training and production suite as well as deliver a robust broadcast schedule of high quality varied radio output. Currently training is only available in a live broadcast environment…"Koast Radio Grant Success"
Koast Radio was blown away this week by the generosity of the Ska-Toons this week with a fantastic donation of £665 to support our work. Koast Radio is run by a team of volunteers and delivers local radio for the community by the community so raising sufficient funds to meet our running costs and investing in new equipment is always a challenge. The donation was handed over on this weeks Koast Train when the Ska-Toons…"Koast Radio blown away by Ska-Toons generosity"
This weekend Mr Scurf and the Koast Train Crew Producer Mark take to the stage at the House of Fun Weekender in Minehead achieving a life long ambition for the team to share the stage with their Idols Madness. This is a real coup for the team from Koast Radio who get to rub shoulders with Madness, Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel, Craig Charles and many many more household names. The event attracts thousands of…"Mr Scurfs Koast Train takes Centre Stage"
We sent the Koast Media team down to see Jess Glynne storm the Castle and here’s our report from our very own Hannah Waters. Jess Glynne gathered in thousands to the grounds of Alnwick Castle performing an array of songs in her one and a half hour set. Her songs promoted love and the party atmosphere could be felt throughout the evening. The field soon filled up from 4pm and concert revellers didn’t let the…"Jess Brings the Castle Down!"
The Koast Radio Team with the support of local businesses in Newbiggin hosted a Summer Event in the heart of Newbiggin. On show were some fantastic classic scooters from local scooter clubs, music from local musicians and of course music from the Koast Team. The event attracted a lot of interest from local people and brought visitors into the town. Traders reported a bumper trading day and raised an impressive £310 to support local youngster…"Summer Madness at Newbiggin"
There’s surely no place she would ‘Rather Be’ than the North East as, hot on the heels of her amazing Newcastle Arena performance, Music Plus Sport and Alnwick Castle are delighted to welcome JESS GLYNNE to the historic venue on 12th August. First coming into the public consciousness as the vocalist on Clean Bandit’s Grammy Award winning and #1 hit ‘Rather Be’; pop sensation Jess Glynne has since become one of the biggest UK…"Jess Glynne to Play Alnwick Castle"
A much loved statue of Jackie Milburn is being moved to its new home in Ashington outside the £21m Ashington Leisure Centre. Councillor Dave Ledger, Deputy Leader of Northumberland County Council, said: “We know what Jackie means to the people of Ashington, and why it’s so important to have the statue in a prominent place where people can appreciate it. “The redevelopment of Station Road over the last six months has given us the opportunity…"Wor Jackie’s Back!"
A 51 year-old man and 57 year-old woman were arrested this morning (31/01) on suspicion of illegal money lending and money laundering following an operation in Newcastle upon Tyne. The England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT) working in partnership with Newcastle City Council Trading Standards and Northumbria Police executed warrants at three home addresses. At two of the addresses, IMLT officers seized documentation, a quantity of cash and electronic devices. The suspect’s currently remain in…"Two Suspected Loan Sharks Arrested in Newcastle"
Thanks to grant funding from Ashington Town Council the Koast Radio Team had the opportunity to try on their new corporate workwear. The workwear was purchased and supplied from local business Ashington Embroidery Services. Ian Conway Business Development Manager at Koast Radio said “The funding was very welcome and has enabled us to provide new corporate workwear for all of our volunteers. We want to strengthen our brand and increase awareness of Koast Radio which…"Koast Team get dressed for success"