Jess Brings the Castle Down!

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!"

Summer Madness at Newbiggin

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"

Jess Glynne to Play Alnwick Castle

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"

Wor Jackie’s Back!

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!"

Two Suspected Loan Sharks Arrested in Newcastle

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"

Koast Team get dressed for success

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"

Koast Radio Support Manor Walk Christmas Fun

The Koast Outside Broadcast Team were out in force at Manor Walks for the Christmas Light Switch on and build up during the day. The Team were located outside Frankie and Benny’s as well as on the stage in the Central Mall. The crowds were kept entertained with a dance of between the Nando’s Chicken and Sharky who was spreading the word on staying away from Loan Sharks this Christmas. Magician Joel and the Dancers…

"Koast Radio Support Manor Walk Christmas Fun"

Koast Radio Awarded Loan Shark Cash

Cash confiscated from convicted loan sharks has been awarded to a community radio station based in Ashington. Koast Radio, who broadcast online across South-East Northumberland, have been awarded with their full bid of £1,675. Their project will help raise awareness of the dangers of borrowing from loan sharks through a targeted radio, social media and publicity campaign. The project, called ‘Shark Free Koast’, will consist of a 6 week campaign run via Koast Radio to…

"Koast Radio Awarded Loan Shark Cash"

Shark Free Koast

Koast Radio is working with the Illegal Money Lending Team to warn of the dangers of getting involved with a Loan Shark. We want to encourage people to come forward and report any loan sharks operating in our area. If you know a loan shark or if you’ve borrowed money from one you can report them anonymously 24 hours a day to: Illegal Money Lending Team reportaloanshark@stoploansharks.gov.uk, or Telephone: 0300 555 2222, or Text LOAN…

"Shark Free Koast"