Radio station has new home inside academy

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A local radio station has undergone a face-lift as it moves to new accommodation.

After being granted an FM licence by Ofcom earlier this year, Koast Radio has gone through changes in directorship and the formation of a new management structure.

And now the station has been given space at the Josephine Butler Campus in Ashington, allowing it to be more accessible to the community as well as working towards a working partnership with the academy.

Mike Pitkethly, principal director of operations, said: “The Northumberland CoE Academy is very pleased to host Koast Radio station.

“The partnership will support a valuable community service and provide an opportunity for our children to be part of and learn from an exciting enterprise.”

Station manager Richie Lee said: “Koast Radio works because it is full of people who love their community.

“Being awarded our FM licence and working in partnership with the academy is very exciting.

“It gives the children an opportunity to learn new skills outside of the classroom.”