Station to make waves

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A new online community radio station is being launched this month and is on the lookout for volunteers.

Beach Hut Radio, based in Blyth, is preparing for a new form of entertainment, with the aim of engaging the community in radio through training and experience.

Director Kyle Crook said: “As a community business, we rely solely on the support of volunteers to keep the station live and active, and are constantly looking for people to join us in all aspects of radio. As well as on air, there are also many other areas to get involved with, including marketing, live events, technical and general administration.

“We provide experience and training in broadcast and media skills, promoting education, pathways to employment opportunities and inter-personal skills, such as confidence, team building and motivational skills.

“We work with people from the community, including the unemployed, lone parents, disabled, faith groups, vulnerable adults, schools, local businesses and start up companies, charities and social interest groups.”

The station prides itself on teaching all aspects of radio, such as producing, editing, presenting and technical work.

Kyle added: “Previous experience is not essential. We are keen to hear from people who have a passion for the local area who are looking to get involved in this new, exciting community project. There are many ways to get involved and we are looking for people of all ages to come on board and be part of the team.”

An open day will be held at the station’s base at Blyth Community Enterprise Centre, in Ridley Street, on Saturday, January 16, from 10am to noon, for people to find out more. Alternatively, email

The station will be live online at from the end of the month. See @beach hutradio or for more.