TV stars Hayley Tamaddon and Dan Whiston are to take to the airwaves of new radio station, Coastal Radio DAB.
Corrie star Hayley teamed up with pro skater Dan Whiston to win Dancing On Ice and now you can hear their showbiz gossip every afternoon on the radio.
A three-time Dancing on Ice champion and the show’s associate creative director, Dan jumped at the chance of a daily radio show with his skating partner.
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And popular radio duo Ged Mills and Hayley Kay – presenters of Radio Wave’s best-loved and longest-running breakfast show – take to the airwaves to wake up the Fylde Coast on Coastal Radio DAB, across Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde.
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After waking up with Ged and Hayley (6am-10am), another former Wave presenter, Scott Gallagher, will handle mid-mornings from 10am-2pm and before Hayley Tamaddon and Dan Whiston go behind the microphone of 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
How did it happen?
Starting a new radio station in her hometown is the lifelong ambition of former Radio Wave station manager Paula Davies. Paula left Radio Wave when the station was rebranded and continued to help with the new multi-million pound conference and exhibition center in Blackpool’s Winter Gardens.
But Paula’s heart has always been in broadcasting and when digital radio came to Blackpool in the summer of 2022 she jumped at the chance to start Coastal Radio DAB which will be based in Church Street.
She said: “I understand the value of being truly local, because 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 and event information, and keep us entertained with music from the past five decades.
“Being local and having the connection with our listeners is why I created Coastal Radio DAB in the first place. We are here to fill the void left by Radio Wave when it ceased all local content.
How do you listen to Coastal Radio DAB?
Digital radio is booming and the latest figures show a huge increase in people listening to DAB, not just in their car and on kitchen radios, but also on smart speakers like Alexa, via TV and delivered to a website via an app.