Two new radio stations are being launched by Pirate FM soon – with one featuring the relaxing soundscapes of Cornish scenes.
The other, an all oldies station, will play music from the 50s to the 80s, focussing on the 60s and 70s.
The join Pirate FM and Pirate 2, taking the total number of stations to broadcast from UKRD in the area to four.
Launch Director of “Escape”, Isha Pit said: “There is nothing better than finding your own spot in Cornwall on a beautiful sunny day, closing your eyes and escaping from it all. Now you will be able to enjoy that whenever you want, without worrying about being attacked by marauding seagulls.”
Pirate Oldies will play the likes of ABBA, Diana Ross and The Beatles, and offer a ‘never more than a minute away from another great song’ promise.
Pirate FM’s Managing Director, Mark Peters, said: “Pirate FM already reaches more listeners than any other local station in our area every week. But we constantly listen to what our audience tells us they like and dislike. They’ve asked for more Marvin Gaye, Rolling Stones and Queen – and fewer adverts. So now we’re launching a new radio station offering just that – and nothing but that.
“Pirate Oldies will be aimed at all ages. We believe great music is great music whenever it was made and it’s no surprise more and more younger people are discovering classic songs that were recorded long before they were born. Pirate Oldies will be a journey of discovery as much as a trip down memory lane.”
The move sees a return to Plymouth for the Cornish radio station, since Pirate Oldies will be available on DAB transmitters on both sides of the Tamar. It coincides with a project to boost DAB coverage in the southwest through a roll out of extra transmitters, increasing the number of people able to pick up digital radio.
Planning for the launch of both radio stations is well underway and a launch date is expected to be confirmed shortly.