Best of British music and news on airwaves

Andrew Friend at the microphone.
Andrew Friend at the microphone.

Yanchep residents Andrew Friend and Jonathan Morrell have partnered up to create UKWA Radio,

Mr Friend said the station would broadcast popular UK music, British news on the hour and Australian news every 30 minutes during peak periods.

‘The music is very important because there are so many songs that didn’t even chart in Australia,’ he said.

‘It’s the best of both worlds ” the music we know in the place we love.’

The presenters, who are all from the UK, include BBC Radio 1’s Dave Pearce and Capital Radio’s Pat Sharp, and broadcasts will also include sports updates, local events, competitions and weather updates.

The station will broadcast on 88FM in Yanchep, Burns Beach, Port Kennedy, Baldivis and Secret Harbour, and is available online in other areas. For more information, visit www.