Central Radio celebrates first month on air with Vegas giveaway

Blackpool’s new local radio station is celebrating a hugely successful first month on air by giving one lucky listener the chance to win the trip of a lifetime to Las Vegas for free. 

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There has been an overwhelming response to Central Radio, the new local DAB radio station for Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde, following its launch on September 1st, with thousands of listeners already enjoying a bigger variety of music from the 70s to present day, plus a wide range of local news, sport and information.

To celebrate, Central, which transmits from the top of the iconic Blackpool Tower 24-hours-a-day, has teamed up with popular local holiday firm, The Travel Co-Op, to give the chance for a lucky listener and a guest to jet off for five nights to USA City of Lights, Las Vegas.

Entry to this exciting competition is absolutely free, and can be done by simply downloading the Central Radio mobile app for Apple or Android and clicking the competitions tab. Entries are open until the end of October, and full terms and conditions can be found at www.central.radio .

The Travel Co-Op, who have a string of branches across the North West, including at Victoria Road West in Cleveleys and Lord Street in Fleetwood, will also become primary sponsors of the station’s flagship show, ‘Central Radio Breakfast with Danny Matthews’.


Nathan Hill, Central Radio Station Director, said: “It’s really exciting to team up with The Travel Co-Op, to be able to give something so fantastic back to our amazing listeners, who have supported us so amazingly since we launched. 


‘’The response to our new service has been overwhelming. We’re only four weeks into our launch and we’ve grown rapidly, with the buzz around what we’re offering to the local community there for all to see. 

‘’We already boast a reputation for delivering quality, highly entertaining programming and information that listeners trust to accompany their day. 

“These are exciting times for broadcasting in our town. Thanks to The 


Travel Co-Op for their support and vision as to just what the power of real local radio can do. We look forward to working with them closely in the coming months.’’ 


Managing Director of The Travel Co-Op, David McDonald, adds: ‘’As a local business, we’re really big supporters of anything local.  

‘’Vegas is a genuine ‘bucket list’ holiday destination, and we’re delighted to be able to provide such a prize for a lucky listener to win. 

‘’We’ve seen the great work Central Radio is doing and it very much aligns with the ethos of our brand, in providing a first-class service for our customers and supporting our local community. 

‘’We can’t wait to see our partnership with Central Radio develop, as this truly local station continues to grow and grow. These are exciting times for broadcasting in our area, and we hope that Central will become the new ‘local’ radio station which will be the first choice for great music and local information for listeners in Blackpool, Wyre & Fylde.”   

Central Radio is the new radio station, broadcasting to a population of around 260,000 people across Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde, and can be found by rescanning your DAB+ radio, as well as via a dedicated mobile app, website, or by asking your home connected device or smart speaker to ‘Play Central Radio North West’.

Listeners can find out more about the new station at www.central.radio, or by following the station’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

Central’s stellar on-air line-up includes UK commercial radio multi award-winning presenter, Danny Matthews, who hosts the station’s flagship breakfast show, weekdays between 6 and 10am, the popular Dom Molloy at Drive, and North West listener favourite, Martin Emery.