Richard Dix is launching KL1 Radio this month.

A new radio station covering King’s Lynn and West Norfolk is to be launched later this month.

The new station comes after KL.FM came to an end almost two weeks ago and was replaced by Greatest Hits Radio (GHR).  

Director Richard Dix, of Heacham, who has worked in radio since the 1980s, said: “A lot of people wanted to have a community radio station back. 

“There will be a good mix of shows, music from the 60s right through to up-to-date,  and also from local bands.”

Six people will be working on the station from their homes locally and there are plans to move into a new studio once the coronavirus situation has settled.

Mr Dix confirmed some former KL.FM staff members were involved in the station, but could not confirm who at this stage.

“We will have competitions, work with charities and causes – KL.FM was so good at that. We will also cover festivals such as Festival Too,” he said.

Mr Dix, who worked for Hospital Radio in the 1980s, has also worked as an engineer for other stations in Slough, York and FunLand Radio in Atlanta. USA.

To begin with, the station will be broadcast via Alexa, Google apps and its website. 

But Mr Dix, who describes himself as a “techy person”, is planning to get KL1 Radio up and running on DAB later this year.

He will also be making an appearance on radio shows to “fill in the gaps”. 

Listeners will be able to tune in to KL1 Radio from 8am on Monday, September 28. See its Facebook page for more information.