A NEW ‘super station’ serving Black Country radio fans has hit the airwaves today (Monday September 14).

Stourbridge's 102.5 The Bridge and internet station Black Country Community Radio, based in Netherton, have combined operations to launch the brand new Black Country Radio station which has gone live today.

The new station, which is broadcasting from existing The Bridge radio studio at St John's Church in Stourbridge, aims to broadcast a mix of programmes, including specialist music shows, on 102.5FM, online and through mobile devices.

It has also added DAB transmission to its set up – through a trial scheme with Switch Radio, which has been awarded a nine-month small-scale DAB licence for the Birmingham area by Ofcom.

Dave Brownhill, the new station’s finance director, promised the new Black Country Radio would be “great for the area”.