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we are a volunteer internet radio station that delivers all the way!

to our listeners, to our local, national and global communities, to our broadcasters, to our volunteers, to the Australian Music Industry and to our sponsors!

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Central Coast

Our Story

It was the middle of 2019, Covid reared its ugly head and we experienced the onset of chaos. Life was changing. The times had become unpredictable and confusing. People found themselves in isolation from loved ones and in precarious situations. Our question was how can we remain uplifted and confident in this times? What shone in the darkness was one common thread MUSIC!

And Central Coast Radio was born. With the onset of broadcasting live from the cloud, the one way we felt could lift our spirits and lift the spirits of others throughout Australia and the world, was to bring people together through music. Music, that was void of the distraction of what was happening in the world and delivered messages of hope, love, peace and understanding. We could do this by streaming across the airways via the internet! So that's what we started to do. That was then and this is now. 


As more people joined, we realised that everyone has a special message of their own to deliver and a dream to want to fulfil and that they could do this through presenting and broadcasting a radio show. 


As our listening audience began to grow so did the amount of people wanting to express themselves and their ideas via a broadcast. By offering the freedom to broadcast from their place of business, in their own chosen hours coupled with the freedom to say what they want and play what they want we are approached by many who wish to jump on board. Some are experienced others not so. No matter, everyone is offered the same opportunity - we train them as needed. Everyone is welcome to make their contribution no matter what that may be- their shows, their expertise, their life experiences. Our wonderful team bring with them expertise in confidence building, professional services- sales, marketing, advertising, business growth essentials, life coaching- the list goes on and we share it all. 

Anyone can join the team anytime.The only criteria is to love what you do, you have a passion for music and you are determined to enjoy yourself and have fun! No matter what message you want to bring to the world, you deliver it with music.  Our mission is simply to build an outstanding community focused radio station, based in the locality.


Meet The Team

Don Keady - Co-Founder and Industry Advisor

Don Keady currently holds the position Director (Retired Consultant) in Fylde Coast Radio Pty Ltd (3 yrs), Director (Retired Consultant) in The Bay ( RADIO ) LTD (24 mths) Director(Retired Consultant) in Blackpool Centre Ltd. (26mths) and Co-Founder AND(Retired Consultant) Central Coast Radio Pty Ltd.

For many years Don was the CEO of Sydney Harbour Radio and The Australian Institute of Sales, Marketing & Management ( AISMM ) well its associated global AISMM businesses in America, Asia, Africa and India. During this time he did over 3000 keynote speeches and worked with many blue chip companies and SME enterprises. He was as the Key Note Speaker with the Wizards of Oz, the acclaimed Australian Entrepreneurs tour. 

He has worked with many of the most well known industry names in the World ...including Bob Pritchard who said " Don is probably the hottest property on the Speaking Circuit right now ! Knowledge is power ...and this guy has it in abundance. I would rate Don Keady as one of the best I have ever come across !" 

Specialist Fields

  • Business Management and Coaching

  • Public Speaking and Presenting

  • Internet Radio Broadcasting and Presenting

  • Audio Sound and Production

  • Radio Station Business Growth and Building

  • Branding

  • Sales and Marketing 

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Angelika Koop - Director,

Station Manager & Co-Founder  

As an accomplished graphic designer, advertiser, marketer and promoter Angelika has managed,advertised, promoted, published  and marketed some of the largest brands in Australia. Working with Advertising Agencies, Independent Media and Events Organizations Angelika has worked with brands such as TNT, Dishlex, Cartier, Woolworths, Warburton Franki, Bolsts, Tetley, Rydge Publications "In Marketing" , CRAA, Godspell, Phantom of the Opera, Marcia Hinds, Stewart Wagstaff, Tony Bonner, Tony Robbins, Brian Tracy, Mirvac, Traveland, Club Mediterranee and has participated extensively with various Australian Business Chambers and Chambers of Commerce .

Specialist Fields

  • Graphics

  • Web design

  • Sales

  • Marketing

  • Promotions

  • Advertising

  • Business Development and Coaching

  • Business Training 

  • Event Management

  • Social Media Management

  • Conceptualizing    




Adrian Charles - 

Commercial Manager

Commercial Strategy and Development. As a multi-lingual sales professional, Adrian is leveraging 25 years of entertainment promotion and community fund-raising to spearhead Central Coast Radio's corporate sponsorship strategy.  His past work includes Opera Australia, Time-Warner, Save the Children, Radio 4TTT 103.9 (FNQ), Act for Peace, Rare Voices Australia and the World IT Congress.  Adrian joined the station in May 2022 bringing contacts and context from international corporate events, publishing and numerous charities he has assisted both here and across Asia.

Specialist Fields

  • CEO-whispering

  • Laser-focused research

  • Account sales

  • Live promotions

  • Executive Networking

  • Local Community Development

  • Lead generation

  • B2B Strategies

  • Zero-to-Hero campaigns

  • Paradigm shifting

  • 'Rain-making' techniques

  • Disarming humor




James Speed -

Radio & Broadcasting Manager

As an accomplished & award winning
media executive & senior team leader
for various brands across Australia, James
has created, developed and executed some of Australian media's biggest ideas and projects.
Having worked for 9 entertainment brands in 5 states across Australia for nearly 20 years, James adapts and embraces new roles and markets, to hit milestones and strategic objectives quickly.

Specialist Fields

  • Audio & Visual Content

  • On-Demand Content

  • Podcasting

  • Content Strategy & Development

  • Creative Directing

  • Leadership

  • Project Management

  • Brand & Marketing

  • Talent Management & Coaching

  • Digital & Social Media

  • Research & Analysis (Ratings)

  • Creative & Logistical Solutions

  • Public Speaking & Presentations

  • Event Planning & Management

  • Creative Client Solutions



meet the team

The Crew- everyone contributes 
check the home page for profiles


Allan Pleym


Drew Thornton


Claudia North - coming Jan 2023


Chris Elliott


Roger Smith

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Jason Walmsley


Stephen Chapman

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Jarrod Hayson


Roger Withers


Kerin Starr


Chris Roberts


Axel Starviking


Ty Starr


Sam Hodgson


Schmidty, Swanny and Clarky


James Ross

Sandy Kaye

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Rob Walker


Daz Smith

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