This is who we are..

Canal Radio UK is the brianchild of veteran DJ Pete Unstead. Pete has launched and run a number of online and FM radio stations over the years in different parts of the world. Pete has cleverly blended his favourite past times (music and narrowboating) to create Canal Radio UK, an internet radio station dedicated to the inland waterways of Great Britain.

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Canal Radio UK was launched in June 2018 after months of research. Station founder Pete Unstead saw an oportunity to launch a community styled radio station with a specific service offering to the inland waterway community in England.

With over four decades of music and internet experience behind him, Pete has combined his music talents with his 35 years of working in the IT industry and now delivers a great mix of music and talk radio content over the internet. Pete has scoured the UK and found a great bunch of talented people who can supply video blogs and music content to the station on a weekly basis. 

This mixed with live broadcasts from the Canal Radio UK studio gives the listener an unparalleled experience in the UK. Our focus is on the communities living and holidaying on the rivers and canals across Britain. With over 650,000 people in Britain having an interest in narrowboating and boating generally, Canal Radio UK has a large audience to support!

"Once we have launched our floating studio, we want to visit as many places as we can with the intention of interviewing prominent individuals, businesses, interest groups and supporting local events around the waterways network. People from all walks of life use the rivers and canals on a daily basis, as a way of life and we want to help spread the word and boost economy to the canal and inland river industries. We will supply a great entertainment package to all listeners and incorporate advertising for canal and river businesses, bringing the two together via the voice of Internet radio".

"Internet radio is far surpassing teresstrial radio stations in the 20's and soon all audio media will be streamed online. With the advent of 5G and artificial intelligence, we are at the edge of this new broadcasting technology and can deliver a great audio experience to our listeners. It is exciting times and we welcome both new listeners to our station as well as business owners and anyone interested in what we are doing". Pete Unstead - Station Manager and Radio Presenter.

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