Coast FM Gold with Nick Dent

Saturday at 8am

Nick Dent, eases you into the weekend at 8am on Saturday with Coast FM Gold, four hours of music and memories - radio like it used to be.

As well as keeping you up-to-date with the news, weather, travel and the marine forecast, Nick spins the popular charted hits from the 1950s to the 1990s, not only the chart-toppers but those lesser-known songs that that the other stations no longer play.

Nick also tests your knowledge, inviting you to play along with the Vintage TV Teaser quiz at 9:20 am, The Lyric Teaser at 10:20 am and guess the featured year with Hits and Headlines at 11:30.


Tune in to Coast FM Gold this week for your chance to win A ‘Spider-Man Far From Home’ branded backpack, water bottle, travel neck pillow and passport cover.

'Spider-Man Far From Home' merchandise competition terms and conditions
  1. The promoter is: Penwith Community Radio Station CIC, whose registered office is The Penwith Centre, Parade Street, Penzance, TR18 4BU.
  2. The competition is open to residents of the United Kingdom aged 18 years or over except employees or volunteers of Coast FM and their close relatives and anyone otherwise connected with the organisation or judging of the competition.
  3. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.
  4. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  5. Only one entry will be accepted per person. Multiple entries from the same person will be disqualified.
  6. Closing time and date for entry will be 11:30am on 06/07/19. After this time and date no further entries to the competition will be permitted.
  7. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.
  8. The rules of the competition and how to enter are as follows: Between 9am and 9.30am on 06/07/19, listeners will be asked to contact the station with the answer to a Spider-Man related question. Entrants can enter the competition by texting their answer to 07441 900 600, or by emailing [email protected] or [email protected].
  9. The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of the promoter’s control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the promoter.
  10. The promoter is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.
  11. The prize is as follows: A ‘Spider-Man Far From Home’ branded backpack, water bottle, travel neck pillow & passport cover.
  12. The prize is as stated and no cash or other alternatives will be offered. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.
  13. A winner will be chosen at random by a Coast FM member not directly involved with running the competition or setting the question.
  14. The winner will be announced on air on 06/17/19 between 11:30am and noon and must collect the prize from Coast FM within 14 days. If the winner does not contact Coast FM to claim the prize within 14 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.
  15. The promoter’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  16. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  17. The competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by English law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.
  18. The winner agrees to the use of his/her name being read out on air.
  19. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current UK data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.
  20. The winner’s name will be available 28 days after closing date by emailing the following address: [email protected]
  21. Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.
  22. Penwith Community Radio Station CIC also reserves the right to cancel the competition if circumstances arise outside of its control.
About Nick

Nick Dent has transistors for vital organs and radio waves in his veins! A true ‘radio-head’ Nick’s interest in radio began when listening to Junior Choice on Long Wave in the early 1970s. From a passion for the Great 208 with an earphone under the bed clothes to listening to the early independent local stations, Nick’s passion for radio gathered pace.

Nick’s first taste of radio was at age 16, when he presented for Truro Hospital Radio and managed (after much persuasion) to get a job reclaiming spools of tape and washing cars for BBC Radio Cornwall. With a foot in the door (and occasionally the bucket) Nick made himself as indispensable as possible to the presenters on the station, responsible for gallons of coffee and standing in the middle of muddy fields holding cables in the interests of quality broadcasting. Nick brings you radio like it used to be His keenness didn’t go unnoticed and after three years of grubby boots but soft hands, Nick got his radio `break’ taking over as the weekend continuity announcer and technical guru. He trained and co-presented with Justin Leigh (now on BBC Spotlight) and was involved with presenting into programmes, reading news items and broadcasting from ‘out and about’ in the radio car. Nick moved to take over as Saturday night announcer and newsreader for all the BBC local radio stations in the West and South (nine in all) working for BBC Radio Devon. Sadly, after 18 months the BBC decided to move the work elsewhere. Nick then spent 18 years in the radio wilderness before finding his passion re-kindled when he joined Falmouth and Penryn’s community radio station The Source in 2010. Nick presented their very popular morning show ‘Source Sounds Remembered’ for three years until Summer 2013 and, following a move to live in West Cornwall, joined Penwith Radio.

Nick says:

“Radio is a wonderful medium and it’s the most exciting there is, able to interact instantly with its audience and allowing everyone to take part. I’m delighted to be part of the Coast FM team and look forward to helping strengthen the station as a force for good in West Cornwall. And I hope you’ll be able to join me every Saturday morning for a stroll down memory lane.”

You can leave a request, dedication, competition entry or other message for Nick using the comment section below.

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