HAPPY birthday to nostalgia station Angel Radio, which is celebrating its 14th birthday on an FM frequency today (Wednesday March 24).

The Cowes based station – which airs music from 1900 to 1969 – was established on the Island in 1999, broadcasting from rooms above Age Concern’s offices in Newport's Pyle Street.

Initially it began broadcasting on a Restricted Service Licence (RSL) which allowed for two 28-day slots per year.

In 2001 Angel started broadcasting on the Wight Cable (now Wight Fibre) network and moved into its current premises in Cowes' Love Lane.

Following a lengthy negotiation period with OFCOM lasting eight years Angel Radio became the Isle of Wight’s first community station on 91.5 FM as well as continuing on the internet and on Wight Fibre.

Bev Webster, Angel Radio programme controller, said: “Although we are restricted to only 25 watts output, we were granted permission to improve our coverage range recently which allows us to reach further afield.

"The listeners are happy to have a clearer signal and to have their beloved Angel Radio on FM with its selection of nostalgic music not heard on any other radio station.”

Well wishers and those wanting to find out more about Angel Radio can contact the station on 246810 or by email at beverly.webster@btinternet.com.