Chad Urmston is the leader of State Radio, a rock/reggae band that was founded in 2002, after the official end of Dispatch.
They were called 'The Flag of the Shiners' in the first 5 months and recorded their self titled EP. At that time, the band was Chad Urmston on vocals and guitar, Mike Greenfield (from The Ally) on drums, Pete Halby on guitar, and Matt Taheny on bass. Brian Sayers as left State Radio on march 2006. The current lineup is Chad Urmston on guitar and vocals, Mike Najarian on drums, and Chuck Fay on bass and backup vocals. These three guys form the band State Radio. Their lyrics are more politcal than former times with Dispatch, pushing for political change and knowledge of the political system.
Some weren't happy with the production of the last album Us Against the Crown because it hasn't reflected the power the band has live.
The criticism has been taken to heart and the new album is in a raw rocking style that has more similarity with the older EPs.