Argyll FM

Argyll FM
106.5 FM (Campbeltown) 107.1 FM (Machrihanish, Kintyre and parts of Isle of Islay and Jura) 107.7 FM (South Knapdale/Tarbert/Loch Fyne)

Serving the people of the Kintyre Peninsula of Argyll.

Argyll FM is a not-for-profit Independent Local Radio Station run entirely by dedicated volunteers, producing locally made programmes and broadcasting 24 hours a day since 2000.

Argyll FM is in every aspect a community radio station and ideally would be licensed as one but due to current legislation cannot transfer to Community Radio Licence status. The Argyll FM licence pre-dates Ofcom Community Licences and was issued as a small-scale commercial ILR by the former Radio Authority.

Audiences are in the tens of thousands from Campbeltown and the Kintyre Peninsula continuing north to Inveraray, including the islands of Mull, Islay, Jura, Arran and Gigha.

Due to the unique geographical position of the three FM transmitters, the service also overspills across the North Channel into Northern Ireland and over the Firth of Clyde to Ayrshire.

Until Argyll FM was up and running there was no local radio coverage for this large sparsely populated area.

The station has successfully established itself as a valued asset within the south Argyll community and the service relies totally on local fundraising, donations, grants and advertising revenue to cover the ever increasing day-to-day running costs. There are more than 50 volunteers from 13 years old to ‘the retired’, who give up their precious free time each week to present programmes, answer telephones and help behind the scenes.

The local high school uses the facilities for media education and the station encourages visits from the many primary schools in the area giving them another avenue for related future careers which would otherwise not be so accessible.

Argyll FM values relations with Strathclyde Police and Argyll and Bute Council to provide local road traffic reports and any other urgent appeals for information relevant to listeners. The station is able to enhance its broadcast area by promoting events for locals and tourists alike. Through magazine programmes Argyll FM is able to provide vital bulletins on educational, health and social issues of the day thus becoming another channel of public awareness, especially to the more remote parts of our broadcast area.

Argyll FM programme output covers a wide spectrum of tastes and age groups. Programmes include Gaelic, farming hour, magazine programmes and religion. Music programmes include brass band, pipe band, classical, Scottish Country Dance Music, country, rock, new releases, chart hits and blues music.


Contact

Argyll FM
27-29 Longrow
Campbeltown
Argyll
PA28 6ER

Tele: 01586 551800
Email: studio@argyllfm.co.uk
Web: www.argyllfm.co.uk