As of this evening (Friday 11 November), local radio fans in North Kintyre, Mid-Argyll, West Cowal, Bute and Arran, are able again to enjoy following their favourite programmes on Campbeltown-based Argyll FM’s 107.7 MHz service, thanks to the efforts of the station’s enthusiastic staff.
In recent weeks, a technical fault at the station’s South Knapdale transmitter site left Tarbert Loch Fyne, Lochgilphead, Ardrishaig, and a number of other communities in the northern part of the broadcaster’s catchment area, without reception.
Argyll FM, which is managed and operated on an entirely voluntary basis by its dedicated staff, is well-known throughout the South Argyll region for its broad range of programming and its local information offerings, all tailored to the particular requirements of its largely rural listener base.
Station spokesman John Armour, who with John Galbraith co-hosts the weekly Farming Programme, said today: “I’m pleased to say that we were up at the transmitter at Meall Mhor this afternoon and the new amp is now in place. Hopefully we are now up and running in Mid-Argyll once again. Sorry for the break in transmission over the last couple of weeks”.
In addition to its 107.7 MHz service in Mid-Argyll, Argyll FM broadcasts on 106.5 MHz and 107.1 MHz.
The station is always on the lookout for new presenters. John Armour says: “We are always happy to welcome new presenters. All they really need to do is come in and do a wee bit of training, and as long as they can handle the equipment they can be on-air fairly quickly. They can record shows if they are unable to do them live”.
Anyone interested in taking up this fantastic opportunity to contribute to local life in South Argyll should contact the station via email@example.com or call personally at the studio at 27/29 Longrow, Campbeltown PA28 6ER.
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