Radio Scilly is a not for profit, non-profit distributing community radio station. It launched at 2pm on 3 September 2007, and broadcasts to 2,100 residents of the Isles of Scilly. In 2008 the station was featured on the BBC2 programme An Island Parish.
It broadcasts on FM on 107.9 MHz from the existing radio mast by the Coastguard Tower at Telegraph on St. Mary's island. Currently, BBC Radio Cornwall transmits from there on 96MHz. Tests show that all of the Isles of Scilly can be covered from this site, and the transmitter output power is 100 watts Vertical polarization (although the station is licenced for up to 200 watts Mixed polarization).
It has been credited with the claim of being "the world's smallest radio station", due to the small number of residents on the islands, and the fact that reception beyond islands is very limited (reception is possible in St. Just in Cornwall). However, its licensed service area population is slightly larger than that of the UK's smallest licensed station Two Lochs Radio which broadcasts to an official service area population of just 1,681.
The Council for the Isles of Scilly has granted the station a licence to hold a weekly lottery. It costs gamblers £1 a week to enter and there will be a weekly prize, originally offered as 2,000 tickets with a £1000 prize, but currently offering an interim provision of 1,000 tickets with a £500 prize. Any money remaining after the prize has been paid will go towards the cost of running the station.
67 island volunteers are trained as presenters by founder, Keri Jones.
Trish Bertram will be providing pre-recorded voice-overs.
Weekdays 7am-12pm The Morning Show with- Keri Jones
12-1pm Monday - Maritime Matters with Steve Watt
5-6pm Monday - The Gig Show
12-1pm Tuesday - The Tourism Show with Steve Watt
5-6pm Tuesday - The Bryher Show
12-1pm Wednesday - Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust Show with Julie Love
5-6pm Wednesday - The St.Martins Show with Toby Tobin-Dougan
12-1pm Thursday - The Book Show with Linda Thomas
1-2pm Thursday - Health and Wellbeing with Marion Bennett
12-1pm Friday - The Weekend Show with Steve Watt
1pm-2pm Friday - The Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Show with Clare Lewis
5-6pm Friday - The Sports Show with Richard Wilcox
12-1pm Saturday - The Lunchtime Movie Show with Jeremy Pearson
1-2pm Saturday - Lydia Birch
2-3pm Saturday - Northern Soul with Roy Asten
3-5pm Saturday - Rock, Pop and Indie music with John Bird
8-9am Sunday - Music and a look at the week's papers with Pete the Hat
10-11am Sunday - The Pub Quiz with John McKitterick
2pm - The Islanders Soap
4-6pm Sunday - Charity Shop Countdown with Malcolm Martland
5-6pm Sunday - Brian Lowen and William Thomas, alternate weekly shows.
The Evening Shows:
Monday 7-8pm Watt's On Your Ipod - Music and chat with Steve Watt
Monday 8-9pm The Sound Of Confusion - new music with Kev Wright
Tuesdays at 7pm - Murray Guy - New music
Tuesday 6-7pm It's A Generation Thing - Father and Son, Steve and James Watt
Tuesday 8-9pm World Music - Music from around the world with Louise Graham
Wednesday 6-7pm The Blues Show - A collection of Blues Music with Steve Watt
Wednesday 7-8pm The Bada Bing Show - Alternative music with Craig Dryden
Wednesday 8-9pm Torban Maybrey
Thursday 6-7 Ging's Golden Hour - Music and chat with James Watt
Thursday 7-8 The Critiques - Owen Groombridge invites guests to rate his music.
Thursdays 8pm The Sound Of Confusion - New music show with Kev Wright.
Thursdays 9pm Steve Sims - Eclectic music and comedy.
Friday 7-8pm Two Fat Bobbies - Bobby hayes and Bobby Carr with music and jokes,
Fridays 9pm Billy Donelly - Alternative music
Saturday nights 8-10pm The Graveyard Slot - A wide range of alternative music with Kev Wright and Billy Donelly
Sunday 6-7 pm The Christian Show - Peter Laverock
Flower of the Week - June Lethbridge, Monday's at 11:45am
Shipwrecks of Scilly - Todd Stevens, Monday's at 15:30
Listener of the Week - Monday's at 4:20
Sky At Night - Steve Sims, Tuesday's 8:30am
Bird of the Week - Dr Vic Heaney, Tuesday's at 15:30
Ask the Vet - Malcolm Martland, Tuesday's and Thursday's at 14:30
Trading Standards Advice - Clive Kenyon, Wednesday's 8:30am
Exit Poll - Visitor's Views, Wednesday's at 14:45
Island Beat - Local Police Update, Wednesday's at 15:30
DVD of the Week - Jeremy Pearson, Thursday's at 8:30am
Wine Advice - Allan Beaver, Friday's 11:45am
Walk of the Week - Will Wagstaff, Saturday's 7:45am
Bird Report - Will Wagstaff, Saturday's 8:30am
Meet My Pet - Saturday Morning.
Envirominutes - One Minute Green Tips from Clare Lewis from the AONB at 14:20
Household Tips - Jane Chiverton with tips to save money and time around the house at 15:50
Website of the Day - James Watt with his top, daily website at 16:50
Commitment to improving the local economy is praised ; A charity fundraiser from the Isles of Scilly has been recognised for her hard work.
May 27, 2010; A charity fundraiser from the Isles of Scilly has been recognised for her hard work. Angela Jenkins, who lives on St Mary's and...
Energetic expedition rises to the challenge ; Twelve students ran, cycled, rowed, climbed and swam their way around 10 islands on Scilly as part of a fundraising challenge to celebrate 10 years of ShelterBox.
Jun 03, 2010; Twelve students ran, cycled, rowed, climbed and swam their way around 10 islands on Scilly as part of a fundraising challenge to...