The Superstation Orkney (or just The Superstation) is a local Commercial radio station which broadcasts to Orkney. The station is Orkney's only commercial radio station, and broadcasts a broad range of popular and contemporary music, as well as national hourly news updates provided by Independent Radio News and local updates throughout the day.
Restricted Service License
The Superstation started broadcasting under a 3 month trial Restricted Service License
granted by Ofcom
on Saturday September 4 2004
, from the MV Communicator
, berthed at St Margaret's Hope
. The station was expected to launch earlier in the week, but could not due to not being linked to the Wideford Hill radio transmitter
which serves Orkney . The license expired and the station stopped broadcasting at around 7pm on Tuesday 23 November 2004
Community radio license
After The Superstation's Restricted Service License
expired, the station applied to Ofcom
for a community radio
license. Ofcom's Radio Licensing Committee
granted Superstation Orkney the license on 5 September 2005
, and the station began broadcasting normal programming with a show co-presented by Dave Miller & Ryan Woodman on Monday January 14 2008
at 12.00pm GMT
The Station broadcasts live from Kirkwall with either Ryan Woodman or Dave Miller presenting breakfast, Andy Lawson on Drivetime, and Mark Leigh presenting a show aimed at Orkney's younger audience call 'The Evening experience'. The station also has a radio school, which in the next year will train 40 young people in Radio.
The Superstation's presenters are:
- Dave Miller (Managing Director)
- Ryan Woodman (Program Director & Head Of Music)
- Gary King
- Pat Sharpe
- Mark Leigh
- Andy Lawson
- Phil Rodgers
The Superstation's schedule includes the following shows:
Early Breakfast From 06.00 - 08.00
Afternoons airs on The Superstation from 13.00 - 16.00 Greenwich Mean Time
. Its presenter is Andy Lawson.
All Request Lunch
All Request Lunch is broadcast from 12.00 to 13.00 GMT
. The show encourages listeners to telephone
song requests to The Superstation, which are then played on air. The show also features the 'What's On Guide', a guide to local events taking place in Orkney
, and 'Job Spot', where potential employers
advertise job vacancies.
The Superstation's breakfast show is on air from 07.00 - 12.00 GMT
, and is presented by Ryan Woodman. Wake up each weekday with the biggest breakfast show in Orkney. With the latest news, weather & travel live from Kirkwall
Make your workday flyby with 'More Music, More Variety'.
Looking for something to do? Listen out for the 'what's on guide'.
With hand bags full of 12" vinyl, your favorite disco hits and club classics GMT
Double Top 20
Double Top 20 is broadcast from 10.00 - 14.00 GMT
on Saturdays. Presented by Ryan Woodman, the show features two top 20s: the week's 20 most bought records in Orkney
, and the Top 20 from a year in the past.
Drivetime airs from 16.00 - 19.00 GMT
, and is presented by Andy Lawson.
Evening Experience is aired on The Superstation on weekdays
from 19.00 - 22.00 And On Fridays 19.00 - 00.00 GMT
. It is primarily aimed at a youth
audience, plays contemporary music
, and is presented by Mark Leigh.Tune in to find out what new music is hot, get the low down on all the gossip.
Through the night with the latest news, weather and 'More Music More Variety'.
Quiet Storm is broadcast from 22.00 - 02.00 GMT
from Monday to Thursday and on Sunday.After a hard day at work, the only way to unwind is with the quiet storm, playing chilled, mellow songs from the past forty years. And if you fancy getting your favorite love song played for you or that someone special...
Saturday Night Party
Saturday Night Party is aired on The Superstation from 18.00 - 00.00 GMT
In the Mix on your Saturday night with the freshest dance tunes & club classics
Solid Gold Sunday
Solid Gold Sunday is broadcast from 08.00 - 16.00 GMT
on Sundays. It features Motown
, Classic rock
, and pop music
from the 60s, 70s and 80s. Motown, Classic Rock, Soul, Pop...Solid Gold Sunday brings you a mix of 60's 70's & 80s favorites every Sunday