Radio North Angus, the voluntary radio station, has opened a relay transmitter in Carnoustie.
RNA is licensed as the independent local commercial radio service for the Arbroath and Carnoustie areas, but Carnoustie residents have experienced difficulty in receiving the signal from Arbroath owing to the topography of the countryside.
Ofcom, the radio regulator, has given approval for a relay transmitter, broadcasting on 107.5FM, to be installed specifically to serve Carnoustie and the surrounding area, and tests conducted during the past few weeks have displayed successful reception.
The remit is to promote health, welfare, voluntary organisations, educational establishments, and the local economy in conjunction with a wide-ranging music format, RNA being one of the two entirely voluntary commercial radio stations in Britain.
A number of Carnoustie and Monifieth residents currently present weekly programmes, namely Kelly Barclay, Julia Clark, Jamie Clunie, John Dempster, Robin Graham, Maisie McGregor, John Maidment, Steve Martin, Murray Nicoll and Mark Savory.
The programme schedule appears in the Carnoustie Guide and Gazette.
RNA is keen to promote the Carnoustie community, and any organisation or business wishing publicity should make contact via firstname.lastname@example.org
The service operates an ‘open door’ policy for recruitment, and prospective volunteers should contact Malcolm J B Finlayson, managing director, Radio North Angus Ltd, 11 Bankhead Crescent, Arbroath, Angus, DD11 2DP, phone 01241 871446, or e-mail as above.