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Saint FM invites you to listen in and become or continue to be acquainted with one of the world's most remote islands via a radio station whose very own listeners fought to bring it back on air. For eight years, St Helena's link to the outside world depended on its supply ship, a painfully slow Internet connection and Saint FM. It was a precious bond with home and family for islanders who had reluctantly sailed away to earn a living overseas. Unfortunately, the Island's first independent radio station went off air abruptly, four days before Christmas 2012, in the face of impending competition from a new rival set up by the island's government. Within three weeks, a group of islanders had formed a committee to revive the station It was their intention to re-launch it as a charity, but this status was declined, hence it now operates as a community enterprise. Councillors', some of whom had voted to launch the rival, are now in full support of the people's own radio station. This was expressed when one of these councillors, allowed a transmitter to be clamped to his home, to assist in getting the signal relayed across the island’s mountainous terrain. The station renamed Saint FM Community Radio, commenced broadcasting live on 10 th March 2013, and was back Internet streaming the following month. The output is unique, it doesn’t possess the slick sound heard and expected from professional stations in big countries. read more about Saint FM

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  • Carnival honours the memory of St Helena exiles 03/04/2014
    The exile of Zulus and Boer War prisoners on St Helena has been commemorated in a carnival and march led by the premier of KwaZulu-Natal Province in South Africa. Before the event at Woodburn Stadium in Pietermaritzburg, Senzo Nchunu urged … Continue reading →
  • Shooter Maddy tastes TV fame in baton relay programme 28/03/2014
    Commonwealth Games hopeful Madolyn Andrews features in a three-minute profile of St Helena on a BBC television programme following the Queen’s Baton Relay. Maddy is seen training to take part in the shooting at the 2014 Games in Scotland. If … Continue reading →
  • Alien discovery sparks international beetle drive 28/03/2014
    Three stowaways have been found hitching a ride to St Helena’s airport, nearly two years before it is even due to open. Even though they had no papers on them, David Pryce of St Helena National Trust had no trouble … Continue reading →

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Saint Fm has been on air as a Community Radio Station for more than one year. Saint FM reopened as a community radio station on the 11th March 2013.

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