Welcome to Saint FM

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

The Latest News

  • St Helena Independent 20140822

    22/08/2014 // 0 Comments

    This week – Governor with 'Cloak and Dagger'? Fuel Leak in Rupert's, Poultry Virus, and other news. [...]
  • St Helena Independent 20140815

    15/08/2014 // 0 Comments

    This week we have an analysis of the full Lucy Faithfull report, which is the talk of the week. Also, an update from the wharf project in Rupert’s – it’s massive. As always, all the news and views from St Helena in the St Helena Independent. [...]
  • St Helena Independent 20140808

    08/08/2014 // 0 Comments

    Reward for alien animal, RMS in Dry-Dock, letters, news and views from St Helena [...]

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RSS St Helena News

  • Reading Sports: make or break time 14/08/2014
    From Simon: this website has been very, very quiet of late. But the Reading Sports are coming up – the annual gathering of Saints in the UK – and my hope is that the site can be revived with a … Continue reading →
  • Ocean slog ends with a man overboard 19/06/2014
    Yachtsman Malcolm Russell reached St Helena exhausted but unharmed after a gruelling 1,600-mile voyage – then fell overboard in James Bay. He couldn’t climb up out of the water, and his brother Rusty no longer had the strength to haul … 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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