On Saturday, 25th April 2015, Saint FM Community Radio Association held its Money Mile fundraising event in Jamestown more
Welcome to Saint FM Community Radio, where you are invited to listen in and become 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. 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 erected at 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.
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A year’s supply of windhoek beer from Saint FM. Saint FM is raffling a year’s supply of windhoek bBeer (yes that is correct a complete year’s supply ) That is one bottle of beer a day for every day of the year read more about it here
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Saint FM Community Radio Marathon coming soon: on the 22nd May Saint FM community radio presenter Les Baldwin will begin his Radio marathon challenge at 1600 GMT.
Les will see how long he can sit in the hot seat at the Saint FM Studio; Les said his aim is to beat radio legend Tony Leo who managed to stay awake on air for 27 hours when he present at Radio Marathon last year.
Les will be competing in this Marathon to fund raise for the Saint FM Community radio.
We hope that you can support Saint FM Community radio by donating online or on Island.
More info will be published in the St Helena independent and online at http://www.saint.fm
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