St Helena Independent Media Guru Mike Olsson Talks to Sharon Wade on World Radio Day About the formation and development of Saint FM.
February 13, 2021
To celebrate World Radio Day Mike Olsson joined Sharon Wade on the weekend Shine Show to discuss the formation of development of Saint FM.
Mike also discusses the formation of Independent Media on St Helena and the difficulties & roadblocks in getting that off the ground – The Saint Helena Independent & Saint FM at the same time.
A great listen about the history of Saint FM / Saint FM Community Radio & The St Helena Independent including getting a transmitter to Tristan da Cunha for rebroadcast there in the early days and how poor internet and weather conditions brought that to an end
Background on Saint FM / Community Radio & The Independent
Saint FM 94.7 was a radio station serving the South Atlantic island of Saint Helena. The station’s studios and administration offices were located at Association Hall, Main Street, Jamestown. It was the only independent radio station broadcasting on Saint Helena and was also the island’s only FM station.
The station also broadcast via the Internet and was relayed by stations in Ascension Island and the Falkland Islands. The organisation also produced a weekly newspaper, the St Helena Independent which continued despite the closure of Saint FM.
The radio channels vacated by Saint FM were been taken over by Saint FM Community Radio. Also, Saint Fm 94.7 closed on 31 April 2018 at midnight. Saint FM Community Radio is a radio station serving the South Atlantic island of Saint Helena.
The station is owned by Saint FM Community Radio (Guarantee) Limited, a charity company legally registered in St. Helena and limited by guarantee. The station’s studios and administration offices are located at Association Hall, Main Street, Jamestown.