The station is a charity registered in Scotland (SC044336).
The station is run by volunteers from across East Lothian and Southern Scotland.
They first started broadcasting a limited schedule from their studio at 38 Market Street, Haddington, on 10 October 2011 as East Lothian FM. In September 2013 they re-branded as Radio Saltire and moved to Tranent, East Lothian. In August 2014 they moved to their current premises at 5 Civic Square, Tranent.