Radio St Austell Bay

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Coordinates: 50°19′37″N 4°47′25″W / 50.326843°N 4.790387°W / 50.326843; -4.790387

Radio St Austell Bay
Broadcast area St Austell, United Kingdom
Slogan Local, Local Radio
Frequency 105.6 MHz FM
First air date Monday Jan 28th 2008
Format Varied
Owner Radio St Austell Bay CIC
Webcast Mp3 Stream
Website Radio St Austell Bay

Radio St Austell Bay (RSAB, often incorrectly called St Austell Bay Radio) is a non-profit, community radio station. The radio station is funded by a combination of grants from the National Lottery and the Arts Council, alongside a small amount of commercial advertising and sponsorship. Partners include the Eden Project, the Lost Gardens of Heligan, and the Cornish Guardian.[1] All of the partners present shows on the station, alongside the regular DJs.

RSAB ran a Short Term RSL in February 2006, and presented their community programmes for 2 weeks. The response to the station suggested a desire for such a full-time service. RSAB's signal from Tregorrick Park (90 metres AMSL) could be picked up as far away as Plymouth whilst operating within OFCOM regulations.

In February 2007, OFCOM granted Radio St Austell Bay a community radio station license. The station started broadcasting on January 28, 2008, on 105.6FM and online.

RSAB broadcasts from a transmitter at Tregorrick Park (Home of St Austell RFC), which is in St Austell.

As its name suggests, Radio St Austell Bay covers the whole area from Tywardreath in the east to Sticker in the west, without focusing solely on St Austell town itself. St Austell is one of the largest settlements and the St Austell Bay area (population 34,700) is the second largest conurbation in Cornwall, after the Camborne-Pool-Redruth area (population 55,400).[2]

Radio St Austell Bay also promotes and broadcasts live music events, in the bar adjacent to the studio at Tregorrick Park. Other live broadcasts have included The Eden Project's Arts Café, Tanya's Courage Sing For Courage 2008, and a 2 day broadcast from the offices of the Cornish Guardian in St Austell, for publicity.

Starting in 2014 Radyo an Gernewegva, an hour long magazine programme in the Cornish language, is being broadcast every Sunday at midday.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.rsab.org Partners Page
  2. ^ "Data from the 2011 Census (Office for National Statistics)". Cornwall Council. Retrieved 15 November 2013. 
  3. ^ Maga. "Cornish on the Radio". Cornwall Council. Retrieved 23 May 2014. 

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