98.8 Castle FM

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Castle FM
Broadcast area Edinburgh
Branding Community radio for Edinburgh
Frequency 98.8 MHz
Last air date February 2016
Format Community radio
Owner Leith Community Mediaworks Ltd [dormant]
Webcast http://www.castlefmscotland.com/listen/

98.8 Castle FM (formerly Leith FM) was a now-defunct community radio station, covering the area of Leith in Edinburgh, Scotland. The station was first set up in 2007 and was made available on 98.8FM throughout Edinburgh and its surrounding area as well as online. Leith FM aimed to strengthen the community spirit and the identity of Leith.

On 23 March 2012, the station changed its name to 98.8 Castle FM with the strapline 'Edinburgh's bigger local mix' serving the community of the Capital. The licence-holding company (Leith Community Mediaworks Ltd) filed accounts in 2012 as a dormant company with no assets.

As of mid-December 2013 Castle FM broadcast on an automated playout without presenters, not originating in the studio, after it lost access to the property used for the station. This is reportedly related to long-standing rent and power bill arrears which forced the landlord to take back control of the premises.[citation needed] The station also ceased streaming online at the same time.

Selected Former Presenters[edit]

  • Ally D
  • Donnie Hughes
  • Ewan Irvine
  • John Leslie
  • John Hunt
  • Lenny Love
  • Matt Shields
  • Penny Jackson
  • Ray McMahon
  • Richard & Carly Templeman
  • Lewis Wilson
  • Jason Smith
  • Steven Hogg
  • Tony McQue
  • Nikai Chalaman Cruz
  • Dave Knight


Coordinates: 55°58′14″N 3°10′13″W / 55.97056°N 3.17028°W / 55.97056; -3.17028