Radio West Fife

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Coordinates: 56°4′54.27″N 3°25′38.5″W / 56.0817417°N 3.427361°W / 56.0817417; -3.427361

Radio West Fife
City Dunfermline
Broadcast area Dunfermline and West Fife and Queen Margaret Hospital
Radio West Fife Logo
Slogan You're Number 1 on your number 1
Frequency Online

Radio West Fife is one of Scotland's oldest hospital radio stations and broadcasts by landline to the Queen Margaret Hospital in Dunfermline.

From its humble beginnings in September 1953, when broadcasting from a shed in the grounds of the West Fife Hospital, the station has grown considerably. This has been achieved partly through the fundraising efforts of the members and partly through sponsorships.

In the early days the station focused on live broadcasts from Dunfermline Athletic Football Club’s home games at East End Park, but now broadcasts a mix of music and specialist output including religious programmes.

Following a spell of broadcasting from a caravan at Milesmark Hospital, the station moved to the grounds of Lynebank Hospital in 1993.

Some pupils from nearby St Columbus High School volunteer at Radio West Fife as part of school community outreach programmes.

The station began broadcasting online as a community radio station on 23 March 2012.

Current facilities[edit]

Hospital Radio West Fife is based in the Queen Margaret Hospital in Dunfermline. Currently located in the old section of the hospital, the station boasts one newly reburbished studio and a professional standard digital system.

Radio West Fife broadcasts to patient headsets on channel 1 and online on their website.

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