Over the years, we’ve kept that community spirit alive while we extended coverage across Argyll. We directly reach audiences in the tens of thousands from Campbeltown across the Kintyre peninsula, reaching as far as Inveraray to the northeast and just shy of Oban to the north, covering many of the region’s islands including Arran, Islay, Jura, Colonsay and Gigha, with Mull, Iona, Coll and Tiree just at the edge of our traditional radio range.
Thanks to the unique geographical position of our FM transmitters we are also able to broadcast to Northern Ireland and Ayrshire.
Until Argyll FM was up and running there was no local radio coverage for most of this under-served part of Scotland. Today, many local performers, artists and charitable organisations count Argyll FM as an essential part of their success.
We value our close liaisons with Police Scotland and Argyll and Bute Council to provide local weather, road reports and many other urgent appeals for information relevant to our listeners, while our ties with smaller community groups allow us to promote local events far and wide.
Our three FM radio transmitters are uniquely placed to reach across the mountainous region and as far as Inveraray to the north-east, Mull & Iona to the north-west, the Antrim Coast of Northern Ireland to the south-west, and Ayrshire to the east.
Argyll FM broadcasts 24 hours a day, every day of the year without any support from external media companies. Everything is put together by the team of volunteers based in our Campbeltown studio.
Since we need to broadcast so widely to reach our audiences, we don’t qualify as a community radio station for financial purposes and so can’t access a lot of the funding available to smaller operations. Consider a subscription or a donation to help keep us on the air!
It’s the dawn of a new chapter in the history of Argyll FM with the launch of our high quality Internet broadcast streams in late 2021.
For the first time, you can now hear us using any device with a data connection, anywhere in the world.
We’re opening up Argyll to a whole new body of listeners from across Scotland and beyond, giving them a unique window into our beautiful and wild region that can be accessed anytime, anywhere there’s an Internet connection.