St Neots community station Black Cat Radio launched a new, higher transmitter on Saturday 12th December 2020. The new transmitter is located to the north of the town, expanding the coverage area and improving the indoor and outdoor signal in the existing coverage area. The frequency has also changed, from 107 FM to 102.5 FM.
Meanwhile, further to the previous post, Seahaven FM has now expanded to Eastbourne. The new additional transmitter broadcasts 95.6 FM.
Heartland FM has faced a drop in advertising revenue due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and as a result the community station is facing a shortfall of £25,000.
The station has launched a crowd funding campaign, to attempt to cover the shortfall, with listeners being encouraged to contribute to the service. The crowd funder is available here.
The station is charity run, and broadcasts to the Pitlochry area of Perthshire on 97.5 FM.
Forest FM, a community station based in Verwood, Dorset has improved its coverage in Ferndown, where many of the station’s listeners are based
Although reception was already possible in Ferndown, the signal was weak. The improved coverage has been achieved using an additional transmitter for Ferndown, which broadcasts on 98.9 FM.
The existing transmitter on 92.3 FM remains, and serves Verwood.