About Radio Buckie
A wee bit aboot us...
'Radio Buckie' was properly formed in 2012 as a SCIO and registered charity organisation (Sc044464) after Buckie's regeneration strategy highlighted the lack of current service. Its members began by researching the prospect of broadcasting, and the favoured route was ‘webstreaming’ through the internet (licenced via Mixcloud).
Having been successful in getting a Lottery Awards for All grant, Radio Buckie was able to truly 'start-up' and publicly launch, so that people can listen on their computers, tablets and i-phones.
Radio Buckie is a form of community radio station that targets ‘somethin far a'body’, especially those with an interest and/or links to the Buckie area. It aims to be happy, cheerful, and make people feel good about themselves, the town of Buckie, and the wider area. As well as promoting the unique local culture, our station will try and act as a vital information point for the entire community. We can only do this, however, if lots of folk get involved in some way or other. So nae dithering; cum awa' on board!
Before going online, Radio Buckie had a fair bit of broadcasting history though, including a feature in the BBC's hit series 'Tutti Frutti'. Here's an extract from the local newspaper in 1974, courtesy of Allan Fraser :
"16 Oct. 1974 Radio Buckie - The hospital broadcasting service set up at Buckie High School some time ago to produce news, features and music programmes especially for patients at Seafield Hospital will shortly be in full operation.
Among the programmes patients will hear is one titled 'Our Heritage' - Anita Redhead's ceilidh, covering the complete spectrum of Scottish entertainment. The programme is produced by Keith Fraser. Both are senior pupils of the school. Others involved with the station as compilers and producers are - Steve Wilson, Alison Campbell, Morag McRae, Jill Adam, George Bruce, and Lyndsay Shearer. Transmission engineers are - Jimmy Robertson, Innes Flett and Michael Holloway".
(A fuller report is given on the front page of the Banffshire Advertiser of Wednesday 16 October 1974 on columns 5 and 6).