Celtic Music Radio
1530 kHz AM/MW
Celtic Music Radio provides a service to people in Glasgow with an interest in contemporary and traditional 'Celtic' and roots music, Scottish culture and culture from other lands.
Celtic Music Radio 1530 AM launched on 16 January 2008 and has its studio base at the University of Strathclyde on Level 14 of Livingstone Tower.
Celtic Music Radio Limited holds the Ofcom Community Radio Licence (No. CR137). It is a not-for-profit social business and is a company Limited by Guarantee and without share capital. It is independent of the university and is run by an independent board of directors. It is a community social business using the infrastructure and support of the university.
The service is for the people of Greater Glasgow and beyond and has a strong cultural voice for contemporary and traditional Scottish music and song. Targeted at practicing singer/ songwriters within the broad Celtic genre of music and speech, the service provides a platform for people and organisations that find difficulty accessing mainstream media.
Particular attention is being given to attracting a new audience for this genre of music as it is intended that the service will, by championing the performance, learning and appreciation of a broad spectrum of Celtic and singer-songwriter music, promote a better understanding of Scottish culture and musical tradition and will be pro- active with on-going development of the rich heritage of Celtic music.
‘Live’ outside broadcasts form an important part of the Celtic Music Radio offering. These include 19 days of live broadcasts during the Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow during January with up to nine hours daily from The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall plus other venues. There has been live performance broadcasts from the Dougie MacLean Perthshire Amber festival at the Pitlochry Festival Theatre; East Kilbride Arts Centre, Eastwood Theatre, Giffnock, Live at the Star Club, St Andrews-in-the-Sqaure, Glasgow and fortnightly sessions recorded at Paisley Arts Centre.
Celtic Music Radio at the late night Piping Live! Festival Club on 10 August 2010 from The National Piping Centre, Glasgow.
Celtic Music Radio provides a programme sustaining service to Dunoon Community Radio 97.4 FM.
Celtic Music Radio
University of Strathclyde
26 Richmond Street
Tel: 0141 548 3397
Studio: 0141 548 4041