Community radio has all the build-up to Speyfest 2017

THREE DAYS OF traditional and contemporary Celtic music will once again be enjoyed on Moray playing fields next week when Speyfest gets under way for the 22nd year. Speyfest will once again bring thousands to Fochabers with the opening concert on Friday, July 28 at 7pm headlined by ‘Blazin’ Fiddles’ alongside Claire Hastings and Milne’s … Read more

Local radio feature to look at life of Buckie VC Hero

A MORAY RADIO STATION is to broadcast a special feature on how Buckie is planning to honour one of its most famous heroes. The Moray town will gather on Saturday, July 29 in tribute to George McIntosh VC – with the centrepiece being the unveiling of a commemorative stone at the war memorial to mark … Read more

Leader launches £3.5m community funding round for Moray

EIGHTY PEOPLE FROM agencies, businesses and community groups gathered at Kinloss yesterday to learn more about the latest LEADER funding programme that will pump £3.5million into local initiatives. Professor Sarah Skerratt from the Scottish Rural College was guest speaker at the launch in the Morayvia Sci-Tech centre, which itself benefited from past LEADER funding rounds … Read more

Community Radio station gets behind local talent

A NORTH EAST singer who has proven to be one of the most popular talents to feature on Moray’s Keith Community Radio (KCR) is over halfway to funding her first Album with the support of fans. Iona Fyfe took to Crowdfunding in an effort to meet the initial £9200 costs of producing her first album … Read more

Radio silence as weather strikes community station

THE WINTER STORMS that have arrived in Moray in recent days have taken a high-profile victim with local radio broadcasters Keith Community Radio having to go off-air. With their transmitter perched as high as possible to allow coverage throughout Moray, the downside for the community station is that presents difficulties when things go wrong. The … Read more

Moray community radio comes of age with full-time broadcasting

MORAY COMMUNITY RADIO took a major step forward at the weekend when KCR began daytime broadcasting. For years the local station based in Keith has been building in strength and experience among its team of volunteers to the point where it is finally capable of serving all of Moray on it 107.7FM frequency. Having secured … Read more