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S.A.M.S. Pure Gold broadcast continuous music.

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• S.A.M.S. Radio 1

• S.A.M.S. Radio 2

• Saint FM Community Radio

Closed Stations

• Radio St Helena

• Saint FM (2004-2012)


• Amateur (‘Ham’) Radio

See also a History of radio on St Helena

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About S.A.M.S. Pure Gold

S.A.M.S. Pure Gold broadcast continuous music, 24/7.


The Government of St Helena issued the following announcement on 7th July 2011:

SHG is planning to set up a new, community owned company, to provide improved media services on St Helena. This not-for-profit company will provide three radio stations, all on the FM Band, and a newspaper. The first radio station will focus on popular and country music with news summaries; the second station will maintain the Radio St Helena brand; and the third station will be dedicated to the BBC World Service.

The new Company will be fully independent of Government and the current St Helena News Media Services organisation will be wound up.

Following the Media Review of Government of St Helena subsidies for island media, no further finance was available to fund this station and so it closed on 25th April 2017.


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To reach the South Atlantic Media Services Ltd. (S.A.M.S.) team:

S.A.M.S. Pure Gold’s studios were in Castle Gardens, in the building called Garden Hall; the building in the northern corner of the gardens.

S.A.M.S. Pure Gold was funded by advertising revenue, supplemented by an annual subsidy provided by the Government of St Helena. The withdrawal of this subsidy caused the station to close.


Media on St Helena is regulated by the St Helena Media Commission, which is charged with overseeing Media Services delivered in or from St Helena in accordance with the regulatory objectives set out in the Media Standards Ordinance 2011. You can read their ‘Media Code of Practice 2014’ (309.3Kb).

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