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S.A.M.S. Radio 1

News, features and entertainment


Here we are now, entertain us.
Nirvana, ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’

S.A.M.S. Radio 1 broadcasts a mixture of news, features and entertainment.

This page is in indexes: Island Activity, Island Detail

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Other radio station pages:

• S.A.M.S. Radio 2

• Saint FM Community Radio

Closed Stations

• Radio St Helena

• Saint FM (2004-2012)

• S.A.M.S. Pure Gold


• Amateur (‘Ham’) Radio

See also a History of radio on St Helena

Below: About S.A.M.S. Radio 1HistoryProgrammesTransmissionContactsListen LiveFundingRegulationRead More

About S.A.M.S. Radio 1

S.A.M.S. Radio 1 broadcasts a mixture of news, features and entertainment, with live programming between 7am and 7pm every weekday.


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.

S.A.M.S. Radio 1 was launched on 13th February, 2013, World Radio Day, following over a month of test transmissions. The first hosted show was ‘Sunrise’ presented by Ashton Yon and Chloe Terry. Live Internet streaming (via the S.A.M.S. Website) began on 9th April 2013.


S.A.M.S. Radio 1 broadcasts live on most days from 7am to 7pm. At other times uninterrupted music is broadcast. Programming is largely music based with mostly modern music. Voluntary presenters create many of the programmes. News is broadcast during the day on weekdays and at weekends.

International listener quote:

Here in North Carolina, USA, radio does really suck. Your station plays such a wide variety of music that is not available locally to me.

You can see a recent weekly schedule in our Read More section, below.

S.A.M.S. Radio 1 also broadcasts Legislative Council meetings live.


S.A.M.S. Radio 1 Saint Helena Island Info





Licensed ERP




High Knoll Fort





High Knoll Fort

Most of the island




The Flag, Levelwood

Levelwood; Sandy Bay


Fed from 90.5MHz



Head O’Wain

Blue Hill; Head O’Wain


Fed from 90.5MHz

If you find S.A.M.S. Radio 1 is not received clearly, you might find our guide How to get radio louder, clearer, better (112.8Kb) helpful.


Location map:
Location Map samsl Saint Helena Island Info S.A.M.S. Radio 1

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

S.A.M.S. Radio 1’s studios are in Castle Gardens, in the building called Garden Hall; the building in the northern corner of the gardens.

Listen Live

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You can listen live. There is no charge for this service. Click on the image (left). A link can also be found on the S.A.M.S. Website.


S.A.M.S. Radio 1 is funded by advertising revenue, supplemented by an annual subsidy provided by the Government of St Helena.


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. If you hear or read anything you think should not have been broadcast/published first contact the media outlet concerned. If this does not resolve the matter you can make a complaint to the Media Standards Commission. You can read the ‘Media Code of Practice 2014’ (309.3Kb).

Read More

Below: Article: Radio 1 AcademyWeekly Schedule

More stories on our page Read articles about St Helena.

Article: Radio 1 Academy

Published in the St Helena Sentinel 13th April 2017{1}{a}

Radio 1 Academy Saint Helena Island Info S.A.M.S. Radio 1

At the time of writing the offer still stands…

Weekly Schedule

Here is an example programme schedule, from November 2017:

S.A.M.S. R1 schedule May 2017 Saint Helena Island Info S.A.M.S. Radio 1

Closing Humour Saint Helena Island Info S.A.M.S. Radio 1

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{a} Reproduced{1} with permission from South Atlantic Media Services Ltd (SAMS)


{1} Reproduced for educational non-commercial use only; all copyrights are acknowledged.


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