“Here we are now, entertain us.”
S.A.M.S. Radio 1 broadcasts a mixture of news, features and entertainment.
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.
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.
Here is an example programme schedule, from September 2016:
News is broadcast weekdays at 03:00h, 05:00h, 07:00h, 10:00h, 12:00h, 17:00h and 22:00h (all times GMT). A daily interview is broadcast weekdays at 17:30h or 19:30h; all are repeated on Sundays.
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.
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 helpful.
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.
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. You can read their ‘Media Code of Practice 2014’.
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