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S.A.M.S. Radio 2 re-broadcasts the BBC World Service.

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About S.A.M.S. Radio 2

S.A.M.S. Radio 2 re-broadcasts the BBC World Service on 88.1MHz & 100.7MHz. Programmes are broadcast uniterrupted. For programme schedules please see the BBC World Service (African Service) website.


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 2 started testing on 7th March 2013 and was officially launched on 21st March 2013.

The BBC World Service is vital and will continue to be subsidised.{a}


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

S.A.M.S. Radio 2’s studios are in Castle Gardens, in the building called Garden Hall; the building in the northern corner of the gardens.


S.A.M.S. Radio 2 is funded 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’ (309.3Kb).

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{a} Media Review Report, September 2016{1}


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


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