Oban FM community radio

Oban FM, on 103.3MHz

Oban FM Radio

is a community radio station, based in Oban, and broadcasting to much of North Argyll in the Highlands of Scotland.

The station was founded in 1972 by Andy Campbell and Tom Laurenson. Two short spells of broadcasting (RSLs) one in 1992 and one in 1995 paved the way for an application to the Radio Authority for a full time licence. Oban FM won, against competition, in March 96, and was on the air on July 15th, 1996.


The station.

Early in 1999, Oban FM moved to larger premises in George Street Oban. Although tucked out of the public view, the station is now more accessible than before. We now have the luxury of a reception area, as well as the main broadcasting studio and a second studio.

Tech Specs

Oban FM broadcasts on 103.3MHz, with a transmitter on Pulpit Hill, overlooking Oban. We put out 200W erp, with vertical and horizontal polarisation. Our potential audience amounts to a local population of some 15000, but nearly half a million visitors pass through or area each summer.

More technical details.

The people.

Oban FM is run largely by volunteers. As a community radio station, our first priority is our community, who are our source of news, our focus, our audience, and our staff. Nobody is paid for broadcasting on Oban FM.

The staff comprises;

Iain MacKay - Station Manager

Other people;

Pat Howe - Chairman

Contact ObanFM.

Call 01631 570057

Fax 01631 570530

E.mail to Oban FM

Snail mail - Oban FM Radio, 132 George Street, Oban PA34 5NT.