Dec 192014
 

RNA is licensed to cover Arbroath and Carnoustie and surrounding areas on FM.

However, we have experienced difficulty over the years in fulfilling the remit to include Carnoustie owing to the topography of the area.
In effect, the signal has been carrying over, rather than into, Carnoustie due to the majority of the town being situated below the 50ft raised beach.
We have sought permission from Ofcom, the radio regulator, to situate a relay transmitter within, or in proximity to, the town in order to overcome this problem.
Consideration of such applications, however, has been suspended owing to Ofcom being obliged to afford priority digital and community radio applications.

However, I am delighted to advise that permission has been granted, and, accordingly, transmissions have commenced on 107.5FM to Carnoustie and surrounding area. Early indications of reception are positive, with the potential of adding 12,000 listeners, in Carnoustie alone, to our current audience

This is the most significant development for Radio North Angus in several years.

The Board of Directors is grateful for the patience of Carnoustie residents. Also to Angus Council, and, in particular, to Mr Fraser Booth, Head Teacher, Carnoustie High School, for providing the transmission accommodation.

Nov 292014
 

Radio North Angus is again to provide music and commentary at the Brechin Christmas Lights Switch-On taking place in the High Street at 4.00pm on Saturday 29 November.

This is part of the “Christmas in the City” series of events organised by Bravo Brechin.

The Saturday programme involves various stalls, demonstrations, and refreshments accessible in the Town Hall, Gardner Memorial Church, and in the locus of the High Street.

Santa’s Grotto will be within the Town House Museum.

Entertainment shall be provided by the Brechin Brass Band, Pipe Band, Churches Together, High School, Maisondieu Primary, Panto Group, The Ground We Tread Music Group, and Brechin singer, Lori-Jane Ferries.

The switch-on shall be conducted by Chris Harvey, STV Newscaster.

Sep 222014
 

Radio North Angus shall, as usual, be providing the commentary and PA system at the 2014 Lathallan Highland Games to be held this Saturday, 27 September, between 2.00 and 5.00 pm.

Hundreds of pupils from local primary schools, and their families and friends, are welcome to enjoy an afternoon of fun and competitions at Lathallan School, near to Johnshaven. The event has been growing over the 11 years and promises to be a great day out for all the family.

Craig Munro from the Red Hot Chilli Pipers will open the event.

Pupils from Albyn, Bervie, Catterline, Johnshaven and Lathallan Schools will all compete. Events include Piping and Drumming Competitions (from 1pm), tug of war, tossing the caber, woodland dash and fun dog show.

There will be a bar, BBQ, tuck shop, teas and coffees with sumptuous Lathallan home bakes, stalls, face painting, and a raffle with fantastic prizes. Stalls include Woodhouse Wines, Usbourne Books, Cherubs Jewellery, Cakes by Grace, Sandra Solas, and Rugby Plus.

Admission to the event is free.

Aug 192014
 

RNA is holding a quiz night in the Arbroath Bowling Club premises, at the top of Dishlandtown Street, Arbroath, on Friday 12 September 7.00pm for 7.30pm.

The charge is £10.00 for a table of four, and a raffle will be held, with the proceeds assisting to meet the running costs of our service.

The event is open to the public, and a warm welcome will be extended to all participants.

There will be an opportunity to meet the RNA presenters.

Jun 182014
 

Come along and meet us at the Brechin Commonwealth Games event, being organised for Brechin Primary Schools, at Guthrie Park, between 10.00am and 2.30pm, on Monday 16 June.

Brechin Buccaneers Cricket Club, Brechin Juniors Cricket Club, Brechin Youths Football Club, Brechin Golf Club, and Parkview Bowling Club will be present to enhance this local sporting event.

Jun 112014
 

Our grateful thanks to Arbroath Academy for nominating Radio North Angus Ltd for the Angus Council Partners in Learning Award, which we received at a ceremony held in the Carnoustie Golf Hotel yesterday afternoon.

We very much appreciate this honour, and it has been our pleasure to work with pupils from Angus secondary schools since 1996.

The pupils have made a positive contribution to our service over many years, some of whom have have followed successful careers in broadcasting and other media.

May 302014
 

Come and meet our presenters at the forthcoming events over the next two months:

  • 1 June Carnoustie High School Commonwealth Games
  • 1 June Dundee and Angus College Family Fayre, Arbroath Campus
  • 6 June Montrose Primaries Commonwealth Games, Sports Centre
  • 7 June Brechin Pageant, Public Park
  • 7 June Arbroath High Street
  • 16 June Brechin Primaries Commonwealth Games, Guthrie Park
  • 19 June Arbroath Academy Health Promotion
  • 25 June Montrose Academy Commonwealth Games, Sports Centre
  • 28 June Montrose Co-op
  • 5 July Montrose High Street
  • 26 July Carnoustie Co-op
  • 2 August Carnoustie High Street
  • 2 August Forfar Tesco

More to come…

Hope to meet you at these events!

May 272014
 

Yes, RNA CAN be in two places at once!

We have the capacity with our outside broadcast/PA equipment to be at events at both Arbroath and Carnoustie simultaneously on Sunday 1 June.

Join us at the Carnoustie Commonwealth Games being held at Carnoustie High School from 10.00am to 2.00pm, or at the Dundee and Angus College Family Fayre taking place at the Arbroath Campus, Keptie Road, between 12.00 noon and 4.00pm.

In fact, you are welcome to join us at both of these highly-organised events!

Richard Irvine, Robin Graham, Kelly Barclay,and Julia Clark will be entertaining at Carnoustie, whilst Stephen Gilbert, Dave Kirby, Jen McKeown,and Jill Finlayson will be at Arbroath.

Hope to see you there!!

May 102014
 

The members of the Kingsmuir Saturday Night Dancers have assisted Radio North Angus with a donation of £400.00.

 

The members, from across Angus, have been meeting every Saturday evening between 8 and 11pm, for the past four years, in Kingsmuir Hall to enjoy an evening of Scottish Country dance music provided by local artists such as Steven Carcary, Wayne Robertson, Johnny Duncan, and Scott Carnegie.

Finance had accumulated from the proceeds of raffles and surplus income and it was decided to donate £400 to RNA FM.

Accepting the donation from Mr Jim Bradford, Malcolm Finlayson, Managing Director, expressed gratitude to the members for their generosity and explained that RNA is being increasingly invited to provide music and commentary at outside events, and on occasion, is asked to relay the performances of artists through the PA systems. The donation will be used to purchase a further two radio microphones in order to enhance this facility.

 

On average, approximately 50 people attend the Saturday dances, and more members are being encouraged, particularly younger people.

The programme for the remainder of May includes: 17 May Wayne Robertson; 24 May Dave Husband; 31 May Johnny Duncan.

 

Further details can be obtained from Jim Bradford, 01307 465765 or 07999 570167.

 

Apr 042014
 

Radio North Angus is holding a disco, mainly of 60s – 80s music on Friday 18 April 8.00pm ’til late, in the Lion’s Head Bar, Red Lion Caravan Site, Arbroath. Licensed bar, and raffle, will be available.

Tickets £5.00 at the door.

All welcome.