Angel Radio back on the air

By Matthew McKew

Friday, March 14, 2014

 

A GENEROUS donation has allowed a community radio station to get back on the air waves.

Angel Radio has been broadcasting on a weak signal since October, when its mast was damaged during a gale, and running on a temporary aerial pole loaned by Wight Fibre.

However, Binstead-based company, Clark Mast Systems, has stepped in and donated a new mast.

Programme controller, Bev Webster, said: "We could not believe our luck and the kindness of Clark Masts Systems to help our listeners pick up our signal properly again.

"We have the finished mast and it is absolutely state of the art and much stronger and more durable than our old one."

Nostalgia station Angel Radio broadcasts music from yesteryear and can be found at 91.5 FM

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by LOUIS FITZPATRICK-ROBERTSON

16th March 2014, at 09:09:47

What are its broadcasting hours?

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by Susannah Thornton

16th March 2014, at 07:31:57

It gives an address on the website as East Cowes and says it broadcasts from Merstone. Your guess is as good as mine right now.

Too early on a Sunday morning for me to think right now lol

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by Mike Crowe

15th March 2014, at 21:10:10

Susannah thanks, I found that one but I believe that it is an Angel radio station covering Portsmouth and area. It's based in Emsworth I believe and transmits on 101 as opposed to Isle of Wight Angel Radio based in Cowes and transmits on 91.

Or is it the same station with an Island base and a Portsmouth base?

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by Susannah Thornton

15th March 2014, at 18:44:17

Hi Mike

From an internet search I found this with regard to your query

angelradiohavant@yahoo.co.uk

The website it was from is /tunein.com/radio/Angel-Radio-Isle-of-Wight-915-s119291/

Maybe out of date (you know what the www is like!), but if it helps. Thanks.

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by GARRY Green

15th March 2014, at 16:59:32

Nice one Clark Masts - probably the best quality masts in the world and used by so many foreign armed forces too!

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by Mike Crowe

15th March 2014, at 13:10:20

Does anybody know Angel Radio's email address? Had a look at their site but I'm hanged if I can see it.

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by Susannah Thornton

15th March 2014, at 10:32:04

Well done for the donation, its good to know that there are some generous and kind spirited people and companies out there.

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by C Ryan-Sammon

14th March 2014, at 22:02:41

@Neil King Alex is at the BBC now but Ian Mac has the IW Phone In on Vectis Radio now which you can listen to anywhere in the world online or on mobile etc. based at the Riverside Centre in Newport now.

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