Revival FM has received permission from broadcasting regulator Ofcom to use a new FM transmission site and clearance to continue using 100.8 MHz FM for the Revival programme service.
It is the intention to start transmissions from the new site on the Kilsyth Hills towards the end of September.
Since 11 July, Revival, transmitting on 100.8 FM has had a reduced coverage area as the height of the transmit antenna is not as high as the former rooftop location provided atop Stuart House residential tower block near to Cumbernauld town centre.
Revival FM had to remove the FM transmitting equipment from Stuart House following a related vandalism incident at the almost vacant 19-storey block which is scheduled to be demolished by the end of 2016. Revival has been transmitting on 100.8 FM from Stuart House since September 2006.
A temporary arrangement is in place for 100.8 FM transmission, but as the aerial height is not very high, the indoor and outdoor in-car reception area has been reduced significantly. Revival has received approval from regulator Ofcom for these FM transmissions.
Revival FM director and an original founder Bill Anderson from Kilsyth said: “This is great news from Ofcom and we can now plan and get the replacement FM transmitter site ready for use, although it is another costly expenditure for the charity and ministry that is Revival Radio.”