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Station Manager Andrew Polson: the future

Posted by on Jul 20, 2016

I hope you are well and enjoying your summer. Certainly this past week has been more like summer with sunshine and temperatures reaching 30 Celsius. It must be the Glasgow Fair! As...

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Featured programme

TTBA July Album of the Month: Fatherson

Posted by on Jul 3, 2016

‘Open Book’ by Fatherson is the July Album of the Month on Ian Arbuckle’s Turn The Beat Around programme on 100.8 Revival FM. Scottish trio Fatherson released...

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Our Word, Sunday 10 July at 7.00pm

Posted by on Jul 8, 2016

The Our World programme for this Sunday, 10th July is presented and produced by Gill Anderson and features these topics: Faith under fire in Nigeria, India, China and Turkey...

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Events

Celebration Choir seeks new members

Posted by on Jul 1, 2016

Many of us were thrilled and inspired when we heard the Celebration Choir perform recently at the Summer Celebration Mission concerts in the City Halls, Glasgow and Park Church,...

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Station Manager Andrew Polson: the future

Station Manager Andrew Polson: the future

I hope you are well and enjoying your summer. Certainly this past week has been more like summer with sunshine and temperatures reaching 30 Celsius. It must be the Glasgow Fair!

As we go through July, I felt it was important to update you on a number of areas in relation to the future of Revival FM and its ministry writes Andrew Polson.

Jules Crispin 2016Jules Crispin, Programme Manager at Revival FM, broadcast his final Drive Time show on Thursday 14 July 2016, having hosted the popular afternoon slot for several years.

As Jules (pictured left) moves on from the station we would like to thank him for his time, effort and assistance over the last five years.

As we move forward, we can look back to his achievements that have benefitted us at Revival and we wish Jules well in his plans and all he does in the future.

Unfortunately, last week the transmitter at Stuart House, Cumbernauld was subject to shut down due to a related vandalism incident in the residential 19-storey tower block and so we had no FM broadcasting signal for several days.

Thankfully, our signal resumed on Friday 15 July to get us back on 100.8 FM again but with a reduction in coverage area.

The broadcasting regulator Ofcom has granted permission to move the transmitter to a position on the Campsie Fells in order to provide the best coverage as possible.

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FM transmitter system.

This new site will allow us to continue broadcasting in a more secure environment and fulfil our renewed licence from Ofcom to broadcast for another five years until September 2021.

This however comes with the reality that there will be significant initial and ongoing costs involved with the transmitter move and location.

I would therefore respectfully request you please carefully and prayerfully consider the practical and financial implications of this.

Through the website and this e-newsletter plus on-air, Revival will keep you advised of transmitter developments.

So far this year colleagues, friends and a wider circle of people have enjoyed Easter Celebration and Summer Celebration concerts in Glasgow.

I am delighted to say that Revival FM will once again be hosting a Christmas 2016 Celebration Concert.

This year we will be in The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on Friday 16 December 2016.

Light Christmas 2016 presentationWhilst Christmas may seem far away I would encourage you to remember the date and mark that on your calendar!

Before Christmas though may I draw your attention to Revival FM’s 10th Anniversary Dinner and Auction to be held Friday 9 September in Cumbernauld New Town Hall.

It is hard to believe that God has provided and allowed us to witness and broadcast for all these years, so let’s make this a special night of thanks and enjoyment by coming along for a 3 course meal, great auction and a really good night of friendship and fun – and importantly raising much needed funds for the radio station.

There are a limited number of tables and seats available due to capacity restrictions. Spaces go quickly and already three tables have been filled.

Please call the office and speak to Helen on 01236 721110 or contact me by email admin@revival.fm if you intend coming along. Tickets are just £25, table of 10 costs £250.

We have much to be thankful for and lots to look forward to.

I would ask you to keep Revival FM in prayer as we continually face practical and financial challenges and difficulties, yet are encouraged by your support, dedication and contribution as we look to the future and God’s direction.

Andrew Polson newAndrew Polson
Station Manager
Revival FM

Argyll Convention 2016 – two weeks to go!

Argyll Convention 2016 – two weeks to go!

The Argyll Convention, now in its fourth year, takes place in Oban on Scotland’s west coast, a popular destination for holiday-makers and day-trippers.

The Convention runs from Tuesday 2 August to Thursday 4 August 2016 with a Songs of Praise event on the Friday evening.  This means that there is just two weeks until the event.

This year’s theme is Knowing God, the Suffering Sovereign and the two main speakers are Rev. Dominic Smart and Rev. Angus Macrae.

Dominic will speak at the evening sessions on ‘God; Holy, Sovereign, Faithful’; and Angus will speak at the morning Bible readings on ‘Jesus, Man of Sorrows’.

Various Christian charities will have stands in the Convention hall, including Christian Institute, Bethany Christian Trust and Steadfast Global. Some will give short presentations on their work in the afternoons.argyll convention ad

The venue for the Argyll Convention is at the Argyllshire Gathering Hall, Breadalbane Street, Oban, Argyll PA34 5NZ.

For full details and timetable please visit the Argyll Convention website at: www.argyllconvention.com or find on Facebook.

“Why not plan your trip now and join us in one of the most beautiful locations in the country?”

“We’re sure it will do you good, physically, mentally, and spiritually.” says the Convention.

Missing Cumbernauld man Thomas Lamb found dead

Missing Cumbernauld man Thomas Lamb found dead

With reference to Police Scotland previous appeals for help to trace 79 year old Thomas Lamb, who was reported missing from the Abronhill area of Cumbernauld on Saturday 2 July 2016, the body of Mr Lamb was discovered on a golf course in Cumbernauld on Monday 18 July 2016.Thomas Lamb police scotland

Relatives have been informed.

Inspector Phil Rose from Cumbernauld Police Office said: “We would like to thank members of the public and local businesses for their support during this investigation and our thoughts are with the family of Mr Lamb at this difficult time.”

As part of the appeals to find Mr Lamb (pictured right), his family were interviewed on Revival FM during the early days of him being missing from his home in Abronhill, Cumbernauld.

Revival returns to 100.8 FM with restricted coverage

Revival returns to 100.8 FM with restricted coverage

Revival FM returned to transmitting on 100.8 FM this morning (Friday 15 July) following the circumstances which shut down the transmitter at Stuart House in Cumbernauld town centre.

Transmissions now have a reduced coverage area as the height of the transmit antenna is not as high as the 212m above sea level the rooftop at Stuart House provided.  However, early reports suggest reasonable reception on 100.8 FM around most of Cumbernauld and Kilsyth.

Revival FM is scheduled to move to a new permanent FM transmitter site in around a month’s time which will improve greatly the reception and listening experience over a wider area to include Cumbernauld, Kilsyth, Kirkintilloch and other parts of North Lanarkshire, East Dunbartonshire and north Glasgow.

Revival FM will alert you to our improved service through this website and regular e-newsletter and with on-air promotions.

Revival FM went off-air on 100.8 FM on Monday of this week, 11 July.  This was is due to vandalism to the mains power supply from where the FM transmitter is based at Stuart House in Cumbernauld town centre.

Dave Mitchell (pictured), Breakfast Show presenter commented: “As you may be aware we have been off-air for the last few days.  This has been due to an act of vandalism at our broadcast site, Stuart House, Cumbernauld resulting in a power failure. dave m
Stuart House is in the process of being cleared as it has been earmarked for demolition before the end of 2016 and we are in the process of moving the Revival FM transmitter having identified an appropriate site. We are awaiting permission to move and commence transmission from the new site from broadcasting regulator Ofcom.”
Partial power was restored at Stuart House, but did not include a mains supply to the transmission area.
Revival Radioplayer phone (640x378)A temporary arrangement has been put in place until the normal service is resumed as soon as possible.  Your prayers and support at this time are deeply appreciated.”
Revival continues with its normal programme schedule webcasting online uninterrupted.
You can  use the TuneIn app on the website or your phone or use RadioPlayer.
Revival Online www.revival.fm  click on Listen Live! or listen on TuneIn on your laptop, smartphone or tablet or use RadioPlayer on tablet, smartphone, online plus Radioplayer Catch Up.
You can still listen to Revival online using this website ‘Listen Live’ and also on all other devices including mobiles, smartphones and tablets.