Gospel Blues Train global special

Gospel Blues Train global special

This Friday, 31 May, from 8.00pm, The Gospel Blues Train with Lins Honeyman will be a truly global affair.

Stopping off at as many different countries as possible, this week’s show will feature gospel blues music from acts originating from Finland, Norway, Italy, New Zealand, Australia, Germany, USA, Canada, Ghana, Holland and Austria to show that blues and gospel is an international language shared by many nations.

In addition, all four corners of the United Kingdom will make an appearance with Scottish trio the Simon Kennedy Band, England-based, Jamaica-born soul singer Ruby Turner, Welsh outfit the Tim Crahart Blues Band and Northern Irish troubadour Brian Houston all flying their respective home flags.

The Gospel Blues Train with Lins Honeyman ‘Around the World’ special, Friday 31 May at 8.00-9.00pm; Saturday 1 June at 7.00-8.00pm and Tuesday 4 June 2019 at 10.00pm plus Catch Up anytime. Tune in on 93FM in the Glasgow area and 100.8 in Cumbernauld area plus DAB+ digital radio in Glasgow.

Revival now on DAB digital radio across Glasgow

Revival now on DAB digital radio across Glasgow

From Thursday 2 May, Revival FM commenced broadcasting on the DAB digital radio waveband across most of Glasgow city.

Some DAB digital radio do not require a retune or rescan and will automatically display Revival on the receiver or in the car. If not, select “Rescan” or “Retune” and in the alphabetical list of radio station services, select Revival when it is displayed.

Revival is being carried on the Ofcom Trial Glasgow Small-scale DAB digital radio multiplex which is transmitting on Block 10B, frequency 211.648 MHz from a single transmission site close to the Cathkin Braes.

A second transmitter to improve reception in Glasgow city centre and surrounds is awaiting clearance from regulator Ofcom. When that transmitter goes to air, that will form a Single Frequency Network (SFN). This will then provide a robust Glasgow city wide DAB+ service from the multiplex.


This is the display on a Roberts portable DAB/DAB+/FM radio. You may have to do a full scan or auto scan for the radio to pick-up and display Revival. Once available and on display, please select and save as a pre-set favourite.

Revival FM is transmitting using the improved DAB+ digital radio AAC codec system in stereo.

This DAB+ transmission joins the existing Revival 93FM Glasgow service which commenced programming at Easter.


As an example, Revival on display on a Vauxhall Corsa car.
Some cars auto tune and when you go to the station list, scroll down until you see Revival and select and then make Revival on DAB as a pre-set favourite.
Otherwise, you may need to tune in manually to Block 10B / 211.648 MHz by using Seek, Tune or use the Menu. Most car displays have these functions.
You can then listen to Revival in crystal clear stereo.
When out of range of the DAB reception area, the car radio will automatically tune to the 93FM analogue frequency for continuity of service.

Gospel Blues Train special guest: The Simon Kennedy Band

Gospel Blues Train special guest: The Simon Kennedy Band

Tonight, Friday 26 April from 8.00pm, The Gospel Blues Train presented by Lins Honeyman, features an exclusive interview with Simon Kennedy and Mirek Hodun, founder members of Dundee-based blues trio the Simon Kennedy Band at the time of the release of the group’s widely-anticipated second album ‘All Or Nothing’.

Lins spoke to vocalist/guitarist Simon and Hammond player Mirek about the making of an album that sees the group go from strength to strength and cement their position as one of the top blues acts currently on the UK scene.

The Gospel Blues Train with Lins Honeyman, Friday 26 April 8.00-9.00pm; Saturday 27 April 7.00-8.00pm and Tuesday 30 April 10.00-11.00pm plus Catch Up anytime.

Easter Celebration 2019 success

Easter Celebration 2019 success

The Easter Celebration 2019 at The Glasgow Royal Concert was “another fantastic concert” says Revival FM director and Celebration Choir leader Andrew Polson.

On a warm and sunny Easter Sunday, the Arts Performance Theatre within the Concert Hall was filled to capacity to enjoy an evening of Easter praise and celebration with the Celebration Choir and Orchestra.

The Easter Celebration also launched officially the Revival 93FM service to the Glasgow city area. If you live in and around the Glasgow area, retune your radio to 93.0 FM and listen to Revival in super stereo.

Revival FM on 100.8 to Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch areas continues as normal.

Also, coming soon, Revival will be available across Glasgow on DAB+ digital radio. Details to follow!

Here are a few photos of the Easter Celebration within the Arts Performance Theatre, The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on Easter Sunday, 21 April 2019. Pictures: Graeme Hewitson Master Photographer, Monument Photos, Johnstone, Renfrewshire.http://www.monumentphotos.co.uk

View from the rear of Arts Performance Hall within The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall for the Easter Celebration 2019 on Easter Sunday.