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 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

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