Kinglassie’s K-Town goes online

KINGLASSIE;'K-Town FM; MATTHEW BAIN, age 12, and MARC JAMES, age 13'photo; WALTER NEILSON
KINGLASSIE;'K-Town FM; MATTHEW BAIN, age 12, and MARC JAMES, age 13'photo; WALTER NEILSON
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AS K-Town FM waits on news of its commercial licence application, the Kinglassie-based community station is back on air - well online at least, reports KEVIN QUINN.

Willie McCool from the station, which normally runs for a month every summer but has applied for a full-time licence with Ofcom, explained more about their current situation.

He said: “We have started streaming recently, on digital Fife.

“It’s a council site, we are on there in the interim. We have only got one page. We are streaming between 4pm and 8pm on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

“It’s good to keep people involved.

“We are still waiting on Ofcom getting back to us. They told us it would be about Spring, so we hope to hear soon.

“But that is just the application form stage, so it’s only the beginning of the process.

“We don’t know about a summer run yet, that depends on whether we get the community licence really.”

Mr McCool revealed how important the station is to local ‘wannabe’ radio stars.

“We have some young ones involved and others who have been involved before, he said.

“There is kids from the Primary School and the High School coming in for training.

“We would like to start the summer run if unsuccessful with the licence. But we would have to get funding for that.

“We have managed to use existing money from the Kinglassie Action Group funding.”

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