Nevis Radio is totally independent from other stations and broadcasts 24 hours a day/365 days a year. The majority of the air time is hosted by our 40 amazing volunteer presenters, we do employ one member of staff who is responsible for the day-to-day running of the station.
We are also a registered charity – SC044464.
Our mission statement
Our passion for our job, drives us to keep you entertained. Nothing is more important than the community we serve.
Our Broadcasting Range
From our base in Fort William, we broadcast throughout the Lochaber region, these areas including Skye, Fort Augustus, Mallaig, Kinlochleven and all parts the Western Highlands. There may be pockets of signal disruption within these areas but we are trying to resolve this and keep them to a minimum.
Due to the geography of the area, we have multiple transmitters around Lochaber. This allows us to reach the remote, small communities that help make up our listener-ship.
Our broadcast is aimed at the Lochaber community, with the information and advertising tailed towards our broadcasting range, but we are very proud to have both local and international listeners.
You can listen to Nevis Radio when you’re out of signal online or via the Tune In app. Just press play on our home screen.
You can find us on:
FM: 102.3 MHz. – RDS name: Nevis_FM (Skye & Mallaig)
FM: 102.4 MHz. – RDS name: Nevis_FM (Loch Leven)
FM: 97.0 MHz. – RDS name: Nevis_FM (Glencoe)
FM: 96.6 MHz. – RDS name: Nevis_FM (Fort William)
The station launched back in 1992 in co-operation with Ski FM from the Nevis Range ski resort to provide a stream of information about the conditions on Aonach Mor to the skiers. Back then, we broadcasted three to four minutes of information two or three times every hour each morning, and two or three hours of music each evening, throughout the winter. In the summer of 1992, we went on-air as Holiday FM which was licensed for eight weeks, the following winter another Ski FM was broadcasted for four months through the 1993/94 season.
This was very successful but the demand for a permanent broadcast for Lochaber became apparent. The Nevis Community Radio Action Group was then formed to raise funds and make a local radio station possible.
In 1994, Nevis Radio was awarded a full-time license back and has been on the air ever since.
We are incredibly proud of our history, helping develop the snow sports industry that makes up such a big part of Lochaber’s culture and business industry.
We broadcasted as a Commercial Radio station until 2013 when we changed status and became a Community Radio station and also a registered charity. This change has enabled us to look at alternate avenues in terms of sustaining the station. Nevis Radio still broadcasts around the clock daily and is very proud to be able to work with the community closer than before to provide the relevant content that is desired.
Since 2015 we have been developing a working relationship with the High Schools of Lochaber which has assisted in the promotion of thier musical activities and also given a number of students the skills to broadcast thier own show. This has been developed along with the West Highland College to offer SQA accredited certification in DJing and production. Currently we are working closely with our partners to try and develop this further and offer Lochaber an open door into the world of Radio and media with the right accreditation.