Radio St Austell Bay
incorrectly called St Austell Bay Radio) is a not for profit,
station. The radio
station is funded by a combination of grants from the National Lottery
, alongside a
small amount of commercial advertising and sponsorship.
include the Eden
Project, the Lost Gardens of Heligan, and the Cornish
All of the partners present shows on the
station, alongside the regular DJs.
RSAB ran a Short Term RSL
in February 2006, and presented their community programmes for 2
weeks. The response to the station suggested a desire for such a
full time service. RSAB's signal from Tregorrick Park (90
metres AMSL) could be picked up as far away as
operating within OFCOM
In February 2007, OFCOM granted Radio St Austell Bay a community
radio station license.The station started broadcasting on January
28, 2008, on 105.6FM and online.
broadcasts from a transmitter at Tregorrick Park (Home of St
Austell RFC), which is in St Austell.
name suggests, Radio St Austell Bay covers the whole area from
Tywardreath in the east to Sticker in the west,
without focusing solely on St Austell town itself. St Austell is the largest settlement and
the St Austell Bay area is the largest conurbation in Cornwall, surpassing
Radio St Austell Bay also promotes and broadcasts live music
events, in the bar adjacent to the studio at Tregorrick
live broadcasts have included The Eden Project's Arts Café, Tanya's Courage Sing For Courage 2008,
and a 2 day broadcast from the offices of the Cornish Guardian in St Austell, for