QUAY-FM is a VHF broadcast radio station from the Channel Islands. We broadcast on 107.1 MHz (FM). Licenced by Ofcom (Office of Communication) in the UK, we serve the Crown Dependency of Alderney and its territorial waters.
Our programming is also normally streamed and available online throughout the world without restriction.
The island of Alderney (one of the constituent parts of the Bailiwick of Guernsey) is located in the English Channel (La Manche), approximately 10 nm off the French coast, near Cape de La Hague.
We first came on the air in the year 2000 under a restricted service licence (RSL) from a temporary studio atop Central Garage in Victoria Street, broadcasting just for the Summer Holiday period and at Christmas time. We are now very pleased to have a full unrestricted licence granted to us in 2015.We are now based in permanent premises at Braye Harbour.
Alderney Broadcasting Company LBG trading as Quay FM is a non-profit organisation (which has charitable status), incorporated in Alderney as a company limited by guarantee. It is staffed and supported almost entirely by unpaid volunteers.
We returned to the air, now full-time, on 12th February 2015 with Tim Butler. We now broadcast full time on 107.1 FM and online at quayfm.gg
For further information, please contact the station manager, Dougal Bohan.
s t a t i o n . m a n a g e r @ q u a y f m . g g
Telephone: +44 1481 82 4773 (office)
QUAY-FM was set up by a number of volunteers some 15 years ago as a Restricted Service Licence (RSL) during the month of August 2000. Our frequency was 87.7 FM and the first studios were above Central Garage in Victoria St.
Volunteers in those early days included Johnny Fielder, Colin Mason, John Russell, Tim Butler, Rea Gregg, Steve Collins, Nigel Roberts, Angela Mason (now Bingham), Lee Flewitt and many others.
QUAY-FM reappeared annually for the next couple of years, and its reappearance every August was eagerly looked for by locals and holidaymakers alike.
The studio was somewhat peripatetic in the early days. We came on the air one year from a former shop at the corner of the Val and Ollivier Sreet, another at Los Faroles (Brickfields), yet another from above the electricity showrooms in Venelles des Gaudions. Evenutally a permanent home was set up in a large garden shed, at the bottom of Colin Mason's garden in the Allee es Fees area, whence we broadcast for the next six or seven years.
Building on the success of the Summer programming, QUAY-FM began to come on the air at Christmas as well, and even one year came to life as "Snow FM" when heavy snowstorms affected the Island.
QUAY FM 87.7 went off the air for the last time in Summer 2012, but now, like Fawkes, rises from its own ashes as a permanent year round Community Radio station - QUAY-FM 107.1, on the air 24/7 since February 12th 2015.
Photo of Inner Harbour by Andree Stephan
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