Britain’s smallest radio station
Located in the northwestern corner of the Scottish Highlands, Gairloch is a coastal village of about 700 people known for its mountains, sea loch and rugged landscape. It’s also where Two Lochs, reportedly the UK’s smallest commercial radio station, is based. Run by a handful of volunteers, it has built a loyal fanbase of global listeners.
Britain’s smallest commercial radio station and community broadcaster for the Gairloch and Loch Ewe areas of Wester Ross, Scotland, on 106 and 106.6 FM.From the station’s website https://www.2lr.co.uk/
The objective of Two Lochs Radio is to offer residents of the Gairloch, Loch Ewe and Loch Maree areas the choice of a community-based radio station comprising a mixture of music and speech, with a distinctive local character, providing local information, news and features. The music played is a mix of contemporary popular, specialist (e.g. Scottish, Celtic, folk, reggae, country) and popular gold generally spanning the last half century.
As a volunteer station manned by local people, catering for people living within the area is a priority. Local What’s On, weather and news feature strongly in our main morning and evening programmes, serving the needs of residents and visitors in this beautiful, remote part of Wester Ross.
The station is operated by a non-profit company and registered charity, Wester Ross Radio Ltd, which has membership open to all individuals and businesses with an interest in promoting a local radio service for public benefit in this area.
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