Revamp for Revival FM radio

27-10-2014. Picture Michael Gillen. CUMBERNAULD. Revival FM Studios. Station relaunch. voxpop panel. Helen Anderson, Juls Crispin (Julien Crispin), David Mitchell, Elizabeth Kalsi, Ann Kyle and Andrew Polson.
27-10-2014. Picture Michael Gillen. CUMBERNAULD. Revival FM Studios. Station relaunch. voxpop panel. Helen Anderson, Juls Crispin (Julien Crispin), David Mitchell, Elizabeth Kalsi, Ann Kyle and Andrew Polson.

Local radio broadcaster Revival FM has undergone something of a transformation.

The station, founded in Kilsyth in the 1990s by a group of Christians, has been on the airwaves since 1996.

Starting out with a limited, short term licence, the station is now a full time broadcaster , 24 hours a day.

Jules Crispin, one of the regular presenters, explained this change. “We have long been considered the Christian radio station, but we are now going to be focusing a lot more heavily on general content, playing a wider range of music, more in line with the sort of thing you might hear on Radio 2. “You’ll hear the likes of U2, Emili Sandé and Mumford & Sons.”

The non-profit radio station is based in a small studio just outside Cumbernauld Airport and also provides recording facilities to Cumbernauld Audio News, which is a talking newspaper based on the Cumbernauld News and Kilsyth Chronicle which is supplied to local visually impaired people.

The relaunch officially started on Monday.

Jules added: “Our listeners have been behind this as well, they want to hear about a greater variety of topics too. For six days we’ll cater to the whole community with our content, although on Sundays we will maintain a higher proportion of religious content.”