Feb 1, 2016
Celtic Music Radio 95FM, Glasgow’s charitable community radio station, has just completed a marathon live broadcast session at Celtic Connections.
The station’s team of volunteers brought the festival to over 97,000 listeners across Glasgow and around the world via its Internet stream to 176 different countries. A further 32,000 listened in via Dunoon Community Radio.
“Celtic Music Radio 95FM has once again proved its commitment to promoting Scottish music and culture to as wide an audience as possible,” said Alex Jenkins, Chair and one of the station’s founding directors.
“During Celtic Connections we profiled over 70 artists from Scotland, England and the USA. We were delighted to be part of such a successful music festival.”
For the fifth year in a row, Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) provided an outside broadcast unit for Celtic Music Radio live performances, operated by Honours’ degree students.
Patrick Quinn, Senior Lecturer in Audio Technology at Glasgow Caledonian University, said: “New for this year was Celtic Connections on Campus, a celebration of young musical and technical talent hosted by GCU and supported by Celtic Music Radio. This was a huge success with the four concerts attracting a live audience of over 500 with many more listening worldwide.”
“The experience gained by the all the students involved with Celtic Music Radio during Celtic Connections is unique and prepares them so well for their future careers.”
Alex added, “We’d like to thank everyone who listened in, and to all the musicians who performed for us. Stay tuned for more great music!”