Radio Bute is officially launched

Provost Isobel Strong and Radio Bute station manager Graham Leonard at Saturday's official opening.
Provost Isobel Strong and Radio Bute station manager Graham Leonard at Saturday's official opening.

Local internet radio station Radio Bute was officially opened by Bute councillor and Argyll and Bute Provost Isobel Strong on Saturday.

Station manager Graham Leonard said the station had attracted 30 volunteers and financial help from a variety of sources since broadcasting began in July.

“A core group of community-minded volunteers sat down and had many discussions and realised there was a gap in the market for an inclusive community-based radio station,” Mr Leonard said.

“It was evident from the early meetings that these volunteers were passionate about the community and radio, and all we needed to do was put the two together.

“We have a great team here at Radio Bute. We are an asset to the community and will be for a long time to come.”