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BBC Radio Orkney

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BBC Radio Orkney

BBC Radio Orkney
City of license Kirkwall
Broadcast area Orkney
Frequency 93.7 MHz
First air date May 1977
Format News, Music, Sport, Talk
Transmitter coordinates
Owner BBC,
BBC Scotland
Website BBC Radio Orkney

BBC Radio Orkney is a local opt-out of BBC Radio Scotland for the Orkney Islands, which is based in Castle Street, Kirkwall, Orkney, in Scotland.[1]

Depending on the time of year, there are either two or three broadcasts per day on weekdays on the BBC Radio Scotland frequency: the flagship breakfast programme Around Orkney, a short lunchtime news at 12:54pm featuring local news & weather for Orkney & Shetland, and Radio Orkney's Evening Programme.


  • Programming 1
    • Around Orkney 1.1
    • Radio Orkney's Evening Programme 1.2
    • Friday Requests 1.3
  • History 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


Around Orkney

Around Orkney is a news programme broadcast weekday mornings from 7:30 to 8:00am (opting out from BBC Radio Scotland's Good Morning Scotland), featuring local news, weather, travel, sport, daily diary, job opportunities and mart reports.[1] Every Wednesday there is a 'Postbag' section featuring letters sent in by listeners. Radio Orkney produced their first ever outside broadcasts in the summer of 2007, from the County Show and the Parish Cup Final.[2]

Radio Orkney's Evening Programme

Radio Orkney's Evening Programme (often referred to as just the evening programme) is a programme broadcast from 6:10 to 7:00pm from Monday - Thursday between the months of October and May.[1] There are various programmes on the evening schedule - including the regular Monday night Bruck programme (swaps and appeals),[3] a folk music programme (Tuesday Folk)[4]), a country music programme (On The Border[5]), Whassigo (described as "an Orcadian Call My Bluff"),[6] Classic Concert (Archive local recordings) and the annual Ba Quiz.

Friday Requests

Friday Requests is broadcast on a Friday evening throughout the year. The programme is identical in structure to the above-mentioned Radio Orkney programme except that it plays music which residents of Orkney have requested through the week via phoning a request line, which is usually dedicated to somebody.[7]


Celtic rock band Wolfstone wrote a signature tune for BBC Radio Orkney. However, it was ultimately unused and appeared on their second album The Chase (1992) as its first track, "Tinnie Run".[8]


  1. ^ a b c BBC Radio Scotland - Radio Orkney, retrieved 2010-03-31
  2. ^ "Radio Orkney break new ground with live County Show and Parish Cup broadcasts", The Orcadian. Retrieved 2010-03-31.
  3. ^ BBC Radio Scotland Programmes - "Bruck", retrieved 2010-03-31
  4. ^ BBC Radio Scotland - Tuesday Folk, retrieved 2012-07-24
  5. ^ BBC Radio Scotland - On The Border, retrieved 2012-07-24
  6. ^ BBC Radio Scotland Programmes - "Whassigo", retrieved 2010-03-31
  7. ^ BBC Radio Scotland Programmes - "Friday Requests", retrieved 2010-03-31
  8. ^

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