1992 - 1995 | 1996 - 1997 | 1998 - 2000 | 2001 - Present | Picture
In Summer 2001 with the equipment purchased,
we started to do outside broadcasts (until this point we had borrowed cd
players and speakers from Radio Remedy, the Caithness general hospital
radio). This enabled us to be more out in the community. We are always,
out diaries permitting, happy to come to any events and play music and use
our equipment for public address.
It was late in the day when we got it, but in October 2001 we finally got connected to the internet. We had been awarded a computer by the BT, from a scheme designed to help local community groups. And with help from Internet Promotions, the Caithness FM studio was finally connected to the internet. (Prior to this, any emails we were sent had to be downloaded and printed at home by someone, then taken to the studio). Later on that month WWW.CAITHNESSFM.CO.UK was born along with the email address email@example.com .
|In December 2001 we
were asked by the Thurso Traders Association to play music at their
Christmas Funday. This has now become an annual appearance for us. It is
always a great day, and culminated in the switching on of the town's
2002 was a relatively quiet year for Caithness FM. The County Show was back at Scrabster, after the previous year's being cancelled due to the foot and mouth outbreak. This year however Moray Firth Radio were not in attendance so, so Caithness FM were the only radio station there.
Our Outside broadcast this year was slightly less high tech then the year before, with a mobile phone being used for the link and interviews from the show field back to the studio.
Although we had equipment for outside broadcasts, we did not actually have a dedicated home for them. We usually borrowed a box trailer from one of a couple of local businesses, but this was not ideal. After looking at out finances, it was decided in Spring 2003 to buy a 3m sided (that is 10 feet in old money) gazebo. This was, at the time, great as it offered protection from the elements on 3 sides, with the forth side being. It was quick to set up and could easily be carried in the rear of car.
Click this link to see Pictures of CAITHNESS FM over the years