fUSe FM is back on our airwaves

The popular part time local Ulster Scots radio station, fUSe FM will be back on air from 8.00am on Monday 19th November for 28 days.

Broadcasting from the purpose built fUSe FM studio at the Ullans Centre in Victoria Street, this will be the tenth time fUSe will have gone on air in the Toon.

fUSe FM attempts to cater for all tastes with shows dedicated to specific genres of music. The normal Breakfast Show deals mainly with music from the 1960s, 70s and 80s and this show is normally followed by a two-hour Irish country show where presenters alternate between Charlie and Mervyn and Jim and Noel.

Lunch times focus on contemporary music whilst the Drivetime Show featuring Codie and Sterlin takes on quizzes, modern music and banter. Tubes deals mainly with American Country and Alan W hosts the Ulster Scots music shows and also present the Sunday morning gospel show and the normal schedule is often expanded to bring in more presenters and casual hosts.

Speaking about fUSe FM in Ballymoney, Gary Blair from the Ulster Scots Agency said: “The fUSe experiment has been tried in different parts of the country but none have been as successful as Ballymoney.

“The station there is well organised by a core number of people who live and breathe Ulster Scots and their dedication and enthusiasm shines through when fUSe goes on air. The station not only promotes our native tongue but has also created new skills in the community and brought something to Ballymoney that has never been before. I have received word from Ofcom that community licences will be available for application in 2012 so the Agency will certainly be making a pitch for a full time licence for Ballymoney on behalf of fUSe FM.

“This year we will be yet again supporting the Northern Ireland Children to Lapland appeal with a collection happening on the 1st December from 11am – 4pm which is also the same day fUSe will be presenting ‘Festive Fun with fUSe fm’ at Hight Street in the toon.

“This Christmas will see us on our 12th broadcast from the toon. As usual, fuse can be contacted for all your requests, show outs etc.. by texting 07936007888 which is the direct link to the studio. So tune into 106.2fm from Monday 21st November and for those in a poor signal area, you can listen live if you have the internet at www.fusefmballymoney.com