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Radio Orkney

Door open days

26 September 2020

27 September 2020


BBC Radio Orkney went on air in May 1977.  It is the county’s community station, broadcasting half an hour of local news and features weekday mornings, with a lunchtime news update. The Friday Request programme runs year round, other local programmes broadcast from six till seven weeknights during the autumn and winter. The building, Commercial Union House, used to be a bank, and the safe is still there in reception (but it’s empty).  Upstairs the main broadcast studio features a mixing desk that once was used by the super-star DJs of wonderful Radio Two. The station also has a small contribution point for use by other parts of the BBC when the main studio is busy. For some complicated reason, that’s known as Studio 7.   

Digital Resources

BBC Radio Orkney Film

Get behind the scenes access in this short film abut BBC Radio Orkney.
Watch the film!

Key Information

  • Castle Street
  • Kirkwall
  • KW15 1DH