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 Welcome to our new 3TFM Website,here you will find news about the radio station,along with health news and whats going on in the 3 towns                     

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To listen to 3TFM Community Radio on the web please click on the blue link below This will take you to our stream page  Click on audio player to listen to us.                                                                      http://aries.streaming.zfast.co.uk:2199/start/tfm0

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    You can also listen to us using the tunein app. Click on the blue link below                            http://tunein.com/radio/3TFM-1031- s149850/ 

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 3TFM Community Radio broadcasts to Ardrossan,Saltcoats and Stevenston on 103.1FM and online at www.3tfm.org. We are Ayrshire’s original community radio station. Our presenters are all local people from the community,and are proud of the fact that our radio station is “Local Radio by Local People”. 3TFM Community Radio with the spotlight  on health and wellbeing for the 3 Towns. If it matters to the community we will let you know about it. Spread the word and tell your friends and family about us.

 

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 Latest Weather Warning for Strathclyde Area From 14/01/15

A deepening area of low pressure is expected to track northeastwards, passing close to the extreme northwest of Scotland on Thursday. To the south of this system, gales or severe gales are expected to develop. Gusts of 50-65 mph are likely quite widely through the warning area, whilst gusts of 75 mph are likely around southern and western coasts and over exposed hills. The public should be aware of the risk of disruption to transport and possibly power supplies.This warning has been updated to extend it up into northwest Scotland. The end time has also been extended further into Thursday to take account of very strong winds lasting longer into Thursday across northwest Scotland.

Affected Areas

  • Argyll and Bute
  • East Ayrshire
  • East Dunbartonshire
  • East Renfrewshire
  • Glasgow
  • Inverclyde
  • North Ayrshire
  • North Lanarkshire
  • Renfrewshire
  • South Ayrshire
  • South Lanarkshire
  • West Dunbartonshire

Possible effects of wind

  • Increased journey time
  • High-sided vehicles at risk of being blown over/off course
  • Strong crosswinds
  • Obstructions on the road (fallen trees and other debris)

Valid: 14 Jan 2015 – 15:00 to 15 Jan 2015 – 23:50.

A band of heavy rain, preceded briefly by snow, will spread northeast across Scotland on Wednesday evening. This will introduce milder conditions which will lead to a thaw of lying snow. The public should be aware that the heavy rain, combined with the thaw of lying snow will bring a risk of localised flooding, standing water and spray leading to some difficult driving conditions.

Affected Areas

  • East Ayrshire
  • East Dunbartonshire
  • East Renfrewshire
  • Glasgow
  • Inverclyde
  • North Ayrshire
  • North Lanarkshire
  • Renfrewshire
  • South Ayrshire
  • South Lanarkshire
  • West Dunbartonshire

Possible effects of rain

  • Increased stopping distance
  • Flooding
  • Aquaplaning
  • Reduced visibility
  • Increased journey time

Valid: 14 Jan 2015 – 16:00 to 15 Jan 2015 – 03:00.

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This year everyone across Scotland is being encouraged to ‘think ahead’ and be prepared for all kinds of severe weather. Whether it’s at home, on the move, in the workplace, or in your community, we all need to consider the risk of severe weather.

Severe weather can occur at any time of year, but is most likely during the winter months.  It can cause a range of problems – but you can be ready for them.

By ‘thinking ahead’ we can all help Scotland be better prepared.

On the move
Being prepared for severe weather is something we all need to do – it takes only a few simple steps and is important if you’re on the move/road.  In severe weather conditions, your journey could take longer than expected so before travelling in bad weather, you should:

Check the weather forecast and road conditions
Consider whether you need to travel right now or if you can wait until the weather improves
Consider alternative routes
Consider alternative modes of transport
Allow extra time for your journey
Make sure your car is ready for a journey in poor weather
Make sure your mobile phone is fully charged
Tell someone your destination and when you expect to arrive
Consider fitting winter tyres to your vehicle
Be prepared for severe weather by packing a few essential items to take with you. Your emergency kit should at least include:

Car
An ice scraper and de-icer
A shovel for snow
A torch and spare batteries
Warm clothes, boots and a blanket
Some food and a warm drink in a flask
A first aid kit
Battery jump leads
A map for any unplanned diversions
On public transport
Dress for the season/forecast
Have a means of contacting your family
For a long journey, carry a small snack and some water if possible
Cycling
Ensure you and your bike are visible to other road users by investing in a good set of front and rear lights (white at the front, red at the back).
Wear clothes that help you be seen on your bike such as bright and light reflective items.
Get a good set of mud guards and consider heavy duty tyres with a deeper tread to cope with slippery surfaces.
Remember, it can take longer to stop in poor weather.
Investing in some warm, waterproof clothing including gloves that still allow you to switch gears and use the brakes easily.
Consider wearing correctly-fitted helmets with an additional light.
Get a routine bike maintenance check, especially the brakes.
For pedestrians
Ensure that you, or someone you know clears the pavement outside your home.
Wear shoes or boots with non-slip soles and consider wearing reflective or bright-coloured clothing so other road users are better able to see you.
Hats or scarves that cover your ears can also distort or eliminate the muffled sounds of approaching vehicles, so take extra care when checking for traffic.
Keep warm, but make sure that you can hear what’s going on around you.
Remember, vehicles can take up to ten times longer to stop on slippery surfaces, so don’t make any sudden movements and give motorists plenty of time.

For more information on being ready for winter at home, at work or in the community visit www.readyscotland.org

Some other useful sites include:

Safer Winter Driving: http://www.transportscotland.gov.uk/report/j9317-01.htm

Road Safety Scotland: http://www.road-safety.org.uk/

Driving in bad weather: http://www.transportscotland.gov.uk/road/winter-campaigns/driving-bad-weather

Ready for Winter: http://www.transportscotland.gov.uk/ready-winter
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 Community Whats On

Are you holding a community event? Do you need to advertise it? Why don’t you let 3TFM Community Radio tell everyone one about it. Any community event we will advertise for free and here is a bonus we will also put it up on our website free of charge. All you need to do is give us the details and let us do the rest. Contact Louis Ferguson our Station Manager on 01294 608048 or email louisb@3tfm.org. You can also post it to Community Whats On, 3TFM Community Radio, Focus Learning Centre, Primrose Place, Saltcoats KA21 6LH.   Checkout the Whats On Page.        

             

 

 

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More about 3TFM Community Radio

3TFM Community Radio officially started broadcasting on the 19th April 2008 and our pool of volunteers and partners have been working hard  since then to provide the residents in Stevenston, Saltcoats and Ardrossan the best music and community and health information that is more local than any other station in the area. This is because we are based in the 3 towns. We produce programmes for the community by the community and are proud of that. If you’ve never heard of us why not tune in and hear what your missing, on 103.1fm, or www.3tfm.org, you’ll be surprised that you had a radio station on yourdoorstep. Let us know what you think.

 

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