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://shoutcast.zfast.co.uk:2199/start/     (Note”Request A Song”                                                                                                     section of this page is not currently running)                              

    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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Work starts at North Ayrshire’s new community hospital


Construction of the new Acute Mental Health and Community development started at Ayrshire Central Hospital on Monday 14 July.

Balfour Beatty will begin building the new 206-ensuite bedroom mental health and community facility which is expected to open in spring 2016. Work will take place on the grounds of the former Pavilions 4 -9, which were situated in the centre of the hospital site.

Both entrances to the hospital will remain open throughout the duration of the works, however occasional restrictions may be in place when deliveries are being received. A number of internal roads will be changed and this will affect access to Pavilions 1, 2 and 3. Signs will be in place to show the alternative routes that should be followed.

Temporary car parking spaces have been provided to make up for parking areas lost during the construction period. Patients, staff and visitors to the site are asked to comply with all permanent and temporary traffic restrictions for the duration of the works.

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John Wright, Director for Corporate Services, said: “We are looking forward to getting started and providing the people of Ayrshire and Arran with the very best facility possible. During construction some short-term disruption is inevitable but we will work hard to keep this to a minimum and would appreciate everyone’s patience during this time.”


images   Hello and welcome to Ayrshire’s original and 1st community radio 3TFM Community Radio’s website. We broadcast to Ardrossan, Saltcoats,and Stevenston on 103.1FM and online at www.3tfm.org 24 hours a day, 7days a week. On this website you will find, Local News, Health News, Community Whats,On’s,and all the information about what is important to the residents of the 3 towns. You can also find information about your favourite radio station,check out the presenters photo’s when your here.


Here are comments from our listeners   –      At last !! A fresh new look for the 3tfm website, it has a more modern feel, is easy to navigate and does exactly what it says on the tin!  -  Jim McHarg       Thanks Jim 



3TFM Community Radio’s new Weather and Travel Widgets

We hope you like our new weather and travel widgets at the  bottom of the page. If you click onto them they will open up to give you a full weather forecast or travel report for the roads around the 3 towns.. Why don’t you try them out

 3TFM Community Radio’s new digital studios go live

After a long hard slog and a lot of hard fund raising 3TFM Community Radio’s new digital studios are about to go live.

Due to a number of problems including ill health of our volunteers it has taken longer to get the new equipment ordered and delivered,but it has finally become a reality and Louis our Station Manager is busy training everyone up to use the new equipment.  Below are photos of the new studio.3tfm studio 015 3tfm studio 013 3tfm studio 014 DSCF1523

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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 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.        


 Scottish Fire and Rescue Service in Partnership with 3TFM

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service have entered into a partnership initiative with 3TFM Community Radio who provide a community based service for the three towns of Ardrossan,Saltcoats and Stevenston. Ardrossan Station Manager Derek Davidson approached 3TFM boss Louis Ferguson to assist with relaying safety messages from the Fire & Rescue Service to the local community members in an effort to fulfil various demand reduction strategies which the organisation have in place. Louis was delighted to become involved with a high profile organisation like SFRS and utilising his experience and skills in the broadcasting business and working together with SM Davidson has resulted in four safety messages to date being broadcast over the 3TFM airwaves throughout the day and night. The recordings cover the subjects of Secondary Fires,Home Fire Safety Visits,Safe Cooking and Water Safety. SM Davidson provided the voice overs for the broadcastings and Louis adapted and edited to suit while adding some “signature” music which will make the messages easily recognisable and linked by the local listeners to SFRS. Louis said “When Derek approached me to work in partnership I jumped at the chance. Our aim is to provide local information for local people and there is no better way to do that than by working in conjunction with a large organisation that has the best interests of the local community at heart.The safety messages have been broadcast for a few weeks now and I’m receiving very favourable feedback relating to them from a number of people including local elected members. Derek was worried about his “recording voice” but I assured him the best way to get the safety information across successfull was to use an authentic accent and dialect local to the area that people can indentify with. After all our station motto is ” Keeping it real ….and making you smile in the three towns” SM Davidson said” Engagement with the members of the local community is critical if we are to improve the safety of individuals,families and businesses in the area.Louis Ferguson and 3TFM Radio have provided a platform where our educational messages can be relayed to a wide audience on a regular basis and hopefully to those we have not yet reached. Louis has already agreed to undertake further initiatives with the organisation throughout the year and that can only be beneficial for all involved”  3TFM Can be heard on 103.1FM and online at www.3tfm.org . DSCF0234 Strathclyde Fire & Rescue Service Logo        

A big thank you to Magnox North and Awards for All

3TFM Community Radio would like to thank both Magnox North and Awards for all for their generous support in our quest to replace our analogue broadcasting equipment. We applied to both Magnox North and Awards for all for financial help in getting the capital to go digital. We were over the moon when both organisations said they would help financially,we are now well on our way to replacing the analogue system. We will be doing various fundraising events over the coming months,so if you see us out and about come and say hello,and please give generously. Also if you are a company who could help us financially by giving us a donation, please contact our Station Manager Louis Ferguson on 01294 608048 or email him at louisb@3tfm.org.  It would be nice to hear from you. MXN_logo_colRGB   index

Lucy Boyd aged 11 designs Poster for 3TFM

We have a budding artist in our midst as young Lucy Boyd who is aged 11 designed a new poster for 3TFM Community Radio.Lucy is one of our young volunteers.Keep up the good work. doc016

 3TFM Community Radio would like to thank the Moffat Trust

The Board of Directors of 3TFM Community Radio would like to thank the Moffat Charitable Trust for their generous offer of financial support over the next 3 years.The Trust have given us a grant to cover studio maintenance and transmitter running costs The money will help with essential repairs for the next 3 years.So once again a very big thank you,to the Moffat Trust.Trustlogo_large

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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