Galloway Forest temporary FM transmission call for audio


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As part of The Dark Outside and Wigtown Book Festival sound artist Stuart McLean (aka Frenchbloke) with Robbie Coleman and Jo Hodges will be broadcasting in Scotland's Galloway Forest. McLean will be given an FM transmitter, and will broadcast on an FM signal from 12 noon on 6 October.

Tweets sent to @frenchbloke will be converted into Morse code for broadcast (watch a video of that happening here), and McLean also has a call out for audio to play on the station. He says: “I'm asking people nicely if they have any unheard or unreleased music that they would like broadcast to a forest where possibly nobody will hear it… anything at all, regardless of length will be broadcast to a radius of 10–15 miles in the Galloway Forest. There will be no archiving or streaming and not a hope of it turning up online (unless some madman brings a radio tape recorder to a forest). Any length from five seconds to half an hour will be gratefully received, transmitted and deleted.”

Those who want to listen in can park near the Murray Monument (map above) and tune in to 87.7FM. To contribute audio, contact Stuart LcLean via frenchbloke[at]gmail.com. More details here.

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