Published: 22 Jul 2009 17:144 comments

A COMMUNITY radio station will hit the airwaves next Tuesday in preparation for its official launch.

As Barrhead based PULSE 98.4FM gets ready to go live in August it will undergo a number of tests to iron out any teething problems.

The station is being set up exclusively for the East Renfrewshire community and will work closely with all schools in the area.

The studio is based in Aurs Road, next to Barrhead High, and PULSE volunteer Elliot Mcllreavie said it will be an excellent opportunity for Barrhead youngsters interested in a radio career.

The 21-year-old said: "We are looking to do workshops with the school pupils and even get some of the kids on air.

"But the station is for the whole community and anybody with a big interest who wants to be involved in radio will be welcomed.

"Hopefully PULSE will bring people together and give them even more knowledge of the area.

"We are launching on my birthday which is a bonus but for us just now it is a case of getting people on board and getting things like advertising and sponsorship all sorted.

"We already have a mother and toddlers group who are going to use our premises to hold their meetings and also do some stuff on air.

"We are solely for the community we are here for everybody in East Renfrewshire."

Initially, PULSE will run from 7am to 10pm but once it is up and running the producers will be able to put on shows 24/7.

Hardworking volunteers at PULSE have been working 10 hour days in preparation for the official launch.

The station will use a Synergy system and already boasts a record collection of over 8,000 records.

The dedicated group at PULSE are all volunteers who are that committed they don't even claim for expenses and even cut the grass outside the studio.

Pulse Secretary Paul Mulholland praised all the volunteers for their hard work and in particular Elliot.

He said: "The volunteers have been a big help and right now Elliot is PULSE FM.

"He is the one here every day making sure everything is getting done, he has a good head on his shoulders for a young man."

If you want to get involved with Pulse FM contact 0141 880 8256.

Listen out next Tuesday, July 28, on 98.4FM as the station hit the airwaves for a test run.

Jump to first paragraph.

Get more stories from our Barrhead section

4 Apr 2014 09:00

Resident shaken after vandals hit

POLICE have appealed for information following criminal damage to a door of a Barrhead flat.


2 Apr 2014 11:00

Deliberate blazes putting lives at risk

YOU’RE putting lives at risk–Barrhead’s fire chiefs have delivered this damning message to firebugs.


2 Apr 2014 09:00

Police op hits rogue traders

POLICE in Barrhead are set to participate in a nationwide initiative, cracking down on rogue traders.


16 Jan 2014 13:00

Ice work by talented young skater Chloe

A TALENTED Barrhead ice skater struck gold in her first competitive event.


15 Jan 2014 11:00

Season of fun for Bookbug lovers

Another busy year of Bookbug fun was rounded off with a special final session.


15 Jan 2014 10:00

Final nail in the coffin for Barrhead factory

ONE of Barrhead’s oldest businesses will be stripped of its assets and closed for good, the Barrhead News can exclusively reveal.


15 Jan 2014 09:00

Radio duo will be the voices of reason

TWO new voices are ringing out across Barrhead’s airwaves and the daring duo hope to solve some of the problems faced by listeners.


8 Jan 2014 13:00

Trio pledge to support town’s small businesses

SMALL businesses must be protected in Barrhead — that’s the message this week from three of the town’s biggest representatives.


8 Jan 2014 11:00

Appeal to make Jack’s charity single a UK chart success hit

A TOUCHING musical tribute to a tragic Renfrew schoolboy has come up against some of the biggest artists in the UK charts.


7 Jan 2014 13:30

Grandmother beats the odds to pick up MBE

A BARRHEAD grandmother is to be honoured by the Queen — 19 years after she was given five years to live.


7 Jan 2014 13:11

Dedicated staff rewarded

At a special award ceremony in December, the hard work and dedication of around 50 home support workers, homecare supervisors, social care workers, social workers, managers and administration support was recognised.


7 Jan 2014 12:30

Volunteer award for council employee

AN East Renfrewshire Council employee kept motivating all her colleagues to put their best foot forward when it came to keeping fit — and she won an award for her efforts.


7 Jan 2014 09:00

Pupils spread Christmas cheer

ST LUKE’S high school pupils have been spreading Christmas cheer in Barrhead Main Street with carol singing and charity collections.


3 Jan 2014 17:00

Pupils spread Christmas cheer

ST LUKE’S high school pupils have been spreading Christmas cheer in Barrhead Main Street with carol singing and charity collections.


3 Jan 2014 13:00

Help is at hand to tackle debt problems

PEOPLE across East Renfrewshire are being urged to avoid debt misery this New Year by considering their local credit union if they need to borrow money.


3 Jan 2014 11:00

Pupils pledge to help community in 2014

PUPILS at Barrhead High School have one thing in common — a New Year’s resolution to do more in the community.


3 Jan 2014 09:30

Register kids for school

PARENTS of children due to start primary school in Barrhead next August are being urged asked to register them now.


31 Dec 2013 11:00

Winning artwork will light up the festival

ART departments in Barrhead schools and across East Renfrewshire have been working hard on their artwork for the Electric Glen projection competition.


30 Dec 2013 15:00

Drink drivers will face tough consequences

DRIVERS in East Renfrewshire are being reminded of the tough legal and personal consequences of drink driving this Christmas as the Scottish Government, Road Safety Scotland (part of Transport Scotland), Police Scotland and their road safety partners launched the 2013 Festive Drink Drive campaign.


30 Dec 2013 13:00

Serving up Christmas cheer at church fayre

TALENTED Barrhead residents have managed to raise more than £1,000 by selling hand made goods at a Christmas Fayre.