Iain Swanston

Iain Swanston presents Ultimate Gold bringing us the very best and biggest hits from the 50s to the 80s together with all your favourite features. It’s all here on your Radio Telstar.

The Breakfast Show with Piers

Join Piers from 7 am for Monday’s Breakfast Show. All your News, Weather, Traffic, Travel and Show Biz Gossip together with great music. It’s all here on your Radio Telstar.

Mike Marwick

Mike Marwick joins us on Sundays from just after the 10 am News and Weather. Mike brings us On The Weekend,, a terrific mix of tunes from Mike’s personal collection and it’s all here on your Radio Telstar.

Radio Telstar

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The Team here at Telstar are bringing Radio Telstar back to the people of Edinburgh, the Lothian’s, Fife, the Borders and surrounding areas online and early 2022 also on DAB digital radio when the new digital service launches in early 2022.

Keep an eye on the website and the Facebook page for all the up to date info.

Radio Telstar began life as a pirate radio station in 1974 broadcasting to Gracemount, Edinburgh on FM with just 1 watt of output power. It was however on 7 November 1977 when Telstar moved up to the next level broadcasting on Medium Wave to the people of Edinburgh, the Lothians, Fife and the Borders.

Within just a few months, Telstar had gained a large and loyal listenership and eventually Telstar increased it’s output power from 25 watts to 350 watts to further increase the coverage.

Telstar broadcast every weekend and on bank holiday’s on 222 metres Medium Wave, on FM and on Short Wave.

In 1984 the decision was taken to close Telstar in order to try to gain a broadcast licence and we now broadcast online and look forward to broadcasting on DAB early next year.

You can find much more information and pictures about arguably Edinburgh’s oldest commercial radio station at our Pirate Years Facebook group.