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Local Media Guide for those visiting the County of Cornwall

 
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  Magazines  
Cornish World - Cornish World is Cornwall's biggest and best magazine for lovers of Cornwall at home and abroad. Issued every other month.
Some issues include free CDs of Cornish music
 
     
  Newspapers  
  Cornish & Devon Post - weekly newspaper, published in Launceston. It was launched in 1856. There are four titles within the Cornish & Devon Post series, which cover the main towns of Launceston, Bude, Holsworthy and Camelford; the area covered is roughly northwest Devon and a larger area in northeast Cornwall. It is owned by the Tindle Newspaper Group.  
  Cornish Guardian - a weekly newspaper in Cornwall, which is part of the Cornwall & Devon Media group. It is published in 7 separate editions:
Bodmin edition
Lostwithiel and Fowey edition
Newquay edition (renamed in 2007 as the Newquay Guardian)
North Cornwall edition
South East Cornwall edition
St Austell edition (renamed in 2007 as the St Austell Guardian)
Wadebridge edition
 
  Western Morning News - a daily newspaper for Cornwall and parts of Devon.  
  West Briton - also known as the Truro & Mid Cornwall West Briton.  
     
  Radio  
Atlantic FM logo Atlantic FM is an independant radio station based in St Agnes on the north coast.
Broadcasting on 105.1 and 107.0 FM
Atlantic FM provides a 7-day local news service with regular bulletins between 0630 and 1830 daily.
Atlantic FM, 10 Wheal Kitty Workshops, St Agnes, TR5 0RD
Tel: (Studio) 01872 55 44 66, (Office & Sales) 01872 55 44 00, (Newsroom) 01872 55 34 00
Fax: 01872 55 42 44
Text the Studio: 07624 807 107
 
BBC Radio Cornwall for local news, weather and traffic - plus lots of good entertainment. Based in Truro.
Broadcasting on 103.9 FM in the west, 95.2 FM in the east and 96.0 FM on the Isles of Scilly
 
  Peninsula Radio is one of the Community radio services in Cornwall and it has been in operation since 2001. Based in Redruth
Tel: 01209 717989
Fax: 01209 717989
Email: info@peninsularadio.co.uk
 
RSAB is another of the Community radio services in Cornwall and it has been in operation since 2008. Based in St Austell, RSAB is Radio St Austell Bay
Broadcasting on 105.6 FM
Tel: 01726 65566
Studio Text: 07564 165 972
Email: info@rsab.org
 
Pirate FM is an Independent Radio station, also based in Redruth.
Broadcasting on 102.2 and 102.8 FM.
 
     
  Television  
  BBC 1 - Mostly national programs with a few local programs and local news from BBC South West  
  BBC 2 - few local programs - mainly the same programs as the rest of Britain.  
  Westcountry (ITV) - Run by Carlton (who are in the South & East of England). Local news and weather with a few local programs.  
  myCornwall.tv - was launched in 2009 to unite all things Cornish on the internet, using video and social media. (NB. The link to their website has been removed because they insist that no website links to them without their written approval.)  
Channel 5 is only available in a few areas of Cornwall.  
Sky is available if you have a receiving dish. Many touring caravans can now be seen sporting Satellite dishes. Most hotels and guest houses offer Sky stations on guest room televisions.  
Virgin Media has taken over Telewest. Digital TV and broadband internet services first became available in Devon and Cornwall from September 2002.
It is now available throughout the two counties. Their website has a facility for you to enter your postcode (or holiday destination postcode) to check the current availability.
 
Freesat (free-to-air digital satellite television) is a joint BBC & ITV venture serving the United Kingdom. First marketed in May 2006, Freesat offers a satellite alternative to the Freeview service on digital terrestrial television. It provides a generally similar selection of channels to those available on Freeview. There is no subscription and users only need to purchase the satellite dish and the receiver box.  
Freeview (also known as DTV Services) is a free-to-air service on the Digital Terrestrial Television platform in the UK. Freeview is jointly run by its five equal shareholders; BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Sky and, the transmitter operator, Arqiva. All that is required is a set-top digital box (or a digital television) and a suitable aerial. Most existing television aerials are suitable for Freeview.  
     
     
  Broadband Internet via super-fast optic fibre is starting to be available for the vast majority of Cornish businesses and residents by 2014 under an ambitious 132 million project announced on September 30th 2010 by BT and Cornwall Council with funding from BT and the European Regional Development Fund. See the Superfast Cornwall website for more details.  
   
     
 

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