About Radio Alba

Radio Alba is a Christian internet radio station and is sponsored by Glasgow Churches Together, by the music committee of the Archdiocese of Glasgow, and by ACTS.

We gladly welcome contributions and are particularly keen on promoting material from schools as we continue to develop our service to the community. We have already celebrated five years of providing a range of Christian content – Morning Prayers, School Morning Prayers, Evening and Night Prayers, prayers for those who mourn, prayers for peace, and a steady flow of news from such as the Scottish Catholic Observer, Life and Work, Sciaf, Open House, Flourish, Mary’s Meals, Vocation Justice, Justice and Peace Scotland, the Comboni Mission magazine, the Focolari, The Little Sisters of the Poor, ‘The Light of the North,’ ‘Africa’ Magazine, Medicines sens Frontieres, the Sailor’s Society and many others . . .

bolt_iconThere are various ways to listen to Radio Alba. You can listen on your PC simply click the “Play Radio Alba” in the left hand menu and click on the button to listen.

You can also listen on your iPad, iPhone or other smart phones with a web browser. Simply enter www.radioalba.org domain into your smartphone or iPads browser.

When the website appears simply click on the “Play Radio Alba” link and click on the play to start playing.

There are a number of applications you can download to play Internet radio from Google store or the  Apple Apps store. Simply go to the appropriate store and search for Internet Radio Players.

Weeks Schedule

Schedule for 01 Dec 2019.

Morning Prayers ((for Advent by the Rev Ruth Harvey of the Church of Scotland, then by Hugh Kelly of the Roman Catholic Church, and then by the Rev Chris Foxon of the Methodist Church),
school prayers ( this week A Morning Prayer for Advent with children of Our Lady of the Rosary Primary and Magdalen MacInnes)
Advent Evening and Night Prayers), bible commentaries and news both in the morning and the evening.
Special items this week can be found daily at 7.20 (and hourly till noon) as ‘Canon Bob Hill comments on the Gospel for the 2nd Sunday of Advent and we hear a short introduction to the daily readings from the Lectionary. Then at 7.25 (and hourly) an Advent reflection ‘why me?’ by the Rev Liz Adam. At 7.30: (and hourly) In our magazine Fr Denis McBride introduces us to the start of St Matthew’s Gospel; then we hear ‘at home in the parish’ – an article by Chris McDonnell in the Catholic Times; & finally Fay Docherty gives us Tamara Horsburgh’s developing thoughts on the character of St Therese – from the Glasgow Catholic Worker
The Lunchtime Hour (12.00) includes news, prayer with the Bereaved, a program on Entry Songs for Advent and Christmas – with the Gospel Verse of the Epiphany, and finally some psalms for Advent, Christmas and the Epiphany.
The archive then lasts until 6.00 when we repeat the Lunchtime Hour.
The Evening Hour at 8.00 (repeated at 9.00 and 10.00) brings us Vespers, Magazine and Compline.
Morning Prayer: 07:00 – 12:00

Morning Prayer: 07:00 – 12:00

The morning hour at 7.00 o’clock is repeated every 60 minutes until 12 noon.

7.00: Morning Prayers

7.15: Morning Prayer for the Young

7.20: Canon Bob Hill looks at next Sunday’s Gospel

7.24: introduction to the daily readings from the Lectionary

7.25: the Rev Liz Adam reflects ‘Why Me’

7.30:  Magazine :  introducing St Matthew’s Gospel;  ‘At home in the parish’ and ‘St Therese’.

7.20 (and hourly till noon) as Canon Bob Hill reflects on the prophecies by Jesus in next week’s Gospel passage from Luke 21 and we can hear a short introduction to the daily readings from the Lectionary.

Then  at 7.24 (and hourly) ‘Today’s Devotion’ written by Rev Dr David Pickering, Moderator of the National Synod of Scotland, and member of Rutherglen United Reformed Church is read by James Wately

7.30: (and hourly) In our Magazine Denis McBride continues with Mark’s Gospel and the ‘tradition’ – the ‘handing on’- the Gospel is always only a generation away from extinction because it has to be handed on – and it was always thus; and Michael Martin reads  from  Pope Francis on the Caring for Refugees from the Scottish Catholic Observer

Lunch half hour: 12:00 – 12:30

12.00:  News from the Scottish Catholic Observer

12.15:   Praying with the Bereaved

12.30:   Introits for Advent and Christmastide

12.45:   some Psalms for Advent and Christmas


1.00 – 6.00 p.m. and 7.00 – 8.00

6.00 p.m.: a repeat of the lunchtime hour

Evening Hour 20:00 – 20:50 

The evening hour at 20.00 is repeated at 21.00 and 22.00

8.00:  Vespers

8.20:  Magazine

8.50:  Compline

Night Prayers 20:50 – 22:00

20.50:  Night Prayers

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Canon Hill Reflection

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Schools Morning Prayer

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