Aberdeenshire councillors have been urged to send all the right signals by backing a £5,000 boost for a community radio station.
Mearns Community Radio, or Mearns FM, was established in Stonehaven more than 11 years ago to help provide up to date information on events, traffic and more in the local area.
Over the years the service has expanded across the Mearns, and can call upon more than 30 volunteers.
And now, councillors on the Kincardine and Mearns area committee are being recommended to approve an application by the radio station for a grant of £5,049.
The cash will be used to purchase three replacement transmitters for Stonehaven, Inverbervie and Laurencekirk, as well as a new transmitter for Portlethen.
The latter’s new transmitter would improve local coverage and reception, as well as enable the town to have its own station, independent of the Mearns FM station.
If all goes as planned, individuals and groups in Portlethen will be able to volunteer and take part in their own shows.
Discussions have also taken place with Portlethen Academy, for a weekday lunchtime show live from the school.
A decision on the funding will be made next week.