SIBC is an independent local commercial radio station owned by the Shetland Islands Broadcasting Company Limited, covering Shetland and beyond. SIBC generates its own programming and local news 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including Christmas and New Year.
The company was registered on 23 September 1985 and the station came on air on 26 November 1987. The Ofcom licence number is AL101215.
Shetland is an area where the gross regional product and disposable income are relatively high due to the main industries of oil support, engineering support, fishing and aquaculture. Home ownership and multi vehicle ownership are high, unemployment is very low and employment is high. The population is rising with births above average. The area is attractive to incoming workers.