Clyde 1

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Clyde 1
Clyde 1 logo 2015.png
City of license Glasgow
Broadcast area Glasgow and West Central Scotland
Slogan Your Music, Your Life
Frequency FM: 97.0, 102.3, 102.5, 103.3 MHz
DAB: 11C
First air date 31 December 1973
Format Contemporary hits
Audience share 10.8% (June 2014, RAJAR)
Power 0.05 kW, 0.3kW, 15kW, 0.05 kW
Owner Bauer Radio
Sister stations Clyde 2
Clyde 3

Clyde 1 is a Scottish independent local radio station serving Glasgow and West Central Scotland. The station, operated by Radio Clyde (part of Bauer Radio), broadcasts on 102.5 FM with relays covering Rothesay on 102.3 FM, the Firth of Clyde on 103.3 FM and the Vale of Leven on 97 FM, as well as on DAB and online. Clyde 1 forms part of Bauer's City 1 network of stations.


For the station's history prior to taking its current form, see Radio Clyde.
Clyde 1 logo used from 2011 to 2015.

Clyde 1 was born out of the compulsory transmission splitting enforced by the UK regulators in the 1990s, developing the FM frequency into Radio Clyde into a Top-40 format radio station.

The development of live-streaming and digital radio led to a widening of the station's potential audience through carriage on the station's website [1] and Bauer Radio's DAB multiplex in Glasgow.

The station's Freeview carriage came as a consequence of the closure of stable-mate 3C by the station's then-owners, and resulted in UK-wide coverage.

On 31 December 2013, Radio Clyde celebrated its 40th anniversary, and Clyde 1 marked this occasion with a special show featuring George Bowie and station veteran Tiger Tim Stevens MBE.[1]


Every year Clyde 1 holds an event which they call Clyde 1 Live at the SECC in Glasgow. The event includes some of the many artists which are broadcast on the station, past events have featured Calvin Harris, Labrinth, Jessie J, Olly Murs, The Sugababes, Amelia Lily, Pixie Lott, Mcfly, Lawson, Cover Drive, Matt Cardle, Gary Barlow,[2] John Newman, The Vamps and also Dappy.


The station broadcasts contemporary music as well as live coverage of Glasgow's football teams and broad coverage of other sport. Particular emphasis is paid to football coverage with the SuperScoreboard phone-in airing weekdays, and live coverage at weekends.

In addition to locally produced programming, the station broadcasts a number of programmes produced by sister stations in the Bauer City 1 network, namely, The Big Saturday Show and Scotland's Hot 20 which are broadcast from sister station Forth 1 in Edinburgh; and the weekday shows Old Skool & Anthems with Neil Bentley[3] and In:Demand programmes which are broadcast from sister station Key 103 in Manchester.[4] Additionally, Friday nights originate from Metro Radio in Newcastle and the Sunday afternoon chart show, The Vodafone Big Top 40, is produced by Global Radio and broadcast from Global's Leicester Square studios in London.

Clyde 1 also produces and broadcasts network programming for other Bauer Place FM radio stations in Scotland.


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Coordinates: 55°54′14″N 4°24′28″W / 55.9040°N 4.4077°W / 55.9040; -4.4077