|City of license||Dundee, Perth|
|Slogan||The Greatest Hits for Tayside and Fife|
1161 kHz (Dundee)
1584 kHz (Perth)
|First air date||9 January 1995|
|Format||Adult contemporary and classics|
|Audience share||12.0% (December 2013, RAJAR)|
|Sister stations||Tay FM
Tay 2 is an Independent Local Radio station commercial local radio station serving Dundee, Perth and the general Tayside area in Scotland. The station provides adult contemporary music and classic hits, with chat, competitions, local, national and international news and sport including local weather.
Radio Tay commenced broadcasting on 17 October 1980 in Dundee and 14 November 1980 in Perth from the studios it still broadcasts from today at 6 North Isla Street in Dundee, near the city's Tannadice & Dens Park football stadia. The original schedule only broadcast from 6am-8pm daily.
On 9 January 1995 the station split its services/frequencies to become Tay AM and Tay FM. Both stations now also broadcast on DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting – i.e. Digital Radio) and over the internet via their respective websites.
Tay 2 broadcasts on 1161 AM in Dundee and 1584 AM in Perth, and is more golden oldie than its sister station Tay FM, playing more classic hits from the past few decades, along with some of the more easy listening of modern day offerings.
Former presenters include Mark Goodier, Graham Stuart, Gerry Quinn, Kenny Page, Sheena Wellington, Ian Duncan, Dave Bussey, Norma Gamble, Pat Kelly, Scott Davie, Pete Maddison, Pete Smith, Carl Greenwood, Grant Reid, Dave Price and Alistair Smith.
A new programming schedule was launched on 15 June 2009 which introduced some networked programming across Bauer's AM network. Tay AM retained its locally-produced and presented breakfast and specialist evening shows (Tay AM was the only station to opt out of the network in the evenings, so they could continue to broadcast their heritage specialist shows), some weekend output, and Ally Ballingall's weekday mid-morning show, which was broadcast across Scotland from Radio Tay's Dundee studios. Outwith these times, programming was simulcast from other stations in the Scottish AM network.
On 3 June 2013, station owners Bauer Radio announced Tay AM would axe its remaining local programming with the weekday breakfast show replaced with a networked show hosted by Robin Galloway from Monday 1 July 2013 across Bauer's network of AM stations in Scotland. Local news & traffic bulletins are retained with some networked programming broadcast from Tay AM's Dundee studios - other programming is broadcast from studios in Clydebank and Aberdeen. Tay AM also broadcasts live and local football commentaries on Saturday afternoons as part of the network's sports programme Game On!.
On 5 January 2015, Tay AM was renamed Tay 2 and became part of the Bauer City 2 network in Scotland and northern England.
The majority of Tay 2's programming is broadcast among all Bauer City 2 stations, although there are separate Scottish shows at peak times, including weekday breakfast and drive time. On Saturday afternoon, the station opts-out throughout the football season for live match commentaries, predominantly on Scottish Premiership games.
News and Sport
Tay 2 employs a team of four broadcast journalists.
News bulletins are broadcast on the hour every weekday between 6am-7pm and 10pm-2am with supplementary headlines on the half hour during Breakfast and Drivetime shows. On Saturdays, bulletins are broadcast every hour between 6am-6pm and 10pm-2am. On Sundays, bulletins are broadcast every hour between 6am-2pm and 10pm-2am with further bulletins at 4pm and 7pm.
Sports bulletins are broadcast during breakfast, lunchtime and drivetime shows.
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