Tay FM

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Tay FM
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City of license Dundee, Perth
Broadcast area Tayside, Fife
Slogan Your Music, Your Life
Frequency 102.8 MHz (Dundee), 96.4 MHz (Perth), DAB, Online
First air date 9 January 1995
Format Hot AC
Audience share 19% (May 2014, [1])
Owner Bauer Radio
Website www.tayfm.co.uk

Tay FM is an Independent Local Radio station commercial local radio station serving Dundee, Perth and the general Tayside area in Scotland. The station is owned & operated by Bauer Radio and forms part of Bauer's Place Network of stations. Tay FM's playlist consists of current chart music and classic hits from the last 20 years.

History[edit]

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 FM and Tay AM. Both stations now also broadcast on DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting – i.e. Digital Radio) and over the internet via their respective websites.

Tay FM broadcasts on a main transmitter in Angus on 102.8 MHz, with relays on 96.4Mhz in Perth and on the same frequency at the Tay Bridge, It is the more contemporary of the two stations.

Presenters[edit]

The majority of the station's networked programming is broadcast from the studios of Clyde 1 in Glasgow with Boogie's Big Saturday, Scotland's Hot 20 and Saturday Night with Krystle broadcast from Forth One in Edinburgh.

News and Sport[edit]

Tay FM 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 aired during breakfast, lunchtime and drivetime shows.

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Coordinates: 56°28′24″N 2°58′16″W / 56.47333°N 2.97111°W / 56.47333; -2.97111