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 13.1% (June 2015, 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 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.[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 majority of programming - local and networked - is produced and broadcast from Radio Clyde's studios in Clydebank, however some networked output originates from sister stations Forth 1 in Edinburgh, Key 103 in Manchester and Metro Radio in Newcastle. The Vodafone Big Top 40 is produced by Global Radio at its Capital studios in London for broadcast on 145 commercial radio stations in the UK. The station also opts out of some networked output to broadcast additional local programming.

The station's main presenters include George Bowie (Bowie at Breakfast / The GB Experience), Diane-Knox Campbell and Grant Thomson (Home Run / Old Skool and Anthems).[3]

News and Sport[edit]

Clyde 1 broadcasts local news bulletins hourly from 6am to 7pm on weekdays (except 2pm), from 9am to 1pm on Saturdays and from 9am to 12pm on Sundays. Headlines are broadcast on the half hour during weekday breakfast and drivetime shows, alongside sport and traffic bulletins.

The Clydebank newsroom also produces bespoke national Scottish bulletins at weekends with Sky News Radio bulletins carried overnight.

Sports coverage airs under the Superscoreboard banner and includes live match commentaries during the season and an two-hour magazine show on weekday evenings.[4] Commentators and analysts include Hugh Keevins and Graham Spiers.

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