Northsound 2

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Northsound 2
Northsound 2 logo 2015.png
City of license Aberdeen
Broadcast area North East Scotland
Slogan The Greatest Hits for North East Scotland
Frequency MW: 1035 kHz
DAB: 11C
First air date 27 July 1981
Format Oldies
Audience share 3.5% (December 2013, RAJAR)
Owner Bauer Radio
Sister stations Northsound 1
Webcast Radioplayer

Northsound 2 is a commercial local radio station serving Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire on 1035 kHz on the medium wave band, online and on digital. Owned and operated by Bauer Radio, Northsound 2 forms part of Bauer's City 2 network of AM stations in Scotland and northern England, carrying networked programming 24 hours a day alongside local news & information and live football commentaries.


Northsound 2 logo used from 2003 to 2015.

Northsound Radio commenced broadcasting at 6am on 27 July 1981 from converted studios in an old schoolhouse on Kings Gate, near Anderson Drive in Aberdeen. The station first broadcast from 6am-8pm each day. In 1995, the station split its services to become Northsound 1 and Northsound 2. Both stations now also broadcast online, on smartphone applications and DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting – i.e. Digital Radio). Northsound 2 is broadcast on 1035MW.

On 3 June 2013, station owners Bauer Radio announced Northsound 2 would axe its remaining local programming with the weekday breakfast show, then presented by John McRuvie, replaced with a networked show hosted by Robin Galloway from Monday 1 July 2013 across Bauer's network of AM stations in Scotland.[1] The station became part of the Bauer City 2 network upon its launch on Monday 5 January 2015.

Local news & traffic bulletins are retained. The station also opts-out for live Aberdeen F.C. match commentaries on Saturday afternoons as part of the network's weekly sports programme Game On.

Notable presenters[edit]

Networked and syndicated presenters broadcasting on Northsound 2 include Tony Blackburn, John Leslie and Arlene Stuart.

Northsound News[edit]

A team of three broadcast journalists are based in Aberdeen. Local bulletins are aired on the hour every day during the day, with morning bulletins produced and broadcast from Aberdeen. Outside breakfast, bulletins are broadcast from a national newsroom at Radio Clyde in Clydebank and produced in conjunction with Northsound's news team in Aberdeen. A late night bulletin is broadcast every night from Sky News Radio. At peak times supplementary news headlines are broadcast.

Dedicated sports bulletins are broadcast three times a day from Aberdeen, alongside reports within the hourly news bulletins. Traffic and travel bulletins are broadcast during peak travel times. Other bulletins include a nightly early evening business round-up on weeknights, and a weekday evening programme for North-East's oil & gas and renewables sectors.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Galloway goes national at Bauer Scotland, Radio Today, 3 June 2013

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