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|Broadcast area||Scottish Borders and North Northumberland|
|Slogan||All the biggest hits - All day long|
|Frequency||FM: 96.8, 102.3, 103.1, 103.4 MHz|
|First air date||22 January 1990|
|Audience share||34.1% (December 2013, RAJAR)|
Radio Borders is a radio station broadcasting to the Scottish Borders and North Northumberland from studios in Tweedbank, just outside Galashiels. The station can be heard across much of the Scottish Borders and North Northumberland and can be heard as far north as Gorebridge in Midlothian and as far south as Langholm and Canonbie in Dumfries & Galloway.The station is owned & operated by Bauer Radio and forms part of Bauer's City 1 network of local FM stations, although the music played by Radio Borders (together with Moray Firth Radio in Inverness and CFM Radio in Carlisle) differs slightly to the rest of the City 1 network.
Radio Borders regularly broadcasts local news, weather, and traffic information as well as sports coverage at weekends. Its music format consists mostly of music from the charts of today with the occasional older song from as far back as the 1980s. The station holds some of the highest listening figures (linked to the population) amongst all UK local radio stations.
Local programming is produced and broadcast from Radio Borders' Tweedbank studios from 6am-2pm and 3-7pm on weekdays, 2-6pm on Saturdays and 12-4pm on Sundays.
Radio Borders also airs networked programming from Clyde 1 in Clydebank, 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's local presenters are Keith Clarkson (Weekday Breakfast), Ruairidh Tait (Mid-Morning & Sunday Afternoon) and Iain Waugh (Home Run).
News and sport
Radio Borders broadcasts local news bulletins hourly from 6am to 7pm on weekdays, 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, traffic and business bulletins. Local bulletins are produced in conjunction with Radio Forth's newsroom in Edinburgh and Metro Radio's newsroom in Newcastle.
Extended sports coverage, including live rugby union commentary, airs under the Superscoreboard banner on Saturday afternoons.
- Franklin, Bob (2006). Local Journalism and Local Media: Making the Local News. Routledge.
- Radio Borders - DJs