Radio Borders

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Radio Borders
Radio Borders logo 2015.png
Broadcast areaBorder region and north Northumberland
BrandingYOUR Radio Borders
NetworkHits Radio
First air date
22 January 1990 (1990-01-22)
WebcastPlanet Radio Edit this at Wikidata

Radio Borders is an Independent local radio station owned and operated by Bauer as part of the Hits Radio Network. It broadcasts to the Scottish Borders and north Northumberland.[1]

The station is owned & operated by Bauer Radio and forms part of Bauer's Hits Radio network of local FM stations, although the music played by Radio Borders (together with MFR in Inverness and CFM in Carlisle) differs slightly to the rest of the Hits Radio network.

Radio Borders regularly broadcasts local news, weather, and traffic information as well as sports coverage at weekends.

Radio Borders logo used from 1998 to 2015.


Local programming is produced and broadcast from Radio Borders' Tweedbank studios from 6am-4pm on weekdays, 6-9am on Saturdays.

Radio Borders also airs networked programming from Clyde 1 in Clydebank, Forth 1 in Edinburgh and Hits Radio in Manchester.

The station's local presenters are Gregor Runciman and Lynsey Gibson (Weekday breakfast), Ruairidh Tait (Weekday mornings), Keith Clarkson (Afternoons).[2]

News and sport[edit]

Radio Borders broadcasts local news bulletins hourly from 6am to 7pm on weekdays and from 7am to 1pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Headlines are broadcast on the half-hour during weekday breakfast and drivetime shows, including sports reports. Traffic bulletins are presenter led and broadcast at 20 and 40 minutes past the hour between 6am and 9am as well as between 4pm and 7pm.

Local news bulletins are produced in conjunction with Radio Forth's newsroom in Edinburgh and Metro Radio's newsroom in Newcastle.

National bulletins from Sky News Radio are carried overnight with bespoke networked Scottish bulletins at weekends, produced from Radio Clyde's newsroom in Clydebank.

Extended sports coverage, including live rugby union commentary, airs under the Superscoreboard banner on Saturday afternoons.

From 17 October 2020, the Superscoreboard will come to an end and replaced with a networked sports show called The Big Saturday Football Show hosted by Steven Mill and Ewen Cameron.


  1. ^ Franklin, Bob (2006). Local Journalism and Local Media: Making the Local News. Routledge.
  2. ^ Radio Borders – Presenters

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