Radio Borders

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Radio Borders
Radio Borders logo 2015.png
Broadcast area Scottish Borders and North Northumberland
Slogan Your Music, Your Life
Frequency FM: 96.8, 102.3, 103.1, 103.4 MHz
First air date 22 January 1990
Format Contemporary
Audience share 34.1% (December 2013, RAJAR)
Owner Bauer Radio
Webcast Radio Borders

Radio Borders is a radio station broadcasting to the Scottish Borders and North Northumberland[1] from studios in Tweedbank, just outside Galashiels. The station is owned & operated by Bauer Radio and forms part of Bauer's City 1 network of local FM stations.

Radio Borders regularly broadcasts local news, weather, and traffic information as well as sports coverage at weekends and a youth programme on Sunday lunchtime. 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.

Alongside local output originating from its Tweedbank studios, Radio Borders also airs networked programming from sister stations Clyde 1 in Glasgow, Forth 1 in Edinburgh, Key 103 in Manchester and Metro Radio in Newcastle.

Radio Borders logo used from 1998 to 2015.


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News coverage[edit]

Comprehensive news bulletins are broadcast hourly throughout the day with additional local reports at 7.30am, 8.30am and 5.30pm. Local bulletins are produced in conjunction with Radio Forth's news team in Edinburgh and Bauer's national Scottish newsroom at Radio Clyde in Glasgow.


  1. ^ Franklin, Bob (2006). Local Journalism and Local Media: Making the Local News. Routledge. 

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