Radio Clyde

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Radio Clyde
Clyde 1 logo 2015.png
Clyde 2 logo 2015.png
City Glasgow
Broadcast area Glasgow and West Central Scotland
Slogan Clyde 1: Your Music, Your Life
Clyde 2: The Greatest Hits
Clyde 3: The Hits
Clyderocks: Best Rock and Sport for Glasgow and the West
Frequency Clyde 1: 97.0/102.3/102.5/103.3 MHz
Clyde 2: 1152 kHz
All services on DAB: 11C
First air date 31 December 1973
12 August 1988(Clyde FM/Radio Clyde split)
19 January 2015 (Clyde 3)
Format Clyde 1: Hot AC
Clyde 2: Adult contemporary and classics
Clyde 3: Contemporary hit radio
Clyde Rocks: Sport and Rock
Owner Bauer Radio
Webcast Yes
Website Clyde 1
Clyde 2
Clyde 3
Clyde Rocks

Radio Clyde is a group of four Independent Local Radio stations serving Glasgow and West Central Scotland. Radio Clyde is owned and operated by Bauer Radio, based at studios in Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire and forms part of Bauer's City network of local stations.


Radio Clyde began broadcasting as the first ILR station outside London at 10.30pm on Monday 31 December 1973 on 261 metres medium wave and 95.1 FM (later moving to 102.5 FM). The station's studios were originally located at the Anderston Centre complex within Glasgow city centre, but moved to its current site at Clydebank in 1983. The original slogan was Radio Clyde, 261, all together now.

Radio Clyde's output was split into two distinct services on Friday 12 August 1988 with the launch of a separate Clyde FM service carrying chart music at weekends. The split became permanent on Wednesday 3 January 1990 with the AM service carrying a classic hits format.

Radio Clyde was controlled by Scottish Radio Holdings (SRH) until 2005, when the company was acquired by Emap. It changed hands again in 2008 when Emap sold their consumer magazines and radio business units to current owner Bauer Media.[1]

Previous Radio Clyde logo

A third service was launched on Monday 19 January 2015 as Clyde 3, carrying a locally branded version of The Hits on DAB with opt-outs for local news, traffic and advertising.[2]

A fourth station Clyde Rocks was launched as a 30 day trial on Wednesday 20th April 2016.

Notable past presenters include Paul Coia, Ken Sykora, Richard Park, Tiger Tim Stevens, Mark Goodier, and Dougie Donnelly. BBC Breakfast anchor Bill Turnbull began his career in journalism at the station.[citation needed]


Radio Clyde forms one of Bauer's main radio production centres. As well as local programming for Glasgow and the West of Scotland - predominantly on Clyde 1 - the station also produces networked programming for the three City networks in Scotland and northern England.

The station's newsroom is also one of the largest in commercial radio, producing local and national bulletins as well as extensive sports coverage, including live football commentaries and a nightly phone-in under the Superscoreboard banner.

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  1. ^ "Emap sells magazines and radio divisions to Bauer for £1.14bn". Brand Republic. Retrieved 18 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Bauer City Network 3 launches on local DAB". Retrieved 2 June 2015. 

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