Scottish Radio Holdings
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SRH had its origins in the 1970s when Glasgow was awarded the third license for a commercial station in the UK. As a result in 1973 Radio Clyde began broadcasting. Unlike the two existing commercial stations (both in London), Radio Clyde was an immediate success. This was helped in part by strong financial backers that included Sean Connery and Jackie Stewart.
SRH was acquired by rival media group Emap on 21 June 2005. The group's newspaper interests were sold off as were the firm's radio operations in Ireland. SRH's UK radio operations were integrated into those of Emap with the two SRH-owned Vibe FM stations becoming Kiss 101 and Kiss 105-108. The group's FM stations in Scotland formed a local version of the Big City Network which Emap were already operating in England. Emap also took on SRH's AM stations in Scotland, Wave 105 on England's south coast, and two stations in Northern Ireland from SRH.