Tay FM

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Tay FM
Tay FM logo 2015.png
City of license Dundee, Perth
Broadcast area Tayside, Fife
Slogan Your Music, Your Life
Frequency FM:
102.8 MHz (Dundee)
96.4 MHz (Perth)
DAB: 11B
First air date 9 January 1995
Format Hot AC
Audience share 18.6% (December 2013, RAJAR)
Owner Bauer Radio
Sister stations Tay 2
Tay 3
Webcast Tay FM
Website www.tayfm.co.uk

Tay FM is an Independent Local Radio station commercial local radio station serving Dundee, Perth and the general Tayside area in Scotland. The station is owned & operated by Bauer Radio and forms part of the Bauer City 1 network. Tay FM's playlist consists of current chart music and classic hits from the last 20 years.

History[edit]

Tay FM logo used from 2010 to 2015.

Radio Tay commenced broadcasting on 17 October 1980 in Dundee and 14 November 1980 in Perth from the studios it still broadcasts from today at 6 North Isla Street in Dundee, near the city's Tannadice & Dens Park football stadia. The original schedule only broadcast from 6am-8pm daily.

On 9 January 1995 the station split its services/frequencies to become Tay FM and Tay AM. Both stations now also broadcast on DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting – i.e. Digital Radio) and over the internet via their respective websites.

Tay FM broadcasts on a main transmitter in Angus on 102.8 MHz, with relays on 96.4 MHz in Perth and on the same frequency at the Tay Bridge, It is the more contemporary of the two stations.

Programming[edit]

Local programming is produced and broadcast from Radio Tay's Dundee studios from 6am-2pm and 3-7pm on weekdays, 2-6pm on Saturdays and 12-4pm on Sundays.

Tay FM also airs networked programming from 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 include Stuart Webster and Erin Linton (Webster and Erin at Breakfast), Lynne Hoggan and John Milne (Home Run).[1]

News[edit]

Tay FM broadcasts local news bulletins hourly from 6am to 7pm on weekdays (except 2pm), 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 and traffic bulletins.

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

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Coordinates: 56°28′24″N 2°58′16″W / 56.47333°N 2.97111°W / 56.47333; -2.97111