|City||Dundee and Perth|
|Broadcast area||Tayside and Fife|
|Slogan||The Biggest Hits|
102.8 MHz (Dundee)
96.4 MHz (Perth)
|First air date||9 January 1995|
Tay FM is a commercial Independent Local Radio station serving Dundee, Perth and the general Tayside area in Scotland. The station is owned and operated by Bauer Radio and forms part of the Hits Radio Network. Tay FM's playlist consists of current chart music and classic hits from the last 20 years.
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.
Local programming is produced and broadcast from Radio Tay's Dundee studios from 6am-10am and 3-7pm on weekdays, 2-6pm on Saturdays and 12-4pm on Sundays.
Tay FM also airs networked programming from Clyde 1 in Clydebank, Forth 1 in Edinburgh and Hits Radio in Manchester. 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 are Stuart Webster and Claire Kinnaird (Wake Up With Webster), Gregor Runciman (Home Run), John Milne (Saturday afternoons) and Lynsey Gibson (Sunday afternoons).
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.