Wave 102

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Broadcast area Dundee & Perth, Scotland
Slogan Just Great Songs
Frequency 102.0 and 106.6 FM
First air date August 30th 1999 (as Discovery 102)
Format Adult Contemporary
Owner New Wave Media
Website www.wave102.co.uk

Wave 102 is a radio station broadcasting to the cities of Dundee and Perth, Scotland.

The station broadcasts a mixed music format 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Wave 102 was founded as part of The Petros Radio Group which launched Discovery AM in 1994 and Radio Waves in 1995, then decided to go for the full scale local licence with the help of a consortium which also founded Kingdom FM in Fife with the assistance of IRG (The Independent Radio Group)

When the station launched it was called Discovery 102, since Dundee is known as the City of Discovery after the RRS Discovery, which is docked there. The brand name was changed to Wave 102 after The Discovery Channel stated that people would mistakenly associate the station with its network.

Dundee is also the city where game developer Rockstar North was founded. The developers' Scottish (and Dundonian) roots are shown in various in-jokes/tributes in the game Grand Theft Auto series. One such Dundee specific tribute is where one of the in-game radio stations in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City was named Wave 103.[1]

On 15 May 2008 New Wave Media became the new owners of Wave 102, which now sits alongside sister stations Original 106 in Aberdeen and Central FM in the Forth Valley.

On 26 October 2016 Ofcom approved an application from Wave 102 and Heartland FM to allow Wave 102 to take over the 106.6FM transmitter covering Perth. On Monday the 9th of January 2017 the station started to brand itself as 'Dundee and Perth's Wave 102'.

On 1 December 2016 three online-only stations were launched under the Wave 102 brand; Wave 102 Chart (playing non-stop hits), Wave 102 Country (24 hour current and classic country hits) and Wave 102 Gold (non-stop 60's, 70's and 80's hits). All are accessible from the station website and downloadable app.

Programming[edit]

Wave 102's range of adult orientated music is reflected in its playlist. The station plays chart hits appealing to a 35+ age range, and various classic hits. Programming is locally focused and includes relaxing and 'chill out' songs in the late evenings (Sunday to Thursday), party music on Friday and Saturday evenings and 'Upfront' on Sundays, which includes a slot promoting local music and a weekly gig guide. All programming is produced locally in their Dundee studios with no national or networked input.

Presenters include Paul Brownlee (also Programme Controller), Chris Duke, Alistair Smith, Leanne Blackwood, Chris Beattie, Dave Price, Paul Garty, Johnny Togneri, Stevie Kyle, Stuart Watt, Jordan McKay, Pete Maddison and Andy Malarky.

News and sport bulletins are presented on the hour (and half-hour at Breakfast and Drivetime) with a sports round up daily. Head of News is David Proctor with contributions also made by the news team at Original 106 in Aberdeen. National bulletins from Sky News Radio are carried overnight and in the evenings at weekends.

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Coordinates: 56°27′29″N 2°58′33″W / 56.4581°N 2.9757°W / 56.4581; -2.9757