West FM

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West FM
West FM logo 2015.png
CityClydebank
Broadcast areaAyrshire
BrandingYOUR West FM
SloganThe Biggest Hits, The Biggest Throwbacks
FrequencyFM: 96.7, 97.5, 106.7 MHz
DAB: 11B
RDS: WESTFM
First air date6 January 1997
FormatCHR/Pop
OwnerBauer Radio
Sister stationsWest Sound (Ayrshire)
West Sound (Dumfries and Galloway)
WebsiteWest FM

West FM is an Independent Local radio station broadcasting to Ayrshire, Scotland. The station broadcasts on 96.7, 97.5, 106.7 FM and on DAB Digital Radio, multiplex 11B. The station broadcasts from studios in Clydebank - co-located with sister station Clyde 1 - via transmitters in Darvel, East Ayrshire (96.7 and DAB), Girvan, South Ayrshire (97.5) and Toward Point, Argyll and Bute (106.7). The station is owned & operated by Bauer Radio and forms part of the Hits Radio network.

West FM logo used from 2000 to 2015.

Programming[edit]

Local programming is currently produced and broadcast from West FM's studios in Clydebank from 6am-10am on weekdays, 2-6pm on Saturdays and 12-4pm on Sundays. The station's local presenters are Billy Kirkwood (weekday breakfast), Mike Richardson (Saturday afternoons) and Jonny Campbell (Sunday afternoons).[1]

At all other times, West FM airs networked programming from Clyde 1 in Clydebank, Forth 1 in Edinburgh and Hits Radio in Manchester.

On Monday 10 July 2017, West FM ceased broadcasting from Ayr and moved its studio output to Clyde 1's Clydebank studios. The station retains its local breakfast, albeit presented from Clydebank, with news, sales and charity staff based in Prestwick.[2]

News and Sport[edit]

West FM broadcasts local news bulletins hourly. 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.

Extended sports coverage airs under the Gossip and Goals banner on Saturday afternoons.

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Coordinates: 55°14′37″N 4°51′19″W / 55.243717°N 4.855249°W / 55.243717; -4.855249