West FM

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
West FM
West FM logo 2015.png
Broadcast area Ayrshire
Slogan All The Biggest Hits All Day Long
Frequency FM: 96.7, 97.5, 106.7 MHz
DAB: 11B
First air date 6 January 1997
Format Hot AC
Power 2.2 kW, 0.15 kW, 06. kW
Owner Bauer Radio
Sister stations West Sound (Ayrshire)
West Sound (Dumfries and Galloway)
Website planetradio.co.uk/west/

West FM is a local FM radio station for Ayrshire. The station broadcasts on 96.7, 97.5, 106.7 FM and on DAB Digital Radio, multiplex 11B. Based in Ayr with its 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 Bauer's City 1 network of stations. As of July 2017, West FM broadcasts from the studios of sister station Clyde 1 in Clydebank.

West FM logo used from 2000 to 2015.


Local programming is currently produced and broadcast from West FM's Ayr studios from 6am-10am and 3-7pm on weekdays, 2-6pm on Saturdays and 12-4pm on Sundays. The station's local presenters are Billy Kirkwood and Zoe Kelly (weekday breakfast), Alan Shaw (weekday drivetime) and Mike Richardson.[1]

West FM also airs networked programming from Clyde 1 in Clydebank, 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.

On Monday 10 July 2017, West FM moved all its studio output from Ayr to Clyde 1's Clydebank studios. The station retains its local breakfast and drive programming with news, sales and charitable staff based in Ayr.[2]

News and Sport[edit]

West 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.

Extended sports coverage airs under the Superscoreboard banner on Saturday afternoons.

See also[edit]


External links[edit]

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