West FM

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West FM
West FM logo 2015.png
Broadcast areaAyrshire
SloganAll The Biggest Hits
FrequencyFM: 96.7, 97.5, 106.7 MHz
DAB: 11B
First air date6 January 1997
FormatContemporary hits
Power2.2 kW, 0.15 kW, 06. kW
OwnerBauer Radio
Sister stationsWest Sound (Ayrshire)
West Sound (Dumfries and Galloway)
Websiteplanetradio.co.uk/west/

West FM is a local FM radio station for Ayrshire in the UK. 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 and 3-7pm on weekdays, 2-6pm on Saturdays and 12-4pm on Sundays. The station's local presenters are Billy Kirkwood (weekday breakfast), Alan Shaw (weekday drivetime), Mike Richardson (Saturday afternoons) and Jonny Campbell (Sunday afternoons).[1]

West FM also 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 and drive programming, albeit presented from Clydebank, with news, sales and charity 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 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