West FM

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West FM
West FM logo 2015.png
Broadcast area Ayrshire
Slogan Your Music, Your Life
Frequency FM: 96.7, 97.5, 106.7 MHz
DAB: 11B
First air date 6 January 1997
Format Hot AC
Audience share 26.0% (September 2013, RAJAR)
Power 2.2 kW, 0.15 kW, 06. kW
Owner Bauer Radio
Sister stations West Sound (Ayrshire)
West Sound (Dumfries and Galloway)
Website www.westfm.co.uk

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.

West FM logo used from 2000 to 2015.

Programming[edit]

Local programming is produced and broadcast from West FM's Ayr studios from 6am-2pm and 3-7pm on weekdays, 2-6pm on Saturdays and 12-4pm on Sundays.

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.

Local Programming[edit]

The station's local presenters are: Zoe Kelly, Michael Smith, Alan Shaw, Billy Reid and Mike Richardson.[1]

Weekday[edit]

Time Show Name Presenter (s)
6am - 10am The West FM Breakfast Show Awaiting new presenter(s)
10am - 2pm The West FM Workday Fraser Thomson
3pm - 7pm The West FM Home Run Alan Shaw

Weekend[edit]

Day Time Presenter (s)
Saturday 2pm - 6pm Mike Richardson
Sunday 12noon - 4pm Zoe Kelly

Fill In Presenters[edit]

Presenter (s)
Billy Reid
Michael Smith

Previous Presenters[edit]

Presenter (s)
Colin McArdle

Colin McArdle left the station very suddenly on 12th August 2016 after 21 years at the station to focus on car sales [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.

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