West Sound (Dumfries and Galloway)

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West Sound
West Sound logo 2015.png
Broadcast areaDumfries and Galloway
SloganThe Good Times Sound Like This
FrequencyFM: 96.5, 97.0, 103.0 MHz
First air date21 May 1990
FormatEasy Listening
Power0.12 kW, 1 kW, 0.67 kW
OwnerBauer Radio
Sister stationsWest FM
West Sound (Ayrshire)

West Sound is a local radio station serving Dumfries and Galloway, owned & operated by Bauer Radio as part of the Greatest Hits Radio network of stations. The station broadcasts from studios in Dumfries and Ayr on 97FM in Dumfries, 103FM in Kirkcudbright and the Machars and 96.5FM in Stranraer and online.

West Sound in Dumfries and Galloway is one of two FM stations forming part of the Greatest Hits Radio Network and carries a mix of local and networked programming, including local news and travel, live sports coverage and specialist shows.

West Sound logo used between 2008 and 2015.

Programming and presenters[edit]

Local programming is produced and broadcast from West Sound's Dumfries studios at the Loreburne Centre from 6-10am and 3-7pm on weekdays, 3-7pm on Saturdays and 12-4pm on Sundays. Networked programming originates from the studios of Clyde 2 in Glasgow and Tay 2 in Dundee and from the Greatest Hits Radio network's Manchester studios.


West Sound broadcasts local news bulletins hourly from 6am to 6pm on weekdays and from 9am to 1pm at weekends. Headlines are broadcast on the half-hour during weekday breakfast and drivetime shows, alongside sport and traffic bulletins. An extended five-minute bulletin airs on weekdays at 1pm. National bulletins from Sky News Radio are carried overnight with bespoke networked Scottish bulletins on weekend afternoons, produced from Radio Clyde's newsroom in Clydebank.


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Coordinates: 55°04′02″N 3°36′37″W / 55.0672°N 3.6102°W / 55.0672; -3.6102