West FM
  • Clydebank
  • United Kingdom
Broadcast areaAyrshire and South West Scotland
FrequencyFM: 96.7 MHz
97.5 MHz
106.7 MHz
DAB: 11B
RDSWest FM
BrandingAcross Ayrshire
Programming
FormatCHR/Pop
NetworkHits Radio
Ownership
OwnerBauer Media Audio UK
Greatest Hits Radio Ayrshire
Greatest Hits Radio Dumfries & Galloway
History
First air date
6 January 1997 (26 years old)
Links
WebsiteWest FM

West FM is an Independent Local Radio station based in Glasgow, Scotland, owned and operated by Bauer Media Audio UK as part of the Hits Radio network. It broadcasts to Ayrshire and South West Scotland.

As of December 2023, the station has a weekly audience of 93,000 listeners according to RAJAR.[1]

West FM logo used from 2000 to 2015.

Programming

Local programming is currently produced and broadcast from West FM's studios in Clydebank from 6am-10am on weekdays and 6-9am on Saturdays. The station's local presenters are Ali Wright and Michael Smith (weekday breakfast) and Amber Zoe (Saturday breakfast).[2]

At all other times, West FM airs networked programming from Clyde 1 in Clydebank, Forth 1 in Edinburgh Tay FM in Dundee 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.[3]

News and Sport

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.

References

  1. ^ "RAJAR". www.rajar.co.uk. Retrieved 16 August 2022.
  2. ^ West FM – Presenters
  3. ^ West FM to move output from Ayr to Glasgow, RadioToday, 12 June 2017

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