Clyde 1

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Clyde 1
Clyde 1 logo 2015.png
City Glasgow
Broadcast area Glasgow and West Central Scotland
Slogan All The Biggest Hits
Frequency FM: 97.0, 102.3, 102.5, 103.3 MHz
DAB: 11C
First air date 31 December 1973
Format Contemporary hits
Power 0.05 kW, 0.3kW, 15kW, 0.05 kW
Owner Bauer Radio
Sister stations Clyde 2

Clyde 1 is a British independent local radio station serving Glasgow and West Central Scotland. The station, operated by Radio Clyde (part of Bauer Radio), broadcasts on 102.5 FM with relays covering Rothesay on 102.3 FM, the Firth of Clyde on 103.3 FM and the Vale of Leven on 97 FM, as well as on DAB and online. Clyde 1 forms part of Bauer's Hits Radio Network of stations.


Clyde 1 logo used from 2011 to 2015.

Clyde 1 was born out of the compulsory transmission splitting enforced by the UK regulators in the 1990s, developing the FM frequency into Radio Clyde into a Top-40 format radio station.

The development of live-streaming and digital radio led to a widening of the station's potential audience through carriage on the station's website and Bauer Radio's DAB multiplex in Glasgow.

The station's Freeview carriage came as a consequence of the closure of stable-mate 3C by the station's then-owners, and resulted in UK-wide coverage until it was removed on 30 October 2008.

On 31 December 2013, Radio Clyde celebrated its 40th anniversary.[1]


Every year Clyde 1 holds an event which they call Clyde 1 Live at the SECC in Glasgow. The event includes some of the many artists which are broadcast on the station, past events have featured Calvin Harris, Labrinth, Jessie J, Olly Murs, The Sugababes, Amelia Lily, Pixie Lott, Mcfly, Lawson, Cover Drive, Matt Cardle, Gary Barlow,[2] John Newman, The Vamps and also Dappy.


The majority of programming - local and networked - is produced and broadcast from Radio Clyde's studios in Clydebank, however some networked output originates from sister stations Forth 1 in Edinburgh and Hits Radio in Manchester. The station also opts out of some networked output to broadcast additional local programming.

The station's local presenters include George Bowie (Bowie at Breakfast / The GB Xperience), Grant Thomson (Home Run), Gina McKie[3] and Cassi Gillespie.[4]

News and sport

Clyde 1 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.

The Clydebank newsroom also produces bespoke national Scottish bulletins at weekends with Sky News Radio bulletins carried overnight. Radio Clyde's head of news and sport is Lorraine Herbison, who is also Bauer's head of news for its Scottish stations.

Sports coverage airs under the Superscoreboard banner and includes live match commentaries during the season and a two-hour magazine show on weekday evenings.[5] It is presented by Gordon Duncan and features regular panellists Hugh Keevins and Derek Johnstone.

See also


  1. ^ "Tiger Tim and George Bowie to present 40th anniversary show on Clyde 1 this Hogmanay".
  2. ^ "Gary Barlow joins the line-up for Clyde 1 Live in Glasgow". STV News.
  3. ^ "Djs". Clyde 1.
  4. ^ Clyde 1 - Presenters
  5. ^ "Clyde 1". Clyde 1.

External links

  • Official website

Coordinates: 55°54′14″N 4°24′28″W / 55.9040°N 4.4077°W / 55.9040; -4.4077

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