Clyde 1 is an 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.
|Broadcast area||Glasgow and West Central Scotland|
|Branding||YOUR Clyde 1|
|Slogan||The Biggest Hits, The Biggest Throwbacks|
|Frequency||FM: 97.0, 102.3, 102.5, 103.3 MHz|
|First air date||31 December 1973|
|Sister stations||Clyde 2|
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 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.
Clyde 1 used to hold an event called Clyde 1 Live at the SECC in Glasgow. The event included 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, 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 Forth 1 in Edinburgh and sister station Hits Radio in Manchester. The station also opts out of some networked output to broadcast additional local programming, including sports coverage and specialist music shows.
The station's local presenters include George Bowie (Bowie at Breakfast / The GB Xperience), Garry Spence (Home Run), Ali Wright (Saturday Afternoons) and Cassi Gillespie (Bowie at Breakfast and Sunday afternoons).
News and sportEdit
Clyde 1 broadcasts local news bulletins hourly from 6am to 7pm on weekdays and from 7am to 1pm at weekends. 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 magazine show on weekday evenings. It is presented by Gordon Duncan and features regular panellists Hugh Keevins and Gordon Dalziel.