Radio Tay


Radio Tay

Infobox Radio station
name = Radio Tay


city = Dundee
area = Dundee - Perth (361,000)
slogan = Enter-TAYn-ment
airdate = October 17 1980 (Dundee)
November 14 1980 (Perth), January 9 1995 (relaunch as Tay AM and Tay FM)
frequency = 102.8 MHz (Tay FM - Dundee)
96.4 MHz (Tay FM - Perth)
1161 kHz (Tay AM - Dundee)
1584 kHz (Tay AM - Perth)
Channel 936 (Telewest)
DAB
format = Contemporary & Chart Music
erp = 5.0 kW (Tay FM - Dundee (Angus transmitting station))
0.8 kW (Tay FM - Perth)
1.4 kW (Tay AM - Dundee)
0.21 kW (Tay AM - Perth)
class =
callsign_meaning =
former_callsigns =
owner = Emap Radio (Holdings) Limited
webcast = Yes
website = [http://www.radiotay.co.uk Radio Tay]

Radio Tay is a division of Bauer Radio company which broadcasts two Independent Local Radio stations throughout Tayside and northeast Fife in Scotland. Tayside Sound Limited was incorporated on April 27 1979 to set up a radio station in accordance with the regulatory body, Independent Broadcasting Authority. Originally launched as a simulcast station, on January 9 1995, Radio Tay split into two radio services; Tay FM and Tay AM on FM and AM bands, respectively. From a studio complex at 6 North Isla Street in Dundee, Radio Tay operates these two services 24 hours a day but differ according to the time which is locally produced/presented (13 hours for FM, 18 hours for AM, and 10 hours on Saturdays).cite web | year = 2004 | url = http://www.ofcom.org.uk/static/radiolicensing/mcamaps/al028.pdf | title = Location of transmitters | publisher = Ofcom | accessdate = 23 November | accessyear = 2004
format=PDF
] The services play a mixture of contemporary, 80s and 90s music.

According to their charter of service, Tay FM is "a contemporary and chart music and information station for 15-40 year-olds in the Dundee, Perth, Angus and N.E. Fife area". Tay AM is said to be "a chart and classic hits, sport, news and information station for over 35s in the Dundee, Perth, Angus and N.E. Fife area."

These services broadcast to the Tayside catchment area, which is just over 360,000, and each have a market share of roughly 15% market share.cite web | year = 2006 | url = http://www.mediauk.com/radio/rajar/231/tay-am | title = TayAM listening figures | publisher = MediaUK | accessdate = 7 July | accessyear = 2006] cite web | year = 2006 | url = http://www.mediauk.com/radio/rajar/232/tay-fm | title = TayFM listening figures | publisher = MediaUK | accessdate = 7 July | accessyear = 2006] The licence for both services is due to expire on December 31 2009.cite web | year = 2005 | url = http://www.ofcom.org.uk/static/radiolicensing/amfm/AL027-2.htm | title = Ofcom TayAM licence | publisher = Ofcom | accessdate = 11 August | accessyear = 2005] cite web | year = 2005 | url = http://www.ofcom.org.uk/static/radiolicensing/amfm/AL028-2.htm | title = Ofcom TayFM licence | publisher = Ofcom | accessdate = 11 August | accessyear = 2005]

Radio Services

On January 9 1995, Radio Tay's service was split into two separate stations. On its FM frequencies, Tay FM provides more current music, while on its AM frequencies Tay AM broadcasts a mix of more classic music and talk programmes.

* For more information on "Tay FM", see here.

* For more information on "Tay AM", see here.

News/Sport

Radio Tay provides news from the Tayside area, with round-the-world news sourced from IRN. News Bulletins are broadcasted on the hour weekdays 6am-7pm, 10pm-2am and the news headlines at 7:30 & 8:30am and 4:30pm & 5:30pm. Saturdays 6am to 6pm then 10pm-2am. Sundays 6am-2pm and then further bulletins at 4pm, 7pm, 10pm-2am. Sport bulletins are presented daily during Breakfast, Lunch and Drivetime.Radio Tay's news department is currently staffed by 4 Broadcast Journalists. Alan Smith as Head of News and Gavin Butler is the Sports Editor.

Notable DJs

* David Robertson - one of the anchors of BBC Scotland's Reporting Scotland previously worked for Radio Tay
* Bill Torrance - previously presented The Beechgrove Garden and other television programmes, now presents on "Tay AM".
* Mark Goodier - Previously worked for Radio Tay, prior to his career on BBC Radio 1.
* Dave Bussey - previously worked for Radio Tay and had a weekend programme on BBC Radio 2. Dave can be heard each day on BBC Radio Lincolnshire.
* Eddie Mair - another former employee who can be heard regularly on BBC Radio Four.

References

External links

* [http://www.radiotay.co.uk Official web site]
* [http://www.tayfm.co.uk Tay FM - Official web site]
* [http://www.tayam.co.uk Tay AM - Official web site]


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