Tay AM


Tay AM

Infobox Radio Station
name = Tay AM


city = Dundee, Perth
area = Tayside
branding =
slogan = "Pure EnterTAYnment"
airdate = January 9, 1995
frequency = 1161 AM (Dundee), 1584 AM (Perth), DAB, [http://www.tayam.co.uk Online]
share = 10.0%
share as of = March 2008
share source = [http://www.rajar.co.uk/listening/quarterly_listening.php]
format = Adult contemporary and classics
power =
erp =
class =
callsign_meaning =
owner = Bauer Radio
website = [http://www.tayam.co.uk www.tayam.co.uk]

Tay AM is an Independent Local Radio station commercial local radio station serving Dundee, Perth and the general Tayside area in Scotland. Tay AM is one of the more popular stations in the Tayside area. Providing adult comtemporary music and classic hits, with chat, competitions, local, national and international news and sport including local weather. Tay AM also broadcasts a country-music themed show on Wednesday and Saturday evenings, a jazz and blues show on Fridays and also Scottish Country music on Saturday early-evenings. The rest of the music output is made up of hits from the 60's, 70's, 80's and 90s's. The weekly version of the Tay AM schedule is available on-line.

History

Radio Tay commenced broadcasting on the 17th October 1980 in Dundee and 14th November 1980 in Perth from the studios it still broadcasts from today at 6 North Isla Street in Dundee, near the city's Tannadice & Dens Park football stadia. The original schedule only broadcast from 6am-8pm daily.

On 9th January 1995 the station split its services/frequencies to become Tay AM and Tay FM. Both stations now also broadcast on DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting – i.e. Digital Radio) and over the internet via their respective websites.

Tay AM broadcasts on 1161 AM in Dundee and 1584 AM in Perth, and is more "golden oldie" than its sister station Tay FM, playing more classic hits from the past few decades, along with some of the more easy listening of modern day offerings.

Former presenters include Kenny Page, Sheena Wellington, Ian Duncan, Dave Bussey, Norma Gamble, Pat Kelly, Scott Davie, Pete Maddison, Carl Greenwood and Grant Reid.

News/Sport

Tay News currently employs multiple broadcasting journalists at present with Alan Smith as Head of News. 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 Newsroom is currently staffed by 4 Broadcast Journalists. Alan Smith as Head of News and Gavin Butler is the Sports Editor.

Presenters

Monday-Thursday

02:00-06:00 Through The Night
06:00-09:00 Waggy "Wake up with Waggy"
09:00-13:00 Alistair Smith
13:00-16:00 Dave Price
16:00-19:00 Richard Allan "Richard's Heading Home"
19:00-20:00 The 70's at 7
20:00-22:00 Specialist Programmes (See Below)
22:00-02:00 Ward "Ward On Your Wireless"

aturday

02:00-06:00 Through The Night
06:00-09:00 Alistair Smith
09:00-13:00 Ally Bally and Maureen Young "The Ally and Mo Show"
13:00-17:00 Pete Smith
17:00-19:30 Ian Lees
19:30-22:00 Ken McLeod
22:00-23:00 Murray McGregor
23:00-02:00 Paul Garty "Garty's Party"

unday

02:00-06:00 Through The Night
06:00-08:00 Ian Lees
08:00-08:30 Rev Bob Wightman
08:30-11:00 Dave Price "Dave's Sunday Goldmine"
11:00-12:00 Tay Talk In
12:00-14:00 Bill Torrance
14:00-17:00 Keith Thomson
17:00-19:00 Jenny Farish
19:00-22:00 Ward
22:00-02:00 Terry Cumming

pecialist Programmes

Monday - Ian Lees: "Melodies for You"
Tuesday - Murray McGregor: "Legends of Music"
Wednesday - Ken McLeod: "Ken's Country Show"
Thursday - Billy Anderson: "Sounds Scottish"
Friday - Alan Steadman: "Jazz Waves"

External links

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

See also

*Tay FM
*Radio Tay


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