LOCAL Radio

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Blether
Blether Posts: 273 Forumite
Started listening to local radio when it started back in the 70's and always preferred it to national stations. Usually listen to Real Radio which has now got rid of the presenters that I like and putting out programming on a national basis. Smooth which is owned by the same company as Real do the same national programming. As far as I can see the only local music station is now Clyde. Feel that I am too young for Clyde 2 and too old for Clyde 1.
Are there any other stations that are now truly local?

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  • missile
    missile Posts: 11,691 Forumite
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    Local radio is better in some regions than others.

    There are many others broadcasting in Strathclyde. See here > http://www.radio-now.co.uk/scot.htm
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  • bubblegumcola
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    Try local community radio stations, some may only be online if they don't have an fm licence.

    Unfortunately with radio at the moment it all seems to be about cutting costs as companies like Global seem to be doing that as soon as they buy a radio station. Global bought Xfm Scotland (originally ?Beat106) and changed it to Capital Fm which only has local breakfast and drive time output. They've done exactly the same to Real Radio. Networking programmes from London saves them money as they dont have to pay more presenters to present shows in different areas. One radio presenter will do a networked show for the whole country, instead of maybe ten doing it at ten different stations, it's all down to cost. The presenter may get a slightly higher programme fee as its a networked show but they aren't paying for those other people anymore. Radio does not have the same advertising revenue coming in anymore as it once did.

    I listen to a mixture of local, community, online and dab stations depending on what mood I'm in!

    I hope you find a station you enjoy soon!
  • wolfehouse
    wolfehouse Posts: 1,394 Forumite
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    barrhead has a local station (very very local)
    http://www.pulseonair.co.uk/

    i'm sure there are more like this out there
  • Blether
    Blether Posts: 273 Forumite
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    There used to be a local one here but I think the police got involved with it. Think it was Clan FM. I think there is a different sense of humour locally and really enjoyed it. Now it is so pc and bland.
  • mrs_T
    mrs_T Posts: 1,017 Forumite
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    edited 15 November 2012 at 2:24PM
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    http://www.necrfm.co.uk/website/index.asp?refID=1&pageType=C This is my local station, give it a listen and step back to the 1950's. I love the ad's. Warning: high incidence of country and western music.
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