Radio Clyde was the first commercial radio station in Scotland and opened on 31st December 1973. The studios were originally located at the Anderston Centre complex within Glasgow city centre, but later moved to its current site at Clydebank in 1983.
As with all commercial radio stations, the AM and FM services were split to provide different programming, with the FM frequencies catering for the younger audiences and the AM waveband being dedicated to more of a ‘classic hits’ format. Before the permanent split took place however, Clyde FM carried chart music over the weekend while the AM output continued to broadcast ‘classic hits’. The service was then simulcast on AM and FM throughout the week.
You can listen to the opening of Radio Clyde, together with a montage of station jingles, by visiting our 40 Years of ILR in Scotland page.
70s Jingle Montage
Featuring over 80 different jingles and with a running time of almost 30 minutes, this little montage is sure to get the memories flooding back!
Paul Coia / Mike Riddoch (Part 1)
Mike Riddoch (Part 2)