West Sound

West Sound Radio was launched on October 16th 1981 and broadcasts to Ayrshire, Arran and Cumbrae. Based in Ayr with its AM transmitter in Symington, South Ayrshire and its DAB transmitter in Darvel, East Ayrshire, the station forms part of the Bauer City 2 network in Scotland and Northern England.

On 21st May 1990 a new “sister” station was opened to serve Dumfries & Galloway and was known as South West Sound.

In September 2019, all local programming from Dumfries ended, with the breakfast and drive time shows now coming from Glasgow.

Jingle Montage
A montage of some of the jingles used during the 1980s


Jakki Brambles Part 1
Jakki (who later moved on to Radio 1) started her broadcasting career at West Sound.
(Recorded August 1986)

Jakki Brambles Part 2


Ray Daniels’ Breakfast Show Part 1
(recorded 27th July 1987)

Ray Daniels’ Breakfast Show Part 2
(recorded 27th July 1987)


Alec Clark Saturday Breakfast Show May 1990

Remember Then with Kenny Campbell May 1990


Kenny Campbell Breakfast Show Part 1
West Sound 21st Birthday (16th October 2002)

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