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12 January 2023

Greatest Hits Radio expands into Scotland as the country’s first national commercial station

Seven Bauer Scotland stations get set to rebrand

One of the UK’s fastest growing radio brands is expanding, as it is announced today that Greatest Hits Radio will become Scotland’s first national commercial radio station, with coverage across the region from Gretna to John O’Groats.

Clyde 2, Forth 2, MFR 2, Northsound 2, Tay 2, West Sound in Ayrshire, and West Sound in Dumfries & Galloway already form part of the Greatest Hits Radio Network in Scotland, playing the greatest songs from the 70s, 80 and 90s. On April 3rd they will all rebrand to Greatest Hits Radio, offering a simplified platform for audiences and commercial partners alike.

Presenters Ewen & Cat will continue as hosts of the Breakfast Show across the stations, with the full schedule to be announced shortly. All stations will continue to share local news and information, including weather, traffic and travel. Advertising opportunities for local businesses also remain and all stations will continue to support disadvantaged young people in their area through Bauer’s Cash for Kids charity.

Speaking about the changes, Victoria Easton-Riley, Content Director for Bauer Scotland said “Entertaining hundreds of thousands of listeners a week, these stations are much-loved for their playlist of classic hits and entertaining content, so rebranding as Greatest Hits Radio just makes total sense. Strengthened under one name, we’re so excited by the scope of opportunity ahead including national marketing campaigns and more.”

Gary Stein, Group Programme Director for the Hits Radio Brand Network added “Greatest Hits Radio has been such a great success story to date, and we know this will continue into Scotland as these stations rebrand in April, giving audiences, artists and advertisers much better clarity.”


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Note to Editors:

The Greatest Hits Radio Network recorded an audience of 4.1m listeners in Q3 2022 which is up 28.3% YoY.

Clyde 2 becomes – Greatest Hits Radio (Glasgow & the West).

Forth 2 becomes – Greatest Hits Radio (Edinburgh, the Lothians, Fife & Falkirk)

MFR 2 becomes – Greatest Hits Radio (The North Of Scotland)

Northsound 2 becomes – Greatest Hits Radio (North East Scotland)

Tay 2 becomes – Greatest Hits Radio (Tayside & Fife)

West Sound AM becomes – Greatest Hits Radio (Ayrshire)

West Sound FM becomes – Greatest Hits Radio (Dumfries & Galloway)


For further press information, please contact:

Amelia O’Shea – Head of Communications, Bauer Media Audio UK
M: 07531 949693

Cat Martin – Communications Director, Bauer Media Audio
M: 07932 746 363

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