L107 leaves the airwaves
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L107 leaves the airwaves

Lanarkshire-based radio station L107 has become the second Scottish broadcaster to be closed down by its owner.

The station ceased to exist at 10am on Monday following a farewell broadcast by breakfast presenter Grant Thomson.

L107 dodged the axe on a previous occasion as 107 The Edge under the Kingdom Group, when it was rescued from closure at the eleventh hour with a licence purchase by most recent owner Mark Page ([i]pictured[/i]), current operator of the Garrison Radio stations and presenter on Century Radio in the North East.

The station launched in 1999 as Clan FM and was hailed by press at the time as one of the most technologically advanced local stations in Europe. It was relaunched in 2003 as The Edge following its purchase by Fife-based Kingdom FM. Its final show consisted of farewell messages from Thomson, with the last song played being the same as its first; Scottish Rain by the Silencers.

As well as operating Garrison Radio, Mark Page was the only applicant for the Perth local radio licence in 2005. His station, Perth FM, has not yet launched in the city.

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