Clyde 1 presenter Robin Galloway is to host breakfast on Bauer Media’s network of AM stations across Scotland from July 1st, ending local shows.
It means the end of local breakfast shows at the Greatest Hits Network of stations – Clyde 2, Forth 2, Northsound 2, Tay AM and West Sound.
Robin will replace Riddy in the morning on Cylde 2, Bob on Forth Two, McRuvie in the Morning on Northsound 2, Waggy at Breakfast on Tay AM and Kenny Campbell at Breakfast on West Sound.
Some local breakfast presenters will now host networked shows.
Local news, sport, traffic and travel will continue to be broadcast but this move means the stations will be networked 24 hours a day.
Robin Galloway will be replaced on Clyde 1 Drivetime by Suzie McGuire.
It follows a similar move to Magic stations in the North of England which have recently dropped local breakfast shows in favour of regional ones.
The network is also increasing its specialist music output, by introducing a daily themed show every weekday at 7pm; plus extending its specialist shows to broadcast right across Scotland.
A new two-hour Scotland-wide topical talk show is also launching on Sunday mornings focusing on the issues affecting Scotland, such as the independence referendum. This show will be hosted by Ally Bally, with input from Bauer Media Scotland’s news teams as well as political Editor Colin McKay.
Graham Bryce, Managing Director, Bauer Media Scotland said: “Robin is one of the most talented presenters in Scotland, who brings with him years of experience entertaining audiences across the nation, most notably in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen.
“Having him spearhead our Greatest Hit’s Network revitalisation and being the voice of the brands across the nation is a clear indication of how serious we are about these stations, investing in the best possible content for our listeners and winning new audiences.
“We’re confident that this new and potent mix of entertainment and music content, delivered by the right personalities, will continue to delight, engage and grow local audiences right across Scotland.“
Robin Galloway said: “Right now I’m pinching myself. To host a brand new breakfast show for Scotland is not only an honour but way beyond my wildest dreams. Of course, as I’ll be rising in the middle of the night, that’s it for the dreaming.
“The new show will feature some of my signature segments plus brand new features, the greatest hits and of course everything you need to start your day. It really will be the most entertainment you can have with your clothes on – if you know what I mean.”