Rockscot Ltd, the company which won the latest FM radio licence for Glasgow and West / Central Scotland, has been acquired by Nation Broadcasting.
This will be Nation’s first venture in Scotland and the company has confirmed to RadioToday that they will launch a service “from Glasgow in Autumn 2018”.
The people behind Rockscot including Ciaran O’Toole and Paul Mcmanus, have left the board in the last few weeks.
The test stream for Rock Radio says it will launch on 96.3 FM later this year, and has until October to launch under Ofcom guidelines.
Rock Radio was described by the original applicant as a station which will play the best of local, national and international guitar-based music from across the years, with a playlist heavily driven by supporting the live music scene in Glasgow, be that bands breaking on to the scene in pubs and clubs right through to the major artists playing Hampden and the Hydro.
Rockscot Ltd won the licence in October 2016 beating off competition from Bauer, Original and GO.