Nation Radio Scotland is now on-air with commercial-free output ahead of its official launch on October 1st.
The new station joins Nation Radio in Wales and Nation Radio in London to provide local programmes for Glasgow and the surrounding towns of Stirling, Greenock, Kilmarnock, East Kilbride, Hamilton, Motherwell, Coatbridge, Clydebank and Paisley.
Presenters include Derek McIntytre, Jennie Cook, Brian Woolfson, John Mulgrew and Tracy Cunningham.
Nation Broadcasting’s founder Jason Bryant told RadioToday: “96.3FM Nation Radio Scotland is in a great position to build a significant presence in Scotland. Unlike other stations in Glasgow, we are all local all Day. With more music and just a couple of minutes of commercials each hour, we are confident we have a winning formula.”
Jason launched Scotland’s first commercial regional station, Scot FM, in 1994, and applied for a Scottish regional station with Billy Connolly in 1998. In the early 2000s he worked with Glasgow-based Scottish Media Group as its radio development director.
The 96.3 frequency was awarded to Rock Radio two years, 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.