Bauer City 1
|Broadcast area||Scotland and northern England|
|Slogan||Your Music, Your Life|
FM: 96.3 - 106.7 MHz|
|Format||Contemporary Hit Radio|
|Language(s)||English, Scottish Gaelic (MFR only)|
Bauer City 2|
Bauer City 3
The stations, which carry separate localised branding, air a mix of local and networked music-led programming, alongside local news, travel and sport.
Programming and presenters
Local programming - consisting of at least 12 hours on weekdays and 4 hours on Saturdays and Sundays - is mainly produced and broadcast live from the originating station's studios. The main exception is TFM, which shares all programming with Newcastle-based Metro Radio.
The majority of networked programming is broadcast from Key 103 in Castlefield, Manchester and Clyde 1 in Clydebank, Glasgow. Networked output also originates from Metro Radio in Newcastle and Forth 1 in Edinburgh. Apart from some weekend and overnight output, separate networked shows are produced for Scotland and northern England.
Northern England & Scotland shared presenters
On 28 July 2015, Bauer announced it would reintroduce further separate programming for Scotland and Northern England, including split editions of Old Skool and Anthems and the weekday evening and Sunday morning shows. The changes were introduced during August 2015.
MFR opts out of the networked schedule to carry additional local programming, including a weekday evening show and a weekly bilingual music programme on Saturday evenings (simulcast with several community radio stations). Clyde 1 also opts out of Old Skool and Anthems on Saturday evenings to air The GBXperience. Metro Radio and TFM opt out of the networked late show from Sunday to Thursday nights to air the long-running talk show, Nightowls. Key103 also opts out of the network late show Monday to Thursday, airing a local talk show instead.
Clyde 1 provides live football commentaries throughout the season, alongside a nightly edition of its sports show, Superscoreboard, on weekday evenings from 6-8pm. Sports coverage on all other stations is provided within local news bulletins with additional programming on Radio City, Northsound 1 and Radio Borders, which provides in-depth rugby union coverage.
All stations in the network carry their own local news bulletins hourly from 6am to 7pm on weekdays and from 9am to 1pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Headlines are broadcast on the half-hour during weekday breakfast and drivetime shows, alongside sport and traffic bulletins.
On weekends at 7am & 8am and from 2pm-7pm bespoke networked bulletins air. These are produced by Clyde 1 for all the Scottish stations, while Key 103's newsroom produces Northern England bulletins to air on the English stations.
At all other times, mainly evening & overnight, bulletins come from Sky News Radio.
- Bauer brings local radio back to Scotland, Radio Today, 28 July 2015