Wave 102

Wave 102
Broadcast area Dundee
Slogan Just Great Songs
Frequency 102.0 MHz,Online
First air date 30 August 1999
Format Adult Contemporary
Audience share 8.5% (June 2011, )
Owner New Wave Media
Website www.wave102.co.uk

Wave 102 is a radio station broadcasting to the city of Dundee in Scotland.

The station broadcasts a mixed music format 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Wave 102 was founded as part of The Petros Radio Group which launched Discovery AM in 1994 and Radio Waves in 1995, then decided to go for the full scale local licence with the help of a consortium which also founded Kingdom FM in Fife with the assistance of IRG (The Independent Radio Group)

When the station launched it was called Discovery 102, since Dundee is known as the City of Discovery after the RRS Discovery, which is docked there. The brand name was changed to Wave 102 after The Discovery Channel stated that people would mistakenly associate the station with its network.

Dundee is also the city where game developers Rockstar North was founded. The developers' Scottish (and Dundonian) roots are shown in various in-jokes/tributes in the game Grand Theft Auto series. One such Dundee specific tribute is where one of the in-game radio stations in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City was named Wave 103.

On 15 May 2008 New Wave Media became the new owners of Wave 102.

On 26 October 2016 Ofcom approved an application from Wave 102 and Heartland FM to allow Wave 102 to take over the 106.6FM transmitter covering Perth.


Wave 102's range of adult orientated music is reflected in its playlist. The station plays chart hits appealing to a 35+ age range, and various classic hits. Programming is locally focused and includes love songs in the late evenings (Sunday to Thursday), party music on Friday and Saturday evenings and 'Upfront' on Sundays, which includes a slot promoting local music and a weekly gig guide. All programming is produced locally in their Dundee studios with no national input.

Presenters include Paul Brownlee (also Programme Controller), Chris Duke, Alistair Smith, Leanne Blackwood, Chris Beattie, Dave Price, Paul Garty, Johnny Togneri, Stevie Kyle, Stuart Watt, Jordan McKay, Pete Maddison and Andy Malarky.

News and sport bulletins are presented on the hour (and half-hour at Breakfast and Drivetime) with a sports round up daily. Head of News is David Proctor and weekend journalist is Mairi Dougan. Contributions also made by the news team at Original 106 in Aberdeen.

Coordinates: 56°27′29″N 2°58′33″W / 56.4581°N 2.9757°W / 56.4581; -2.9757

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