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Tuesday, 1st July 2003
Thirteen go for Glasgow

In one of the most popular advertisements for local FM radio licencing, Glasgow has succeeded in pulling in thirteen diverse applications, ranging from rock to country music stations.

At the start of the list, Chrysalis-backed The Arrow plans an adult rock station, with input from local live bands. Sister digital station Smooth also features in the list, this time as a 24-hour station playing laid-back easy listening tracks.

Glasgow radio applicants
Not to be outdone, Virgin Radio is joining The Arrow, with a slightly younger rock radio station forming its bid. The Storm, famous on DAB digital radio, is this time a joint venture, playing modern rock music and giving a spotlight to local bands and gigs.

Football-free Magic FM is aimed purely at women over the age of 35, with a diet of soft classic and contemporary songs. Backed by Emap, the station will also serve up soul and rock in the evenings.

Hot on the success of its East and West Midlands regional radio stations, Saga 105.2 FM hopes to provide radio for a mature age group, comprising hits from the last fifty years, whilst Glasgow Gold is also planning a new station for the 40-59 age range, with music genres covering motown, soul, pop and rock.

Clyde Asia Radio has its sights firmly on entertaining the Asian community in Glasgow. Base FM, meanwhile, is heading urban with a mix of soul and r&b alongside local news.

My-FM is an alternative radio station for Glasgow, again appealing to the over-35 age group, offering news and information and playing soft middle-of-the-road hits.

Go-FM has planned music and speech radio for Glasgow, whilst continuous cool country music station 3C would like to offer the city a new country music service. The station can already be heard on DAB digital radio in Glasgow.

Sunrise Radio Scotland is preparing to bring its vibrant brand of radio to the Asian population of Glasgow, drawing on the success of the station in other parts of the UK.

Related links:
Glasgow radio stations, on this website
Sunrise Radio Glasgow website
Glasgow's Magic FM website
My-FM website
Clyde Asia website
The Arrow website
Virgin Radio Glasgow website
Saga Radio Glasgow website
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