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Tuesday, 15th July 2003
D-G-Radio pitches in with its own ideas for local radio in Dumfries

South West Sound in Dumfries and Galloway could be in danger of losing its licence, if the radio regulator chooses to licence newcomer D-G-Radio as the local radio provider in the area. An announcement is expected in the Autumn.

Planning a station more akin to BBC Radio 4 and Radio Scotland than like Radio 1, D-G-Radio hopes to launch in 2005 with a spread of programmes covering such diverse subjects such as education, health, environment, finances, recreation and gardening.

Much of the music output will also be local - sourced from musicians that live and work in Dumfries and Galloway.

The new radio team is led by Professor Rex Pyke, the Galloway based television producer, who has made twelve television documentaries in or about to Dumfries & Galloway. They include the BAFTA award-winning "Lockerbie - a Night Remembered" (Channel 4) and "In the Shadow of Foot and Mouth" (BBC television).

51 percent of the ownership of the new radio company has been reserved for people living in Dumfries and Galloway.

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Dumfries and Galloway radio stations, on this website.

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