West Sound (Ayrshire)

West Sound
Broadcast area Ayrshire
Slogan The Greatest Hits for Ayrshire and the South West
Frequency MW: 1035 kHz
DAB: 11B
First air date 16 October 1981
Format Easy Listening
Audience share 26.0% (September 2013, RAJAR)
Power 0.32 kW
Owner Bauer Radio
Sister stations West FM
West Sound (Dumfries and Galloway)
Webcast West Sound
Website www.westsound.co.uk

West Sound is a local radio station in Ayrshire. Based in Ayr with its AM transmitter in Symington, South Ayrshire and its DAB transmitter in Darvel, East Ayrshire, the station forms part of the Bauer City 2 network in Scotland and northern England.


The majority of West Sound's programming is taken from the Bauer City 2 network, although there are separate Scottish shows at peak times, including weekday breakfast and drive time.[1] The only local programming on the station is live football commentaries on Saturday afternoons, airing under the Game On banner.

Networked programming originates from Clyde 2 in Clydebank, Key 2 in Manchester, Forth 2 in Edinburgh, Metro Radio 2 in Newcastle, Tay 2 in Dundee and Bauer's headquarters at Golden Square, Soho.


West Sound broadcasts local news bulletins hourly from 6am to 7pm on weekdays, from 9am to 1pm on Saturdays and from 9am to 12pm on Sundays. Headlines are broadcast on the half hour during weekday breakfast and drivetime shows, alongside sport and traffic bulletins.

National bulletins from Sky News Radio are carried overnight with bespoke networked Scottish bulletins at weekends, produced from Radio Clyde's newsroom in Clydebank.


Coordinates: 55°27′23″N 4°37′04″W / 55.4563°N 4.6177°W / 55.4563; -4.6177

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