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105.2 Smooth Radio
Slogan Love Life. Love Music.
Frequency 105.2 MHz
First air date 26 March 2007
Format 35 - 55
Audience share 5.5% (September 2009, [1])
Owner Guardian Media Group

105.2 Smooth Radio is a Scottish Independent Local Radio station broadcasting to Glasgow and the surrounding area. The station replaced Saga 105.2 FM at 6am on Monday 26 March 2007 and competes with BBC Radio 2, aiming its music at listeners aged 35 and over. Smooth Radio Glasgow is part of the national Smooth Radio network, which encompasses London, the East Midlands, the West Midlands and the North West of England.

As well as being carried on FM in the Glasgow area, the station is also broadcast on DAB digital radio to the East of Scotland and online via a streaming service. It is also carried on FM in Wester Ross during non-local broadcast hours of Two Lochs Radio for which it forms a sustaining service.

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Origins

The station came into being following GMG Radio's purchase of the Saga Radio Group in December 2006, and the granting of permission from the regulator Ofcom to change the format of its Smooth FM stations in London and the North West of England. The decision was made to change both the Smooth FM and Saga stations to Smooth Radio and Saga 105.2 FM was closed at 6pm on Friday 23 March 2007. This was then followed by a preview weekend for the new Smooth Radio giving listeners the opportunity to hear the presenters and music which would be featured on the new station.

Station Format

105.2 Smooth Radio plays adult contemporary music, aimed at listeners aged 35 and over. It bears very few similarities to its predecessor. Though some of the presenters who worked on Saga 105.2 FM now host shows on 105.2 Smooth Radio, very few of the specialist shows from the Saga days have survived, and Smooth's initial slogan "Your life, Your music.", which was used on Saga stations, has now been modified to "Love Life, Love Music"

Presenters

  • Tony Blackburn (Smooth Weekend Breakfast)
  • Bill Black (Smooth Classic Country)
  • John Darroch (Smooth Weekends)
  • Alex Dickson (Smooth Bookcase)
  • Jenny Farish (Sunday afternoons)
  • Mark Goodier (Smooth Mid-Mornings)
  • Dougie Jackson (Smooth Drivetime, Smooth Saturdays)
  • Dave Marshall (Smooth Afternoons)
  • John McCauley (Smooth Breakfast)
  • Tony McKenzie (Sunday evenings)
  • Glen Morris (Smooth Nights from Thursday to Monday)
  • Andy Peebles (Smooth Evenings)
  • Steve Phillips (Smooth Nights on Tuesday & Wednesday)

Mark Goodier's Mid Morning Show, Tony Blackburn's Weekend Breakfast Show and Smooth Evenings with Andy Peebles are simulcast from London and can be heard on several other stations in the Smooth Network. Evening and overnight shows are also simulcast with some other Smooth stations. All other output is produced locally.

News

Smooth Radio in Glasgow also airs local news bulletins every hour on weekdays with additional bulletins on the half hour during breakfast and drivetime.

Heather Kane is the station's head of news, assisted by Corrie Martin.

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