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Clyde Rocks to begin trial transmission

Clyde RocksClyde Rocks begins a 30-day trial transmission tonight as part of Radio Clyde’s application for the available Glasgow FM licence.

Regular daily content will feature rock music while weekend programming includes Rock and Goals providing a mix of music and live score updates from Scottish football.

Graham Bryce, managing director for Bauer Radio in Scotland, said: “There has never been a better time for a radio station dedicated to rock music alongside sports news and discussion.

“We see Clyde Rocks as something that Glasgow and the West has a real demand for and we believe that the station has the potential to be a major addition to the radio market in the region.

“Rock continues to dominate live music right now as evident with the Stone Roses headlining T In The Park as well as Noel Gallagher again and Biffy Clyro at Glasgow’s Summer Sessions.

“Glasgow and the West boasts a rich rock music heritage going all the way back to The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, Simple Minds and Deacon Blue through Primal Scream, Gun, Texas and Travis and right up to today’s favourites like Twin Atlantic, Biffy Clyro, Paolo Nutini, Chvrches and Frightened Rabbit.”

Bryce continued: “Just as important in the Clyde Rocks mix is the prevalence of sport. With Rangers re-joining Celtic back in the top league next season alongside the likes of Motherwell, Hamilton Accies and Partick Thistle there is huge interest across Glasgow and the West in our national sport, not to mention in the success of the likes of Glasgow Warriors and Glasgow Rocks.”

Mr Bryce said Clyde Rocks represents a significant investment by Radio Clyde in a new station for Scotland including opportunities for job creation.

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