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Radio Scotland

Owners

City and County Commercial Radio (Scotland) Ltd. (Programming and Airtime Sales)

(Ship and transmitter owned by Antilles Associated Co. -  registered in Nassau, Bahamas)

Landbased Address

Original address:-

38 Bath Street, Glasgow C2


Later:-

Radio Scotland House,

20 Cranworth Street, Glasgow W2


London Office:

Royalty House, Dean Street, London W1

Advertising sales:

TVS Publicity Ltd

Management

Tommy Shields (Joint Managing Director)

Alan Carr (Joint Managing Director)

Stanley Jackson (Joint Managing Director)

Tommy Shields

Tommy Shields

Opening Date

31st December 1965  (11.50pm)

(although some weeks off the air while the ship was being re-positioned)


Closing Date

14th August 1967 (12 midnight)

Comet

Comet

Format

Initially 60% pop music, 40% traditional Scottish interest.  

Top 50 chart format, with only about 15% of airtime for  Scottish programmes

(from February 1966)

Broadcasting Hours

Initially 6.00am - 7.30pm and 11.30pm - 2.00am, (with an 8.00am start on Sundays)

Later 6.00am-2.00am

(with an 8.00am on Sundays)

Wavelength/

Frequency

242m (1241kHz)

(from December 1965-February 1966)

238m (announced as 242m)  (1260kHz)

(from February 1966)

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