Commercial radio criticised by Record columnist, McAlpine

COMMERCIAL radio stations in Scotland have been criticised for seemingly watering down their commitment to local content.

The claim appears in today’s Daily Record, by its regular columnist, Joan McAlpine.

The MSP reflects on this time last year when she helped judge Scotland’s Greatest [music] Album, which sparked impassioned debate.

But today she fears how many stations are largely broadcasting UK-wide content, with localness limited to breakfast and drivetime shows.

She writes of ‘Bland Britain’ sweeping all in its path, with “aural wallpaper from Dover to Dundee”.

Meanwhile, the paper, on page nine, reports Radio Clyde DJ, Suzie McGuire, being granted bail following an alleged assault on her husband. The story is splashed across The Scottish Sun.