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Traynor departs director of communications post at Rangers FC

THE former Daily Record sportswriter, James Traynor, has left his director of communications post at football club, Rangers. Says the Rangers website: “Rangers today announce that director of communications, James Traynor, has left the club.” He …

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Cowan to return to the BBC’s Off the Ball

THE broadcaster and newspaper columnist, Tam Cowan, is to return to the BBC Radio Scotland football show, Off the Ball, following a two-week suspension resulting from comments made

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Comedy drama for Halloween week among highlights of BBC Radio Scotland Autumn schedule

A COMEDY drama for Halloween week is among the upcoming highlights on BBC Radio Scotland. Legend of the Holyrood Vampires is among the announcements in the station's Autumn schedule -

Adams to remain with radio programme as she returns to Loose Women

THE presenter of the BBC Radio Scotland Call Kaye morning phone-in show, Kaye Adams, is to remain with it, one day a week, while making a return to


Cowan claims comments about women’s football ‘tongue-in-cheek’

THE radio presenter and Daily Record columnist, Tam Cowan, has claimed comments he made in Saturday's edition of the paper about women's football were "tongue-in-cheek". After Saturday's column saw


Uniformity to be introduced for BBC Radio Scotland regional news bulletins

LISTENERS to BBC Radio Scotland, living in the likes of Dumfries and Galloway, are to be provided more uniform bulletins of news affecting their region. Currently, news bulletins on

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The Media in Figures: The ‘performance’ of BBC channels and services

THE BBC spent 1.13 billion on BBC One during the financial year 2012/13 and £3.8 million on BBC Radio nan Gàidheal over the same period, according to statistics


In My Opinion: Jeff Zycinski: Tune in; you might just like what you hear

LAST week, the prominent Scots historian, Professor Tom Devine, called for a shake-up of BBC Radio Scotland, including the appointment of a new head, to replace Jeff Zycinski. Here,

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Devine calls for shake-up of BBC Radio Scotland

BBC Radio Scotland should be revamped, with its head being replaced, according to the prominent Scots historian, Professor Tom Devine. Writing on the website, he continues an attack on

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My Media Day: Gary Robertson, presenter, Good Morning Scotland

GARY Robertson is a presenter on Good Morning Scotland on BBC Radio Scotland. Since 1999, he has presented a range of programmes on radio and TV for BBC

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Boyle named chair of National Library of Scotland

A FORMER Controller of BBC Radio 4 has been appointed chair of the National Library of Scotland. Scot, James Boyle, worked at BBC Radio for over 25 years. Says a


Clyde 2 among radio listening risers from latest RAJARs

THE radio station, Clyde 2, has enjoyed a reversal in recent fortunes, according to the latest radio listening figures. Says auditing body, RAJAR, which has just issued listening figures

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MSPs reportedly unite to condemn plan to axe gardening show

MSPs have reportedly "joined forces" to call on BBC Radio Scotland to re-think a proposal to axe the gardening programme, the Beechgrove Potting Shed. In August, allmediascotland reported the

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Front pages united in reporting alleged McCoist fury at BBC Scotland

THE front pages of both the Daily Record and The Scottish Sun are united today in reporting alleged fury on the part of Rangers FC manager, Ally McCoist,

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BBC Radio Scotland defends itself against Devine criticism

A MOVE towards more speech-based programming during the day is being cited by BBC Radio Scotland in its defence against an attack on it by a prominent Scots

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Devine reportedly takes a swipe at BBC Radio Scotland

AN EMINENT Scots academic has reportedly criticised BBC Radio Scotland. Professor Tom Devine is quoted in today's Herald as branding the station a "national disgrace". It follows a debate organised


RAJARs reveal listening figures dip for BBC Radio Scotland

LISTENING figures for BBC Radio Scotland have dropped by just over seven per cent, between the second quarter of last year and 12 months on. Says auditing body, RAJAR,

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MacAulay raises £15,000 for STV charity

THE comedian and BBC Radio Scotland presenter, Fred MacAulay, has raised £15,000 for the charity run by STV. MacAulay walked the West Highland Way in aid of the STV Appeal


Radio listening falls for Clyde pairing

THE Glasgow-based commercial radio stations, Clyde 1 and Clyde 2, have each suffered a double-digit percentage drop in their average listeners compared to 12 months previously. According to the


RAJARs reveal mixed listenership results for Scots AM stations

THE sister, AM stations of Tay FM and Forth One have each seen their year-on-year listening figures fall by over ten per cent. Says auditing body, RAJAR, the stations

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