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Waves Radio
Waves101FM logo.gif
City Peterhead
Broadcast area Aberdeenshire
Slogan The North East Sound
Frequency 101.2Mhz Online
First air date6 December 1997
Format Current & Classic Hits
OwnerWaves Radio Limited
Website www.wavesfm.com

Waves Radio is a local radio station based in Peterhead, North East Scotland. The station is on air 24 hours a day with live shows from 6am till 10pm (apart from "a wave of hits" from 6pm-7pm on weekdays which is automated).

Peterhead town in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

Peterhead is a town in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. It is Aberdeenshire's biggest settlement, with a population of 18,537 at the 2011 Census.

Scotland Country in Europe, part of the United Kingdom

Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. Sharing a border with England to the southeast, Scotland is otherwise surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the north and west, the North Sea to the northeast, the Irish Sea to the south, and the North Channel to the southwest. In addition to the mainland, situated on the northern third of the island of Great Britain, Scotland has over 790 islands, including the Northern Isles and the Hebrides.

History

Waves Radio was born in 1990 after its founder and owner known as Kenny King applied to the then Radio Authority for an RSL licence. The station in the early years was known as Waves AM broadcasting by means of Restricted Service Licences from a studio at the Lido beach area in Peterhead, during the town's annual Scottish Week celebrations.

Following the success of the initial broadcasts the station returned every summer, with the introduction of additional broadcasts made over the Christmas periods in 1994 and 1995. The station ceased broadcasting in July 1996 and was unable to transmit over the festive period due to the announcement of the full-time licence. After gaining a full-time licence, Waves Radio launched on 6 December 1997, from its current studios at Blackhouse Circle.

The station primarily focuses on 60s music, including the Beatles.

News and sport

Glenn Moir is the station's news editor, responsible for producing the daily local news bulletins. These are broadcast at 8.30am, 12.30pm and 5.30pm Monday - Friday. In addition to these, a weekly news magazine programme, Making Waves, is broadcast on Sunday evenings from 6.00pm - 7.00pm.

The Sportsdesk, a daily round up of sports news, is broadcast at 5.20pm on weekdays. On Saturday afternoons scores and results are updated from 2-6pm on the Sportsmix.

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