Capital Radio have become the latest radio group to enter into the hotly contested Glasgow Fm licence, and have announced that they aim to create up to twenty five new jobs within the city if their bid is successful.
Capital are bidding to take their nationwide Capital Gold strand into Scotland, where it will appear on the FM network for the first time. Glasgow Gold will use the format of the main Capital Gold network, and will play music from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s. The station’s target audience are adults between the ages of 39 – 60 year olds.
The board will be headed up by Jim Graham, vice chairman of Border Television and Chairman of Beat 106, and will include presenter David Jensen, investment banker Garry Frier and Magnus Swanson, partner with Mclay Murray & Spens.
The group have also promised to donate one minute of air time every hour to the Glasgow Gold Community Trust Scheme, which aims to help charities in the west of Scotland.
Commenting on the bid, Graham said, “what we are essentially aiming for here is a one stop shop for our listeners. We can provide a format that is not available elsewhere and I think that is a great benefit to us. The fact that the gold network has worked so well throughout the UK means hat we are quietly confident that our bid will be successful.”