Schedule released for Bauer City 2 stations
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Schedule released for Bauer City 2 stations

Here’s the new schedule for the stations currently known as Magic on AM across the North of England, along with Bauer stations in Scotland broadcasting on AM.

The new line-up of presenters, most of which are already with the network, includes Scotland and England stations coming together for all output except breakfast and drive for the first time.

It means a number of presenter who present regional breakfast shows on Magic AM stations are leaving the company, to be replaced by a networked Nick Jackson. In Scotland, Robin Galloway’s breakfast replacement is Alan Edwards. John Leslie will take on the networked afternoon show whilst Darren Kelly does mornings. Afternoon Drive is Ally Bally in Scotland and Nick Wright in England.

The weekend schedule features new presenters Adam Catterall, James Grove and Gary Muircroft, plus regulars Arlene Stuart, Mike Read and Tony Blackburn.

The network also sees the re-introduction in England of local traffic and travel, news and weather. See the video on the new station sound above or try here.

Group Content Director, Bauer Place north of England and Scotland Owen Ryan said “The Bauer City 2 Network will bring the ‘Greatest Hits’ to our local markets. This is coupled with country specific shows, traffic and travel, news, weather and a roster of outstanding broadcasters – extending the reach of the Bauer City Network to an older demographic”.

The full schedule is as follows:

Weekdays
· Breakfast 06.00 – 10.00 (Scotland) Alan Edwards (England) Nick Jackson

· Mid Mornings (England and Scotland) 10.00 – 13.00 – Darren Kelly

· Your Greatest Hits (England and Scotland) 13.00 – 16.00 – John Leslie

· Home Run 16:00 – 19.00 (Scotland) Ally Bally (England) Nick Wright

· Evenings (Scotland and England) 19.00 – 22.00 – Ray Rose

· Love Songs (Scotland and England) 22.00 – 02.00 Gina McKie

· Overnights (England and Scotland) 02.00 – 06.00 Paula Whitelock

Saturdays
· Breakfast 07.00 – 10.00 (Scotland) John Collins (England) Mike Read

· Mid mornings 10-00 14.00 (England and Scotland) Darren Kelly

· Game on 14.00 – 18.00 (Scotland) Game on Football commentary (England) Game On music and goals with Adam Catterall

· The Saturday Night Party Evenings 18:00 – 22.00 – (Scotland and England) Micky Gavin

· The Soul Show 22:00 – 02:00 (Scotland and England) Keith Martin

· Overnight 02.00 – 06.00 (Scotland and England) Arlene Stuart

Sundays
· Breakfast 06.00 – 08.00 (Scotland and England) Micky Gavin

· Mornings 08.00-11.00 (Scotland) Mike Riddoch (England) Mike Read

· England’s/Scotland’s Talk In 11.00 – 13.00 (Scotland) Ally Bally (England) Tom Davies

· 80’s Show – 13.00 – 16.00 (Scotland and England) James Grove

· Afternoon’s 16.00 – 19.00 (England and Scotland) – Tony Blackburn

· The Country Show 19.00 – 22.00 (Scotland and England) – Gary Muircroft

· Long Songs (Scotland and England) 22.00 – 02.00 Gina McKie

· Overnights (England and Scotland) 02.00 – 06.00 Paula Whitelock

Following the launch of Bauer City 2 Network, Bauer will launch Bauer City 3 Network on January 19th 2015 to replace The Hits.



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31 comments

  1. Captain wow

    Some interesting additions to that schedule. I’ll be particularly interested in the new phone in, I just wonder whether that’s the right day part for it.

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    1. DiandalScotland

      Why do we “scotch” as you say have to put up with English djs across all the NATIONAL radio stations?
      We are British and the last i gather Scotland voted to stay that way so a little give and take is nice. Yes local djs with a local accent and knowledge of area would be nice but that ship has sailed and we have to accept the current set up.

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  2. MARK

    I really thought this would be a return to local programming for the AM stations. This is tragic. They should have just changed the name and left the schedules as they are!

    Reply
  3. MARK

    If there are any good points about the schedule, its nice to see a Country show on Sunday evenings. Manchester used to have a station called FORTUNE that played the genre. I wished we’d had a 24 hr Country station back then like London got but of course that failed. I hope it sticks this time.

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  4. Gill

    Sunday morning talk show. The only good thing about that will be Tom Davies presenting.
    Sunday mornings are for great relaxing music.
    If I wanted a talk show I’d tune in to Radio 4
    Not happy with this at all

    Reply

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