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2008-09-01 12:00:11

By STEWART PATERSON FAME Academy "headmaster" Richard Park is bringing an English radio station north of the border to challenge commercial stations like Radio Clyde and Real Radio for listeners and advertisers. Global Radio is to rebrand its Xfm Scotland as it expands the Galaxy FM name north of the border. Galaxy Scotland will take over later this year and transform the station from a guitar-dominated indie rock station into one that focuses on dance music. The move will see Mr...

2008-08-11 15:00:49

By CAROLYN CHURCHILL A COMMERCIAL radio station was heavily criticised yesterday after it emerged that it had sacked six Scottish DJs and increased its use of celebrity presenters' programmes broadcast from London. Smooth Radio Glasgow has terminated the contracts of several presenters, including industry stalwarts Art Sutter and Alastair McDonald. Craig McMurdo, Alistair Alford, Mike Marwick and Jackie Storrar have also been axed. One of the vacant slots has been filled by Tony...


Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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