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50 . Glasgow Business September/October 2013


issues affecting Scotland, such as the independence referendum. This stimulating show is hosted by Ally Bally, with input from Clyde 2’s news team as well as Political Editor, Colin McKay. Clyde 1’s Superscoreboard is the number one

sports show for football fans during the week and Saturday afternoons. Jim Delahunt heads up the team, with a fantastic line-up of pundits including Gerry McCulloch, Hugh Keevins, Gordon Dalziel, Mark Guidi and Derek Johnstone. Our out-and-about presence is higher

than ever with station-led events Clyde 1 Live, Superscoreboard Unleashed and Bowie on the Boat. Radio Clyde’s Cash for Kids has been supporting

local children facing financial, physical, emotional or educational adversity for more than 30 years. Every penny raised locally is spent locally and in 2012 the charity raised over £1.5 million which helped in excess of 108,000 of Glasgow and the West’s most deserving children.



Jobs & Business Glasgow’s (JBG) aim is to stimulate economic

development by improving the resilience of the city’s business base and increasing the competitiveness of the city’s residents in the labour market. The organisation was established in 2011 to deliver economic development activity on behalf of the city. JBG is a registered charity which employs more than 500 people offering a range of enterprise, business development, employability and training services from over 20 community-based venues located throughout Glasgow. The company has seven nurseries and two after-school childcare facilities, making it the second biggest childcare provider in the city. JBG is also landlord for nearly 500,000 sq ft of office space, business centres and workspace across the city. 2012/13 was a significant year for JBG’s efforts to

support enterprise activity in Glasgow. The company assisted 465 business start-ups and supported 316 social enterprises, which helped to create 655 new jobs in Glasgow. Also, JBG supported more than 3,000 Glasgow residents into work during the year. These achievements highlight JBG’s increasing importance in the city’s economic development efforts. Recent research commissioned by Jobs & Business Glasgow points out that it is very well placed to provide a focus on helping micro- businesses (businesses with fewer than 10 employees) to grow. JBG creates a virtuous cycle that promotes the growth of micro-businesses and ensures that those seeking work have the necessary skills and attitudes to contribute to this growth and gain sustainable work.

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Clyde 1 and Clyde 2 continue to bring Glasgow and the west of Scotland an award- winning mix of hit music, showbiz gossip, traffic and travel, and the latest local,

national and international news and sport. Clyde 1 remains the dominant force with a

17 per cent share of listening, with a Clyde 1 and Clyde 2 combined listenership of 659,000*, bringing our audience the biggest names in music and showbiz including Calvin Harris, One Direction, Rihanna, Daft Punk and The Stereophonics. When it comes to our presenters, Clyde 1

massively outperforms all competition. Bowie at Breakfast attracts huge numbers, with 342,000 loyal listeners tuning in every week. Clyde 1 remains the number one choice throughout the day with Knoxy bringing more than a touch of glitz and glamour from 10am, then up-to-the-minute traffic and travel, news, sport and entertainment helping you home in the afternoon. Romeo’s In Demand every evening from 8pm, up until Late Night with Gina McKie from 10pm. Clyde 2 launched a new exciting line up with

Robin Galloway at breakfast. The weekday show, combines local news, sport, traffic and travel and “what’s on” information with great music and fun features, pitting listeners against those of other cities in a friendly, running battle for civic pride. In addition to the exciting new breakfast show, Clyde 2 is increasing its specialist music output by introducing a daily themed show every weekday at 7pm. Other Clyde 2 favourites remain with Ally Bally in the morning, Gary Marshall in the afternoon, specialist shows in the evening, with a variety of genres and eras, and Jim Symon late at night – a team that has audiences of 168,000. Also, a new two-hour Scotland-wide topical talk has launched on Sunday mornings focusing on the

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* Source: RAJAR six month period ending 23 June 2013 Base: Clyde TSA NOTE: Radio Clyde consists of Clyde 1 and Clyde 2.



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