All change at West FM

LOCAL radio broadcaster West FM has confirmed a major shake up of its daytime lineup.

Starting from Monday next week listeners will be enjoying the shows of Colin McArdle at breakfast, Fiona Shields through to lunch time, with former breakfast show host Alan Shaw moving to the drivetime slot.

The station, which broadcasts on 96.7fm and 97.5 in Girvan, is developing its schedule after consulting listeners.

Brenda Ritchie, the station director at West FM and West Sound, feels these are exciting times at the station, based on Holmston Road, Ayr, and listeners will love the new line-up.

She said: “It’s a very exciting time at West FM. Our listeners are at the heart of everything we do so we’ve shaken up our schedule a little to bring them the best in music, news and entertainment.

“We’re looking forward to our new schedule and welcoming our presenters to their shows. I’m sure the audience will love the changes we have made.

“Colin is a fabulous addition to take the breakfast show forward and he’s sure to get everyone going in the mornings when you can tune in from the crack of dawn.

“Fiona has been cutting her teeth with our sister station West Sound where she broadcast the 10am-2pm slot throughout the summer and her top tunes and entertaining chat will keep audiences engaged throughout the day.

“Alan’s wealth of experience sits really well with our drive time slot and I know that he’s delighted he’ll now be able to stay up late enough to watch the News at Ten!”

From Monday, listeners can to tune into Colin McArdle’s MC in the Morning from 6am to 10am. Colin will be waking up Ayrshire with the new sounding breakfast show. The region has been getting up with the MC man at the weekend but it’s now time to wake up with Colin weekdays instead.

Festival loving Fiona slots into the daytime show from 10am-2pm and brings with her West FM Workday.

After six years of early mornings, Alan Shaw is throwing away his alarm clock and moving from the breakfast show to drivetime, guaranteeing the people of Ayrshire are entertained on the way home.

His show will play the newest hits and bring breaking news and up-to-the-minute traffic and travel to listeners.