Radio X Scotland returns

24 March 2014, 10:00 | Updated: 8 April 2014, 17:43

Jim Gellatly and Fraser Thomson

Radio X has returned to Scottish airwaves with some of Scotland’s best loved presenters and new live shows.

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Renowned for pioneering new music, Radio X Scotland will continue the station’s history of supporting new and upcoming talent.  Acts championed by Radio X include, Biffy Clyro, The View and Snow Patrol.

Former Radio X Scotland presenter Fraser Thomson will return to host the Radio X Scotland Breakfast Show weekdays 6 to 10am. The music focused show will play a mix of new upcoming bands and Radio X favourites alongside topical conversation.

The "voice of new music" Jim Gellatly, already a firm favourite, will present Radio X Scotland Drivetime weekdays 4 to 7pm.

Meanwhile, broadcast veteran Tom Russell, who recently celebrated 30 years in radio will host Weekend Breakfast 6 to 10am.

The presenters will join a stellar line-up including Jo Good (weekdays from 1 to 4pm) John Kennedy (weekdays 10pm to 1am), Blur drummer Dave Rowntree (every Thursday 9 to 10pm) and comedian Josh Widdicombe (Saturday 10am-1pm)

Radio X managing editor, Chris Baughen, said: “Coming back to Scotland after nearly six years away is huge for us.  We’re really excited to be returning to our loyal listeners across the country.  We’ll continue to support emerging Scottish bands, as well as Radio X favourites from across indie, alternative and rock music.”

Radio X Scotland’s Breakfast presenter Fraser Thomson said: “Scotland has a strong connection with music so Radio X is a great station for Scotland.  I'll be squeezing loads of tunes into four hours, unearthing some new gems and digging out some old favourites.”

Radio X Scotland’s new Drivetime presenter Jim Gellatly said: “Some of the best moments of my career were on Radio X Scotland so I’m over the moon to be joining the station again nearly six years on.  When I got the call from Chris [Baughen], I didn't have to think twice.  It feels like coming home for me."

Radio X will be broadcast on 96.3FM in Paisley and on Digital Radio across central Scotland. It will also be available via our apps and on