Found an interesting read today on Radio Fifeshire, first broadcast in January 1983. The original studio was in Richmond, before moving to Nelson the following year. It was AM of course, and you’ll need your best jock voice for the slogan:

Summer’s Alive with 855

I found Pete Dawson’s site, full of history and memories – as well as soundbites and various stickers and memorabilia.

Read more about the AM station history, on Pete’s website, then listen to what it sounded like when it was all go on double nine o – the beginning of the 1984/85 broadcast – the first song sounds like it was Start Me Up by the Rolling Stones …
FM arrived a bit later –
check out the FM history section.

There was a concert held to celebrate the FM launch at Trafalgar Park featuring Icehouse, Boom Crash Opera and Sharon O’Neill. Did anyone out there go to that concert?