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MFR / Moray Firth Radio
MFR Logo 2013.png
City of license Inverness
Broadcast area Moray, Highland, Orkney and parts of NW Aberdeenshire
Slogan Your Music, Your Life
Frequency 97.4, 96.6, 96.7, 102.5, 102.8 MHz, 1107 kHz, Online
First air date 23 February 1982
Format Hot AC
Audience share 21.3% (September 2013, [1])
Owner Bauer Radio
Website www.mfr.co.uk

Moray Firth Radio or MFR is an Independent Local Radio station, serving the Scottish Highlands, Moray, the Orkney islands and parts of north west Aberdeenshire. The station, owned and operated by Bauer Radio, broadcasts from studios in the Scorguie area of Inverness and forms part of Bauer's Place Network of stations.

Station information[edit]

Moray Firth Radio operates two separate services on 97.4 FM (from the Mounteagle transmitter) and 1107 AM. The first voice heard on Moray Firth Radio/MFR, shortly after 6:30am on the 23rd of February 1982, was Dave Cochrane. The longest serving presenter on Moray Firth Radio/MFR is Tich McCooey. On 17 February 2014, MFR launched its new slogan, Your Music, Your Life, along with a new jingle package produced by Wise Buddah. Recently, on air talent use the slogan MFR, number one for the north of Scotland. MFR's Content Director is former presenter Gary Muircroft, with Martin Morrison as MFR's Content Controller.

MFR on FM largely broadcasts contemporary and chart music-led programming alongside hourly news bulletins and traffic & sports updates. The majority of the station's output is produced and broadcast from its Inverness studios. Networked programming originates from sister stations Clyde 1 in Glasgow, Forth One in Edinburgh and Key 103 in Manchester, although the station opts-out of some output in favour of more local programming. As of Saturday 24 September 2011, MFR FM also airs a weekly bilingual music programme in English and Scots Gaelic,[1] which also airs on Argyll FM, Cuillin FM, Isles FM, Nevis Radio and Two Lochs Radio.

Until August 2014, MFR Two on AM aired specialist programming on Sunday - Friday evenings with automated music broadcast at all other times. In September 2014, the station axed its specialist output and began carrying programming from Bauer's 'Greatest Hits Network' of Scottish AM stations as well as continuing to broadcast some shows locally. MFR Two continues to air local news, sports coverage and traffic updates. Danny Gallagher, is the station voice for MFR Two & the Greatest Hits Network.

In addition to the main services, there are several local relay stations which opt-out of MFR FM to broadcast local programming produced by non-profit community groups during the evenings.


MFR FM[edit]

Syndicated presenters[edit]

MFR Two[edit]

News, Sport and Traffic & Travel[edit]

Moray Firth Radio broadcasts locally driven news bulletins on the hour between 0600 & 1900 on weekdays and 0700 & 1400 at weekends with additional national evening bulletins on Saturday and Sunday evenings. Headlines are broadcast during weekday breakfast and drive time shows along with two 5-minute bulletins at 1pm and 5pm.

Most bulletins are produced by an Inverness-based team of four broadcast journalists and two sport journalists. The Head of News is Gwen Lawrie.

MFR Two airs live match commentaries on Inverness Caledonian Thistle's Saturday afternoon league games during the football season along with updates on Ross County, Elgin City & Highland League matches. As of September 2014, live coverage airs as part of the network's Saturday sports programme Game On!.


  1. ^ Moray Firth Radio takes Gaelic Chart Show, Radio Today, 20 September 2011

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 57°28′49″N 4°15′18″W / 57.4803°N 4.2550°W / 57.4803; -4.2550

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allmediascotland.com (press release)
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 04:00:00 -0800

The competition's website (here) quotes judges, as saying of MFR: “Clearly an essential part of its community, Moray Firth Radio informs and entertains its audience, bringing them together in a geographically large patch. Demonstrating local expertise ...

STV Aberdeen

STV Aberdeen
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:07:30 -0800

Congratulations to Moray Firth Radio who were named as Scottish Station of the Year by The Radio Academy. The judges said: “Clearly an essential part of its community, Moray Firth Radio informs and entertains its audience, bringing them together in a ...
allmediascotland.com (press release)
Tue, 04 Dec 2012 03:37:30 -0800

THE Inverness-based radio station, Moray Firth Radio, has been named best 'small' radio station in Scotland. It follows a competition run by the Radio Academy in the run-up to radio's most prestigious awards ceremony, the Sony Radio Academy Awards ...

allmediascotland.com (press release)

allmediascotland.com (press release)
Mon, 25 Nov 2013 03:26:15 -0800

NOT for the first time – including last year – the Inverness-based radio station, Moray Firth Radio, has been named the 'best small radio station' in Scotland. The accolade comes from The Radio Academy and the station will now go forward to compete for ...

The Northern Scot

The Northern Scot
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:14:05 -0700

Entry is by donation, with all money going to Moray Firth Radio's Cash For Kids appeal. Mr Dow and Mr Grant, who run Prestige Home Services in the town, said the spectacle has been growing in size and popularity since it began five years ago. What ...

Scottish Daily Record

Scottish Daily Record
Fri, 02 May 2014 19:06:39 -0700

The Superhero Day saw radio stations Clyde 1, Forth One, Tay FM, Northsound 1, Moray Firth, Radio Borders and West FM urge fans to text HERO to get a callback from fundraisers ready to take donations. Celtic stars Scott Brown and Leigh Griffiths also ...


Wed, 02 Apr 2014 06:27:45 -0700

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Tue, 13 May 2014 01:48:45 -0700

BBC Radio 2 was named UK Station of the Year at The 2014 Radio Academy Awards last night. Described by judges as “quite simply at the top of its game”, Radio 2 fought off competition from fellow nominees BBC Radio 4 and talkSPORT. 95.8 Capital's ...

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