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MFR logo 2015.png
City of license Inverness
Broadcast area Moray, Highland, Orkney and parts of NW Aberdeenshire
Slogan MFR: Your Music, Your Life
MFR 2: The Greatest Hits
MFR 3: The Hits
Frequency FM: 96.6, 96.7, 97.4, 102.5, 102.8 MHz
MW: 1107 kHz
DAB: 11B
First air date 23 February 1982
Format Hot AC
Audience share 23.8% (December 2013, [1])
Owner Bauer Radio
Sister stations MFR 2
Website www.mfr.co.uk

MFR or Moray Firth Radio is a group of Independent Local Radio stations, serving the Scottish Highlands, Moray, the Orkney islands and parts of north west Aberdeenshire. MFR, owned and operated by Bauer Radio, is based at studios in the Scorguie area of Inverness and forms part of Bauer's City network of stations.

Station information[edit]

MFR logo used from 2001 to 2015.
MFR 2 logo.

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 23 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. The station's content director is ex-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 1 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 2 on AM and DAB 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, switching to the Bauer City 2 network in January 2015. MFR 2 continues to air local news, sports coverage and traffic updates.

MFR 3 launched on Monday 19 January 2015, broadcasting on DAB and online as a locally-branded relay of The Hits Radio aimed at 15-25 year olds, with opt-outs for local news, traffic updates and advertising.[2]

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.

Notable presenters[edit]

MFR networked presenters include Dave Kelly, Kate Lawler and Paddy McGuinness, and syndicated, Marvin Humes and Kat Shoob. MFR 2 presenters include Tony Blackburn, John Leslie and Arlene Stuart, and MFR 3, James Barr, Marvin Humes and Darryl Morris.

News and Sport[edit]

Moray Firth Radio broadcasts local news bulletins with additional national bulletins. Most bulletins are produced by an Inverness-based team of four broadcast journalists and two sport journalists. MFR 2 airs live match commentaries on Inverness Caledonian Thistle's league games during the football season and updates on Ross County, Elgin City and Highland League matches.


  1. ^ Moray Firth Radio takes Gaelic Chart Show, Radio Today, 20 September 2011
  2. ^ Bauer City Network 3 launches on local DAB Radio Today, 19 January 2015

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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Border Telegraph
Mon, 12 Jan 2015 23:52:30 -0800

He helped set up Moray Firth Radio in Inverness and also served as managing director at Northsound in Aberdeen and as head of training for Scottish Radio Holdings. But his greatest achievements arguably came at Radio Borders, which celebrates 25 years ...

The Southern Reporter

The Southern Reporter
Tue, 06 Jan 2015 02:41:15 -0800

Rod was a great innovator and mentor, a commercial radio genius,” said Danny Gallagher, the first Radio Borders breakfast presenter who succeeded Rod as managing director and also went on to run Moray Firth Radio. Rod lived in Galashiels with his ...
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 ...

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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 ...

Aberdeen Press and Journal

Aberdeen Press and Journal
Thu, 08 Jan 2015 23:42:31 -0800

Fiscal depute Ruaraidh MacAllister told the court that Miss MacLean, a former presenter at Inverness based Moray Firth Radio where Noble worked, suffered “anxiety and depression” following the three months of unwanted messages between April 1, 2013 ...

Inverness Courier

Inverness Courier
Fri, 09 Jan 2015 23:01:36 -0800

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Wed, 04 Feb 2015 16:00:00 -0800

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Wed, 07 Jan 2015 04:05:06 -0800

BEGINS the website, radiotoday.co.uk: “Rod Webster, a pioneering Scottish local radio executive who delivered high ratings, major awards and commercial success at a string of stations, has died at the age of 69. “Rod, who died shortly before Christmas, ...

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