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Bob McWilliam – Classic Rock


Bob is a founder director of Paisley FM 107.5 and presents an hour of Classic Rock on Friday nights at 12 midnight until 1.00am Friday.

Apart from the rock music he grew-up with in the 1970s to today’s best of modern rock, he also has an interest in Celtic/folk/singer-songwriter music since the early 1970s when he was a ‘roadie’ for the then popular band, The Crofters from Clydebank.  The Celtic Connections winter festival in Glasgow gave him the inspiration to launch ‘Celtic Music Radio’ which launched full-time in January 2008 with a community licence on 1530AM.  Bob put together the Ofcom licence application to transmit on FM, which was successful and from 1 July 2014 Celtic Music Radio started transmission in stereo on 95FM to the Glasgow area.

Bob has worked mostly in the media in national and local newspaper sales and marketing with the ‘Paisley & Renfrewshire Gazette’ group of weekly newspapers; in local commercial radio with Radio Clyde and as a founder director of Paisley based Q96 when the commercial radio station launched on 96.3 FM in September 1992.  He then had a four year stint as a director with Castle Rock FM 103 in Dumbarton which was rebranded as Your Radio.  Bob was with the BBC for 15 years as Programme Co-ordinator for the Jimmy Young Programme on BBC Radio 2 when at the BBC Radio Helpline and then he was a ‘digital champion’ with BBC Reception Advice for the digital television switchover and at BBC Information.

Bob was a former Governor/director with Heartland Radio Foundation Ltd., t/a Heartland FM across Highland Perthshire.

He is also a Director of Paisley FM (2017) Limited, which was awarded an Ofcom community radio licence in February 2018 to serve Paisley and Renfrewshire. Paisley FM 107.5 came on-air on 1 March 2019 and on DAB+ digital radio across Glasgow.

Bob has lived in the Renfrewshire for 43 years.

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