SAGA 105.2fm, the Glasgow-based radio station directed at the over-50s, has appointed a news editor in the run up to its 7 September launch, writes Wale Azeez.
Gordon Boag, a former news editor at Radio Clyde, will take up the inaugural role, setting the station’s news agenda as well as managing the news team.
Boag, who has more than 10 years experience in broadcast journalism, joined Radio Clyde in 1997 and was its news editor for five years. He was also a BBC Scotland radio journalist. He said the new station will make a strong impression on listeners in Glasgow and west central Scotland. “I look forward to being able to play a part in making that happen.”
SAGA will broadcast 24 hours a day with regular news updates on local, national and world news. Norman Quirk, managing director of SAGA 105.2fm, said: “When looking for the right person to fill this vacancy we looked for someone who could deliver high-quality news that was tailored to our target audience of people aged 50 and over. Gordon is the perfect person to do this and we are delighted to have someone of his calibre on board. He will be a valuable addition to the team.”
SAGA 105.2fm joins a stable of two other FM radio stations – SAGA 105.7fm in the West Midlands and SAGA 106.6fm in the East Midlands. SAGA also owns national digital radio station, PrimeTime Radio, and the digital channel SAGA Radio.