'Beat FM will be music intensive radio.

Fast, loud, stylish and constantly

evolving, it will feature the popular and natural cross-over of new ground- breaking fOCk and dance.’ Ewan MacLeod

closely involved in finalising plans for the programming mix which will include contributions from our large team of writers. reviewers and researchers.

Another key member of the Beat team is the man behind HIM. the most successful magazine in Britain today. Dundonian .\like Soutar started out at l).(‘. Thomson back in the Xlls but moved south after a few years and joined best-selling teen mag Smash Hits. where he was appointed editor at the tender age of 23. A few years on. he shifted across to take the helm at another EMAP title which was struggling to make an impact in the fiercely competitive men‘s magazine market. In five years. he turned I’HM from a largely unknown publication to the biggest magazine in Britain. liver keen for a new challenge. last year he moved on to head up London's trail blazing dance station. Kiss 100. This year. he’s also joining tip with Beat FM.

liwan Macl.eod a man who‘ll be familiar to anyone who has watched (‘liartbite or The Great Escape. read the Sunday Mail. listened to Subcity. or witnessed his antics as a club

1)] r— is working on the pro- gramming plans for the proposed new station. ‘Beat FM will be music intensive radio. Fast. loud. stylish and constantly evolving. it will feature the popular and natural cross-over of new ground- breaking rock and dance.‘ is liwan's take on the playlist. ‘The station will have attitude. it will champion new talent and play the music my age group want to bear.’

Support for Beat FM has come from many leading musicians. TV presenters and celebrities in Scotland including Sharleen Spiteri and Johnny Mclilhone of Texas. as well as Justin (‘urrie of Del Amitri. (‘arol Smillie and Ally Mc(‘oist have given their high profile backing to the station.

Pin back your cars. we hope you‘ll be hearing much more from us later.

On Tuesday 30 June and Wednesday 1 July, there will be an opportunity for readers to 'Meet the Beat' at two special receptions in Glasgow and Edinburgh. If you would like to come along and find out more, please phone 0141 331 7600 for further details. Alternatively you can write in with comments, suggestions or support to Beat FM,

10 Clairmont Gardens, Glasgow G3 7LW or email to beatfm@bigbeat.co.uk.

To help choose the music you want to hear, see page 9.

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