Jay Crawford’s Edge Radio launches on DAB in Edinburgh

A radio station backed by former GMG Radio exec Jay Crawford has started broadcasting on DAB in Edinburgh today on the new small-scale multiplex.

Edge Radio has been operating online for over a year and was purchased by Jay in October last year.

Jay has used his experience as the former programme director at Real, Smooth and Rock Radio to bring in a team of presenters together including Mark Martin who worked at Real Radio and Forth One, Jill McLaren who used to co-present the Breakfast Show on Forth One and Brad Yule who worked on Capital Radio.

The team also includes young talent including Matthew Paige, Johnny Togneri, Meghan McKee and Chrissy Meechan.

Edge Radio says it is committed to spending a lot of time on training and development.

Jay, who was one of the original DJs on Radio Forth when it first launched in 1975, said: “I’ve been very lucky to have had a long and successful career and I’m just delighted to be able to share my experience and knowledge with our young up and coming presenters and producers.

“When I was presented with a Fellowship of the Radio Academy in 2008, I said at the time it was the highlight of my career but launching Edge Radio may just eclipse that in 2022.”

Edge Radio will host three main daytime shows, all sponsored by Scottish businesses.

Breakfast will be hosted by Mark Martin and will be sponsored by Belmont Suzuki, mid-day will run from 10-2pm hosted by Brad Yule and sponsored by Kingsgate Shopping Centre and the afternoon drive show 3-7pm will be sponsored by Cartmore Building Supply Company and hosted by Matt Shields.

Mark Martin praised Jay’s contribution to the up-and-coming station: “Jay’s experience has proved invaluable in getting Edge to this point. We’ve got off to a flying start and hope everyone sees the huge potential in the station. We can’t wait to keep building on what we have created.”