A Scottish radio station owned and run by musicians. For people who want to listen to more flexible playlists with more than one genre of music, and not governed by the UK official charts.
Providing radio play opportunities to unsigned artists and opportunities for DJs far and wide that can provide engaging and entertaining shows. Kirsty is extremely passionate about local communities and making music accessible for all and Chief Radio has a very hands on approach to connecting with people.
Kirsty Baird, founded Chief Radio in May 2020. Kirsty's band, 'Hanley and the Baird' released the single, 'Follow the Rainbows' which went straight into the Scottish charts at No.3 and No.27 in the UK Download Charts. The success of this was helped by the bands fanbase and community radio stations across the country.
Commercial Radio stations chose to play only established artists and songs. At which point, Kirsty identified both, a need for a more level playing field for unsigned artists and more choice for listeners.
Kirsty is also the Director of Sing in the City. This business along with their members have raised over £125k for charity and community. She believes that everyone should have access to music whether it's in the taking up of an instrument or joining a choir. Music and community will be at the heart of everything we do. This is what inspires Kirsty and so, Chief Radio was born.