Well known local businessman and charity fundraiser, Michael Pattie, came into the studio, on Mark Smith’s Drivetime show today. Michael explained his incredible journey with the first ever BBC People’s Strictly series which culminated with a televised competion for the trophy, with the results announced on Red Nose Day.
If you missed our live interview, it’s available here as a podcast:
Mark Smith is delighted to be welcoming local fundraiser and national Peoples Strictly contestant, Michael Pattie to the Alive 107.3fm studios tomorrow afternoon (Wednesday 18th March), during his Drivetime show. Tune in on 107.3fm around Dumfries, online here, or through online digital apps and players.
Michael will be in just after 5pm, so don’t miss him talking about the experience of a lifetime during the past few weeks, and his ongoing passion to raise funds for Meningitis Research in memory of his son, David.
Today on Alive 107.3FM Drivetime saw the end of an era with the sad departure of one of the station’s most loved presenters Tony Charlesworth a.k.a Top Cat, who has sadly moved onto new things. Whilst Top Cat promised to remain involved in the station before saying a fond farewell to all of his listeners, having done Friday Drivetime for two years, he will do so in a guest capacity.
All of us at Alive 107.3FM would however like to wish Top Cat all the best for the future, and hope that he will indeed remain involved. He will be sadly missed by all the team and his listeners alike, but don’t worry – if you missed his final show then you can Listen Again here.
Whilst it is still to be confirmed, we are hoping to continue Friday Drivetime with the same team as present, only without Top Cat as the frontman, watch this space for more information.
Unfortunately due to technical difficulties with our equipment which handles internet streaming and Listen Again we are currently streaming at a lower quality than usual. We are working to restore normal service as soon as possible.
Alive 107.3FM would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused and assure you that we are working to resolve the problems as soon as possible.
Over the next week we are upgrading our Internet Streaming services to ensure that we continue to provide you with the best possible service, as well as to ensure that we can maintain a high reliability on all of our services. These changes will likely not affect you at all, if you use third party mobile applications they will automatically update, as will our website – though if you use our Media Player links you will need to generate a new file by clicking for any one of the players.
We hope to keep any downtime to a minimum in order to ensure that you are still able to listen to Alive 107.3FM, your local Community Radio Station, however there may be short periods of downtime. If you find any issues please let us know by e-mail to [email protected] or by filling out our Report A Problem form.
We would like to apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but this maintenance is essential to ensure that we continue to provide a good and reliable service. If you become aware of any Radio Applications which stop working please e-mail us so that we can look into the problem and, where possible, rectify it.
Alive 107.3 are proud to announce we will be broadcasting a very special show this Saturday night.
Join us from 6.15pm as we bring you….
LIVE FROM KINGS…. with ZOE BESTEL.
Zoë will be performing a selection of her own songs and and favourite tracks.
Ali Donowho will be hosting this intimate performance which will be broadcast LIVE on Alive 107.3!!
Ali said ” Zoe has had an amazing year in 2012 and 2013 is going to be even better, she is performing as part of the BIG BURNS SUPPER before heading to Glasgow for CELTIC CONNECTIONS at the end of the month, it’s going to be a great year and we are excited to be part of it!!
Mark Smith from Kings and Alive 107.3 “Drive” presenter said:
“Get yourself along to Kings and be a part of what will be an amazing night. Zoe is an amazing young artist and when the chance arose to broadcast the event LIVE on air we new it was a great idea.”
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Unfortunately due to technical problems with our Listen Again system some recent shows and future shows may not be available, we are working to resolve these issues as soon as possible in order to restore normal service and apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Listen in on Mark Smith’s Drivetime show from 4pm today.
Chrys Salt of the Bakehouse drops in to talk about Hamlet. The Globe Theatre is again back in Dumfries. The open air performances over the last few years have seen ever growing audiences transfixed by incredible performances in the Crichton Grounds.