You can listen to Paisley FM in multiple ways and on multiple devices.
Engineering test transmission started on 1 March 2019 on 107.5 MHz FM to Paisley, Renfrew, Johnstone and across Renfrewshire. DAB+ digital radio transmission commenced on 12 December 2018. On DAB, search for ‘Paisley FM’ or manually tune to Block 10B frequency: 211.648 MHz. DAB digital radio reception will improve later in April 2019 when a second DAB transmitter comes on-air in Glasgow city centre to serve and west and south of the city with some coverage around Renfrew and Paisley.
Listen on a regular portable FM radio or a traditional ‘hi-fi’ system around the home or in the workplace; when on the move in the car or any other type of vehicle, by using the in-car dashboard tuner; using your mobile phone or tablet; on a laptop or desktop computer. It is the intension to provide ‘Smart Speaker’ voice commands with Alexa and Google Home speakers and devices.
Paisley FM broadcasts on two separate transmitted wavebands.
To Paisley and Renfrewshire on the analogue FM waveband at 107.5 MHz – that’s up at the very ‘top of the dial’ where you can go no further!
To the Glasgow city area on the DAB digital radio waveband. Stations or ‘programme services’ are usually shown on the digital display alphabetically. So just scroll along until you reach PAISLEY and press ‘select’ on your DAB portable or in the car. Paisley FM transmits on DAB using the superior AAC coding which is the DAB+ version of Digital Audio Broadcasting. DAB+ was introduced in 2011 to provide more robust reception and improved audio quality.
It would be a good idea to save PAISLEY as one of your stored stations/services. Most DAB digital radio sets let you hold down on the Select button for two or three seconds to save the service. If you can’t find PAISLEY on your DAB radio or DAB in your car, your digital radio may need to do a ‘full auto tune’ or ‘full-scan’. Press on the Autotune or Autoscan button for 3 seconds and the radio will do a ‘full auto scan’ and it is likely that you will received PAISLEY. Make us one of the pre-set favourites!
FM waveband: PAISLEY will be displayed if the radio has RDS (Radio Data System, which is a basic text and data display for FM radio broadcasting) and most hi-fi tuners have this facility together with portable radio sets. RDS is standard as part of the in-car entertainment/radio systems. Listening on the move in-car or any vehicle to Paisley FM 107.5 covers Paisley, Renfrew, Johnstone and across Renfrewshire. In-car reception is possible over a wider area to include west, north and south Glasgow plus most of West Dunbartonshire to include Clydebank and Dumbarton. Coverage in Renfrewshire extends to Inverclyde and the village of Kilmacolm and parts of Port Glasgow.
You can also listen to Paisley FM 107.5 on your mobile device, Smartphone, tablet or laptop by using the Listen Live button on this website front page.
Voice recognition audio devices are becoming increasingly popular. For example, Amazon Echo, which is a hands-free speaker you control with your voice. Echo connects to the Alexa Voice Service. There are other Smart Speakers, including from Google with Google Home. This brings the power of Google and the convenience of voice-interaction into the living room with a Google Home hands-free smart speaker.
In due course, Paisley FM will be accessible by using Amazon Echo and other ‘Alexa’ activated devices.