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Sportsound is BBC Radio Scotland's main radio sports show. It provides coverage to listeners on medium wave, FM and DAB Digital Radio and is best known for its exclusive live commentary of Scottish Premier League football games. It is broadcast 7 days a week, and on on-match days has a 1915–2200 slot on 810 MW. On Saturdays, at least two matches are broadcast by MW, and the main FM frequency with the Open All Mics feature broadcast on the BBC Radio nan Gàidheal frequency and the remaining matches online where the other matches are simulcast.


  • Richard Gordon (host of most live matches; sometimes works as a commentator)
  • Dougie Vipond (host when Richard Gordon is unavailable or commentating)
  • Annie McGuire (host of midweek shows and Friday 'Footloose' edition)
  • Kenny MacIntyre (host of midweek shows)
  • Kheredine Idessane (a further host of the midweek shows)
  • Jim Spence (a host, formerly of the now defunct 90 Minutes - which was replaced by the weekday Sportsound)
  • Stephen Craigan (co-host of The Pitch on Sportsound on Tuesday evenings)
  • Jack Ross (co-host of The Pitch on Sportsound on Tuesday evenings)



Gordon Smith also used to provide analysis, but has given up all media work since taking over as chief executive of the Scottish Football Association.

In addition, managers or assistant managers of Scottish Premier League clubs can be heard as "guest" analysts, especially for Sunday games.

Pitchside reporters

Both reporters also provide reports for Sportscene.

Former commentators

  • Alasdair Alexander
  • David Francey
  • Donald Garden
  • Derek Rae

Former presenters

  • Tom Ferrie
  • Derek Rae
  • Roy Small


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