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96.3 Real Radio XS is a Scottish local radio station owned and operated by GMG Radio. It is based at Ballieston to the east of Glasgow and broadcasts to Renfrewshire, West Central Scotland and Central Scotland. Rock Radio launched in Glasgow as Scotland's first classic rock station by GMG Radio when they bought the licence previous owned by UTV Radio and branded as Q96, playing pop music of all ages. At 6pm local time on January 8th 2007 weeks of automated music was ended with Revolution (song) by The Beatles and Rod Stewart saying "You're in my heart, and you're in my soul Scotland, so let's rock". On 28 July 2011, it was announced that GMG Radio would be rebranding sister station 106.1 Rock Radio as Real Radio XS for its Manchester audience. Around the same, managing director Billy Anderson announced his departure from the station and entered talks with GMG Radio on buying out the station along with a group of private investors. Two months later, GMG announced the station would not be sold off and will be rebranded as '96.3 Real Radio XS' at the end of October 2011. For more info visit: http://www.xfm.co.uk/scotland