The Final Whistle Scottish Football Show to go it alone


Since March 2014, the guys over at PULSE 98.4FM have aired Scotzine’s football show ‘The Final Whistle’ on their station, first every Thursday and then recently moving to a Sunday night – but now we have taken the decision to quit the station and go solo with immediate effect.

While we appreciated PULSE giving us time and equipment to broadcast our show to listeners in the Glasgow area & beyond, we have increasingly felt that our time has been cut with demands to play more and more local features as well as numerous ads unrelated to the show, cutting our time to talk about the game we love by at least 15 minutes or more.

This means we were lucky to get around 40-45 minutes out of a supposed hour time slot – not giving us enough time to talk about all the issues that occur each week and therefore rushing through subjects just to fit it all in.

We understand fully that PULSE have a duty to broadcast advertisements as well as local features given they need to cover their own costs and are a community station – but sadly these demands have impacted our show severely.

With that in mind, we have now invested in recording equipment and shall be producing The Final Whistle free from station constraints. This gives us a flexibility to not only record on location, but also to record when we want and for how long we want.

That means this season will see new features on The Final Whistle – from one on one interviews to special features centred around specific games and much more.

This investment also means that we are open to produce further podcast shows – whether club specific, league specific or focusing on other sports. So if you are interested in producing a podcast show [without the hassle of learning the technical side of things or buying the equipment yourself]then get in touch with us now via editor@scotzine.com.

We would once again like to thank PULSE 98.4FM for all their help, but feel that we need to go it alone to do the features that we want to do.


About Author


Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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