I've been thinking about the significance of the number 7. Lots of people consider it a lucky number. You've got the 7 Wonders of the World, Snow White and her Seven Dwarfs, the 7 Deadly Sins, The Magnificent Seven and of course the number of days (and nights) in the week. And that's why I've been giving it some thought. For over 2 years now, we've been broadcasting 5 Zones a week, overnight on BBC Radio Scotland's Medium Wave frequency.
This week, we're making a momentous leap and broadcasting across 7 nights as well as shifting over to the FM frequency which means that for the first time in our history, we'll be a 24/7 FM station. I'm not going to bore you with the many reasons behind why we're doing this. All you need to know is that it means you get the chance to hear even more brilliant programmes from our vast and ever expanding archive. And don't worry, you don't have to actually stay awake between the hours of half past midnight and 6am to hear our Zones. They're available for you listen to online via the BBC Radio Scotland website, either as a continuous stream, or by choosing individual chapters of the Zone via the BBC iPlayer.
To coincide with our hijacking of the overnight schedule, our friends at Get It On have taken contributor madmacfraeclydebank up on his suggestion to give next week over to Zones-themed programmes. Tune into Bryan every week night after the 6 o'clock news.