Lights up for new Kirkcaldy radio station’s first live gig

From left George Morrison (sax), John Murray (K107 FM), Douglas Hunter (bass) & Alan Kyle (guitar).
From left George Morrison (sax), John Murray (K107 FM), Douglas Hunter (bass) & Alan Kyle (guitar).

Kirkcaldy’s newest radio station is counting down to its launch with its first ever live gig.K107FM is hosting Lights Out By Nine at The Duchess on Sunday, June 1.

The rare homcoming gig will see the long-established band unveil a new line-up as they help celebrate the launch of the community radio station, which is based in the Fife Free Press office in Kirk Wynd.

K107FM is currently running test broadcasts ahead of its official summer launch - and the gig marks its first public venture in the heart of town.

Hopes are high of a full house at The Duchess, which has recenrtly hosted several sell-out gigs since its opening in 2013.

John Murray, one of the driving forces behind the new radio station, said: ‘‘It’s one of the best, and friendliest, venues in town - and it is great to see it supporting live music.

‘‘We need that in town.’’

The gig marks a welcome return to Kirkcaldy for a band which has been playing together for over 25 years.

The gig will mark the introduction of its new line-up, which includes a new frontman and the return of original keyboards man, Tom Stirling.

‘‘It’a refresh of a band we know and love,’’ said John.

“They have new material as well as their old hits, and we are really looking forward to a great night.’’

Support will come from duo Hunter Hope, making their debut in Fife.

The night will also be a chance to meet some of the faces behind the micro-phones at K107.

The station has been working with groups from Kirkcaldy High School to Fife College as well as many organisations to build up its schedule of programmes which are currently live online at on FM.

With a VIP launch still in the planning stages, it is moving ahead with its broadcasting plans - and getting a good response.

‘‘The feedback has been very, very good,’’ said John.

‘‘We’re getting great feedback online from many ex-pats - we’ve had emails from america and Australia so far.’’

‘Tickets for the LOBN gig are £8 in advance from the venue or £10 on the door.

Doors open at 7.00 pm.