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Kirsty Baird

Kirsty Baird is crowdfunding

raised of £2,000 target by 58 supporters

Weʼre raising £2,000 to help with ongoing costs of running Chief Radio. Kirsty Baird started this community radio station to support unsigned artists & community

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Kirsty Baird, founded and initially funded Chief Radio in May 2020. Kirsty's band, 'Hanley and the Baird' released the single, 'Follow the Rainbows' which went straight into the Scottish charts at No.3 and No.27 in the UK Download Charts. The success of this was helped only by the bands fanbase and community radio stations across the country.

Commercial Radio stations chose to play only established artists and songs. At which point, Kirsty identified both, a need for a more level playing field for unsigned artists and more choice for listeners. Chief Radio website

The Scottish station will provide radio play opportunities to unsigned artists and experience to individuals who want to work on or run their own radio shows. There are many ways to be involved as a volunteer. You don't have to be the next 'Boogie in the morning' although you may turn out to be.

Kirsty Baird is also the founder and Director of Sing in the City. She believes that everyone should have access to music. Lack of confidence or money should not stop anyone from taking up an instrument or singing in a choir or starting their own business.

Live music should be encouraged and supported as there is a plethora of original music and artists out there that could be tomorrows number 1 and these people should be on Scottish Radio. Community connections should be embraced, it's our world and we should change the things that need changing to make it the best place it can be.

Kirsty funded Chief Radio and will continue to contribute but running a radio station is costly. If anyone is in a position to help with that we would be incredibly thankful. All Chief Radio advertising money will contribute to the running of the station.

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  • Kirsty Baird15 days ago
    Kirsty Baird

    Kirsty Baird

    15 days ago

    We are 7 days away from launch and still working hard to make sure our DJs shows, unsigned artists, software, new equipment is all working as it should. We havn't even played a tune yet but can already see areas where more money is going to have to be spent to improve the service. From this money we have spent £200 to donate to 4 Carehomes for 4 Amazon Alexa speakers to play the Rock the Care home show. Thanks to everyone who has donated so far.

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  • Anonymous


    Aug 3, 2020

    Really enjoying all the great music on Chief Radio. Good to hear the unsigned artists, and Scottish charts. Lots of talented people. Great tunes on Friday night at your Empty Party! Well done to all!

  • Dorothy Lister

    Dorothy Lister

    Aug 1, 2020

    Fantastic first week Kirsty, all the very best for Chief Radio. From our dreams our destiny is created,💪😘x


  • Shinyhead


    Aug 1, 2020

    All the best Kirsty with the venture and good on Kel Kirkland- maybe someone will finally listen to you on the radio 😄


  • Anonymous


    Aug 1, 2020

  • Kirsty with a Y

    Kirsty with a Y

    Aug 1, 2020

    Such a great cause and love listening to you every day. Keep up all the fantastic work you do


  • Perry


    Aug 1, 2020

    Only a small donation I'm afraid, but hope it helps

  • Gillian H

    Gillian H

    Jul 24, 2020

    What an amazing journey!Well done Kirsty!


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Kirsty Baird

Kirsty Baird


Kirsty is the Director of Sing in the City that has raised over £125,000 for charity and community. She is also one half of Hanley and the Baird band. She has worked in music all her life either as a singer, songwriter, a music teacher / coach and a DJ.

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