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Meet The News Team

Original 106 is uniquely placed to bring our listeners an unrivalled news service with live, local bulletins from 6am til 7pm. During the late evenings and overnight Original 106 carries live bulletins from our partners at Sky News, coupled with summaries of local news.



Original 106 employs three full time journalists-

Alastair Gossip – head of news and sport:

Alastair has risen through the ranks of the Original 106 news team since joining as a freelance journalist in 2013. Growing up in the north-east, he graduated from Robert Gordon University with an honours degree in journalism.

In his time with Original 106, Alastair’s covered the merger of Police Scotland, the fatal Sumburgh helicopter crash, and the redevelopment of Aberdeen city centre.

Allister Thomas – senior journalist:

Born in Aberdeen, Allister graduated from RGU in 2014 with a first class Honours degree in Journalism.

During his time at university, he spent time working at a local press agency, getting bylines in Scotland’s national newspapers before pursuing his passion for broadcast and joining the Original 106 team.

He’s since covered events including the independence referendum and the ongoing controversy surrounding city’s Marischal Square development.


Mike Taylor – Journalist

Born in Carnoustie, Mike graduated in 2017 from RGU with a a 2:1 in Journalism.

He has been freelancing at Original 106 for over a year and is now a full time member of staff. And he likes German things.

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