Galway Bay FM is an Irish independent local radio station and operates under a licence from the Broadcasting Commission of Ireland. Established in 1989, the station broadcasts from studios in Galway, serving the city and County Galway. Galway Bay FM was originally launched as Radio West and was the first legal local radio station in Galway. Radio West changed its name to Galway Bay FM in 1993. In 2006, the Connacht Tribune newspaper bought the station outright, having previously owned 27% of it.