Atlantic FM

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Atlantic FM
Broadcast area Cornwall, United Kingdom
Frequency 105.1 and 107 MHz
First air date 6 July 2006
Format AC
Audience share 4.5% (Jun 2011, [1])
Owner Global Radio

Atlantic FM was an Independent Local Radio station serving Cornwall. The station began broadcasting at 7:30am on 6 July 2006, and broadcast from studios at St Agnes. The station, aimed at 25 to 54 year olds, mainly played Adult Contemporary music with national & local news and information, including surf reports for Cornish towns and locations including Newquay & Polzeath on the North Cornwall coast, and Whitsand Bay on the South Cornwall coast.

On 19 March 2012, it was announced that Global Radio had bought the station from joint owners Tindle Radio and Camel Media.[1]

The station became part of the Heart Network and merged with Heart Devon on 7 May 2012 to form Heart South West. Local breakfast and drive programming is broadcast from Heart's Exeter studios with a sales office based at Atlantic's former studios at St Agnes.[2] A separate Drivetime show for Cornwall is retained, currently presented by Victoria Leigh, alongside hourly local news bulletins throughout the day.[3] The last programme on Atlantic FM, presented by Matt Bunt, aired on Sunday 6 May 2012.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Altantic FM sold to Global to become Heart, RadioToday, 19 March 2012
  2. ^ UKRD responds to Atlantic's Heart switch, RadioToday, 19 March 2012
  3. ^ Heart Q and A, atlantic.fm, 19 April 2012

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