Heat Radio

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Heat Radio
Broadcast area United Kingdom
Slogan The UK's Number 1 for Music and Celebrity
Frequency DAB:
11B (Ayr, Bradford, Dundee, Humberside, Liverpool, Teesside)
11C (Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester, South Yorkshire, Tyne & Wear)
12A (Lancashire, Swansea)
12C (London)
12D (Edinburgh, Leeds, Northern Ireland, Stoke-on-Trent)
Freeview: 716
First air date 2003
Format Contemporary
Audience share 0.3% (June 2013, RAJAR)
Owner Bauer Radio
Website Heat

Heat Radio is a British digital radio station, broadcasting to various parts of the UK which launched in 2003 as a non-stop music station. On 25 September 2007, Heat Radio re-launched with presenters and showbiz news throughout the day.[1] The station is owned by Bauer Radio, a division of the company, Bauer which owns the magazine of the same name. In July 2012 the TV channel of the same name launched. Heat Radio forms part of the Bauer Passion portfolio.


From its launch in 2003 broadcasting came from London, where it was located alongside the sister magazine, but moved to Bauer Radio's headquarters in Manchester in April 2009, as part of a cost-cutting programme, to be based alongside its sister radio stations Key 103 and The Hits Radio where music and entertainment news output is sourced.[2]

Some of Heat Radio's presenters voice-track their programmes from Bauer Place stations across the UK, for example weekday breakfast presenter Dan Black is based at Metro Radio in Newcastle upon Tyne, while others host their shows live from Manchester, like weekday afternoons presenter Sarah Powell.[3] Heat Radio also retains a studio in London for Heat Magazine's Lucie Cave and celebrity guests.

Recently the station has been appearing more in heat magazine, with regular adverts, shared content and joint campaigns like a recent promotion with Channel 4's Hollyoaks,[4] and ITV2's The Only Way Is Essex.

Current presenters[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Exciting news: Heat Radio has JUST launched!". Heatworld. 25 September 2007. Retrieved 8 February 2010. 
  2. ^ "Exciting changes on heat Radio!". Heatworld. 23 November 2009. Retrieved 8 February 2010. 
  3. ^ "Sarah Powell joins heat radio". Heatworld. 12 August 2012. Retrieved 9 September 2012. 
  4. ^ heat, radio. "heat does hollyoaks". heat. Bauer. 

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