The Hits Radio

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This article is about the European radio station. For the New Zealand radio station, see The Hits (radio station).
The Hits Radio
Broadcast area United Kingdom
Slogan More Hit Music
Frequency DAB:
11B (Humberside, Liverpool, Teesside)
11C (Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester, South Yorkshire, Tyne & Wear)
12A (Lancashire)
12C (London)
12D (Edinburgh, Leeds)
Freeview: 711
First air date 2003
Format Contemporary pop music
Audience share 0.3% (June 2013, RAJAR)
Owner Bauer Radio
Sister stations Kerrang Radio
Heat Radio
Smash Hits Radio
Planet Rock

The Hits Radio is a popular mainstream music channel operated by Bauer Media. The Station forms part of the Bauer Passion Portfolio. It is the biggest digital commercial radio station in Europe.

The station presents a mix of music genres along with chat and regular news updates. It has the same logo identity as the former The Hits television channel.

The station broadcasts from Manchester with a line up of young presenting talent and established presenters from various stations within Bauer Radio's Bauer Place & Passion stations.


The current schedule is:[1]

The Hits Radio Presenters[edit]

  • Darryl Morris (Weekday Breakfast 07:00-10:00)
  • Michael Blades (Weekdays 10:00-14:00)
  • Listener Playlist (Weekdays 14:00-15:00)
  • Will Manning (Weekdays 15:00-19:00)
  • Stu Tolan (Weekdays 19:00-22:00)

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  • Maxwell Smalley (cover)
  • Martin Lowes (Saturday & Sunday 07:00-10:00)
  • Danny Mylo (Saturday 14:00-18:00) (Monday-Thursday, 22:00-00:00)
  • Olivia Jones (Sunday 22:00-00:00)


Network Presenters[edit]

  • Stu Tolan (In:Demand)
  • Dave Kelly (Saturdays 18:00-22:00)
  • Paul Webster (Saturdays 22:00-01:00)
  • Marvin Humes (The Vodafone Big Top 40) (Sundays 16:00-19:00)

News Team[edit]

  • Aileen O'Sullivan (Breakfast Reader)
  • Alex Darby (Afternoon Reader)
  • John Pickford (Head of News)


  1. ^ On Air - Station Schedule The Hits Radio

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