The Hits Radio

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This article is about the UK radio station. For the New Zealand radio station, see The Hits (radio station).
The Hits Radio
The Hits Radio logo.png
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 City 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 & Sunday 10:00-13:00 )
  • Listener Playlist (Weekdays 14:00-15:00)
  • Oliva Jones (Weekdays 15:00-19:00)
  • Maxwell Smalley (cover)
  • Elliott Holman (Saturday & Sunday 07:00-10:00)
  • Danny Mylo (Monday-Thursday 22:00-00:00 & Saturday 14:00-18:00)
  • Luke Franks (Sunday 22:00-00:00)
  • James Everton (The Hit Mix Saturdays 18:00-22:00)
  • Scott Clarke (Saturday 10:00-14:00)
  • Richie Pearson (Sunday 13:00-16:00)
  • Connor Phillips (Cover)

Network Presenters[edit]

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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