Atlantic FM

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Atlantic FM
Broadcast areaCornwall, United Kingdom
Frequency105.1 and 107 MHz
First air date6 July 2006
Last air date6 May 2012
OwnerGlobal Radio

Atlantic FM was an Independent Local Radio station serving Cornwall. Original staff included MD Jim Trevelyan, PC Mark Chapple, and News Editor Jamie Reed. Plus 4 news reporters, 4 presenters, 6 sales people, a station coordinator, plus some freelance staff. The station began broadcasting at 7:30am on 6 July 2006 by Mark Chapple 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 James Dundon, 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.


  1. ^ Atlantic 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[permanent dead link],, 19 April 2012

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