More Radio Mid-Sussex

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More Radio Mid-Sussex
Broadcast area Burgess Hill, Haywards Heath and Lewes
Slogan Where great music lives
Frequency 106.4 MHz, 106.8MHz
First air date 31 March 2001
Format Contemporary
Owner Media Sound Holdings
Sister stations More Radio Hastings, More Radio Eastbourne and More Radio Worthing
Website More Radio

More Radio Mid-Sussex, formerly Bright FM, is an Independent Local Radio station serving Burgess Hill, Haywards Heath, Lewes and surrounding areas. It is owned and operated by Media Sound Holdings and broadcasts from studios in Worthing, as part of a network of stations across Sussex.

Recent history[edit]

In 2005, Bright FM launched a second transmitter on 106.8 FM, extending its service to Lewes.

In April 2008, the station became part of Media Sound Holdings, following a merger with neighbouring radio station Worthing-based Splash FM.[1] In June 2009, Media Sound Holdings added Arrow FM in Hastings and Sovereign FM in Eastbourne to their group from TLRC.[2]

In November 2010, Ofcom approved a request to share programming across all four stations, stating the changes would not substantially alter the character of the service.[3]

Programming[edit]

All programming on the station is produced from Media Sound's Worthing studios and shared with Arrow FM, Sovereign FM and Splash FM with opt-outs for local news and advertising.[4] The network's presenters include Chris Birks and Hayley Hammond (weekday breakfast), Anna Bingham (weekday daytime) and Simon Osborne (weekday drivetime).

Local news airs every hour from 6am to 6pm on weekdays and from 8am to 12pm on Saturdays with headlines on the half-hour during weekday breakfast and drivetime shows.[5] National news bulletins from Sky News Radio are carried hourly at all other times.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bright and Splash to merge Radio Today, 8 April 2008
  2. ^ TLRC sells Arrow and Sovereign Radio Today, 29 June 2009
  3. ^ "More sharing for Sussex stations". 7 December 2010. Retrieved 21 February 2011. Sussex radio stations Splash, Sovereign, Bright and Arrow have been given permission to share all programmes across the stations, Ofcom has announced. 
  4. ^ Bright FM public file
  5. ^ Bright FM public file

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 50°57′18″N 0°07′52″W / 50.955036°N 0.131116°W / 50.955036; -0.131116