Capital South

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Capital South
Broadcast areaBrighton and Hove, Hampshire and Sussex
SloganBrighton's No. 1 Hit Music Station
The South Coast's No.1 Hit Music Station
FrequencyFM:
103.2 MHz (Hampshire)
107.2 MHz (Brighton)
DAB:9A(Brighton)
11C (Hampshire)
First air date6 April 2019
FormatContemporary hit radio
OwnerGlobal
WebsiteCapital Brighton
Capital South Coast

Capital South is a regional radio station owned and operated by Global as part of the Capital network. It broadcasts to Brighton and Hove, Hampshire and Sussex from studios in Segensworth, Fareham.

The station launched in April 2019 as a result of a merger between Capital Brighton and Capital South Coast.

Overview[edit]

The regional station originally broadcast as two separate stations.

  • Ocean Sound began broadcasting to Hampshire in October 1986, after taking over the licence previously held by Radio Victory. The FM service for the West of the region was subsequently split off and relaunched as Power FM in December 1988, before becoming part of the Galaxy network in November 2008 and latterly, the Capital network in January 2011.
  • Surf 107 began broadcasting to Brighton and Hove in March 1998, subsequently relaunching as 'Juice 107.2' in 2001. The station was sold to Global from UKRD on 17 January 2018 for an undisclosed amount.[1] The station closed down at midnight on 14 August 2018 and relaunched part of the Capital network in September 2018.

On 26 February 2019, Global confirmed the two Capital stations would be merged, following Ofcom's decision to relax local content obligations from commercial radio.[2]

As of April 2019, regional output consists of a three-hour Drivetime show from Fareham on weekdays, alongside localised news bulletins, traffic updates and advertising for the two areas.[3]

Programming[edit]

All networked programming originates from Global's London headquarters, including Capital Breakfast with Roman Kemp.

Regional programming is produced and broadcast from Global's Fareham studios from 4-7pm on weekdays,[4] presented by Miranda Burns and Dave Goodings.

News[edit]

Global's Newsroom broadcasts hourly localised news updates from 6am-7pm on weekdays and 6am-12pm at weekends with headlines on the half-hour during Capital Breakfast on weekdays. Separate bulletins are produced for Hampshire and Sussex.

The Fareham newsroom also produces bulletins for Heart Solent.[4]

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