Mansfield 103.2 FM

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Mansfield 103.2
Mansfield 103.2 logo.png
Broadcast area North Nottinghamshire
North-East Derbyshire
Slogan The Home of Great Music
Frequency 103.2 MHz FM
First air date 1 February 1999
Format Contemporary
Audience share 10.4% (September 2013, Rajar listening figures)
Transmitter coordinates 53°08′26″N 1°13′59″W / 53.1405°N 1.2330°W / 53.1405; -1.2330Coordinates: 53°08′26″N 1°13′59″W / 53.1405°N 1.2330°W / 53.1405; -1.2330
Owner Murfin Music International
Website Mansfield 103.2

Mansfield 103.2 FM is an Independent Local Radio station in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, serving the areas of Mansfield and Ashfield in Nottinghamshire and nearby Bolsover in Derbyshire.[1]

Shared transmitter at Fishpond Hill

It was launched in 1999 after winning a licence to broadcast from the Radio Authority in 1998.[2] It is based at the Brunts Business Centre, near the centre of Mansfield, and uses a shared transmitter mast sited at Fishpond Hill,[3] on the outskirts of Mansfield near to Skegby.[4]

Mansfield 103.2's Managing Director is Tony Delahunty and the Managing Editor is Ian Watkins.[5]

The station is Mansfield's only local radio station and is one of the town's major sources of news and sports coverage.

Schedule & Presenters[edit]

Daytime Schedule[edit]

  • News on the hour, mix of local and national/international from Sky News
  • Breakfast With Barghy (6am-10am)[6]
  • 10 - 1 with Matt Freeman (10am-1pm)[7]
  • Watko In The Afternoon (1pm-6pm)[8]

Evenings/Weekend & Specialist Presenters[edit]

[citation needed]

News & Sport coverage[edit]

Mansfield 103.2 has a dedicated News & Sport team based at Samuel Brunts Way, staffed by Managing Editor Ian Watkins, broadcast journalists James Brandon, Jason Harrison, Alex Dye & Craig Priest. Each Saturday in the football season, there are regular updates on local games in the area including Mansfield Town, Chesterfield F.C. Derby County, Nottingham Forest, Notts County, South Normanton Athletic F.C., Glapwell F.C., Shirebrook Town F.C. and Sutton Town F.C..[citation needed]

Outside Broadcasts[edit]

Mansfield 103.2 has an outside broadcast unit named Fix Auto Street Crusader.[14] The vehicle is manned by Commercial Producer & Engineer Matt Freeman with an OB team and is used for visits local charities, public events, openings, businesses and services.[15]

Sales Team[edit]

Mansfield 103.2 have a dedicated sales team, led by Sales Director Peter Topley, with Paul Chadbourne - the Sales Consultant, followed by Dave Plowright and Kim Waite, both Advertising Executives.[citation needed]

Alleged ghost incident[edit]

On 28 July 2008 during the John B Tannen breakfast show, newsreader Ian Watkins was alone in the studio preparing for the 8am news. At 8:00 precisely, just after the news jingle was played, a voice was clearly heard on air whispering "time". Watkins had heard the voice through his headset and prevented him from starting the bulletin. Nobody else was in the studio at the time.[citation needed]

Most Haunted presenter Richard Felix appeared on the show the following day to discuss the incident: It sounds like a man's voice - almost like an old Head Master that may have been here - I mean this is a former school that has been here since the 1890s so we've had a lot of emotion here.[citation needed]

The Gooseberry Pork Pie[edit]

In July 2010, Mansfield 103.2 revived a 70-year-old Mansfield Tradition of a Gooseberry Pork Pie. Years ago in Mansfield, the town would celebrate with a giant Pork Pie filled with Gooseberrys. The pie wasn't made since the end of the second world war, but in July 2010 The Breakfast Show brought back the tradition, by creating a batch of small gooseberry filled pies with the help of local butchers.[16]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ [1] Mansfield 103.2 FM Official site."Advertising" catchment area section. Retrieved 11-10-2013
  2. ^ [2] Mansfield 103.2 FM Official site."Our History" section. Retrieved 11-10-2013
  3. ^ [3] Wikimapia. Retrieved 11-10-2013
  4. ^ [4] The Transmission Gallery. Retrieved 11-10-2013
  5. ^ [5] Mansfield 103.2 FM Official site."Who's who" section. Retrieved 11-07-2013
  6. ^ Shows - Breakfast Retrieved 13 February 2016
  7. ^ Presenters - Norman Cox Retrieved 20 December 2015
  8. ^ Shows - Afternoon Retrieved 13 February 2016
  9. ^ Presenters - Koa Maddock-Bradley Retrieved 20 December 2015
  10. ^ Shows - In Control Retrieved 20 December 2015
  11. ^ Presenters - Andy Channing Retrieved 20 December 2015
  12. ^ Presenters - Sunday afternoons Retrieved 20 December 2015
  13. ^ Shows - Sunday afternoons Retrieved 20 December 2015
  14. ^ Mansfield 103.2 News 20 July 2013 "Mansfield 103.2 will be there with the Vision West Notts Street Crusader so come down and say hello." Retrieved 2014-03-26
  15. ^ Handing over keys to Street Crusader, 15 April 2014. Retrieved 9 December 2015
  16. ^ [6] 'Our Mansfield and Area' website administered by Mansfield District Council Museum Mansfield's Gooseberry Pork Pie - "A traditional dish from the Mansfield July Fair" Retrieved 2014-02-03

[7] Rajar Listening Figures, Retrieved 2014-02-03

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