|Broadcast area||Poole, and surrounding area|
|Slogan||Community Radio for Poole|
|First air date||8 November 2008|
Hot Radio is a community radio station for Poole, and the surrounding areas offering music and local information. The station started life as "The Bay 102.8" and was awarded a community radio licence by Ofcom in 2007 and began broadcasting at 12:00am on 8 November 2008. Community Radio stations in the UK are required to provide a social gain to the community they serve. Hot Radio is one of a growing number of such stations in the UK.
Based in Poole, Hot radio provides national news from Sky every hour & also provides regular traffic & travel, job information, what's ons and other local information and interviews. The station plays a mix of music from the 80's to today during normal daytime output. Hot radio also provides specialist programming evenings & weekends, including a speech based business programme, Jazz, 60's, 70's, soul, dance, country and a student show. The station has also provided outside broadcasts from the Bournemouth Air Festival every year.
On 8 November 2013, Hot Radio was awarded a 5-year extension by ofcom to continue providing community radio to Poole & the surrounding area.
Current Presenters & Volunteers
- Glen Mitchell - Programme Manager
- Karl Davies - Hot Breakfast
- Daisy Smith - Hot Drive Home
- Geoff Carter - Mid Morning Bit
- Niall Moloney - Evening Show
- Chris Morley - Saturday Mornings
- Natalie Collins - Sunday Mornings
- Sandra O'sullivan - Sunday Afternoon
- Alan Coote - Let's Talk Business
- Jan Hunt - Hot Country
- Ross E B - Ross EB Radio Show
- "Hot Radio takes over from The Bay 102.8". RadioToday. 13 February 2012. Retrieved 2 November 2015.
- Slade, Darren (23 December 2011). "Ofcom inquiry into Eddie Mitchell's decision to buy The Bay radio station". Bournemouth Daily Echo. Retrieved 2 November 2015.
- "Radio station won't be rebranded, says Cherries' chief". Bournemouth Daily Echo. 29 December 2011. Retrieved 2 November 2015.
- Astrup, Juliette (14 December 2006). "Bid for community radio station in town". Bournemouth Daily Ehco. Retrieved 2 November 2015.
- "Community Radio Licence Application Form (2006/07)." (PDF). Ofcom. 14 August 2006. Retrieved 2 November 2015.
- . Seekernews.co.uk http://www.seekernews.co.uk/2013/01/public-transport-hots-up-as-radio-station-unveil-new-bus/. Missing or empty
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