More Radio Worthing

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More Radio Worthing
City Worthing
Broadcast area Worthing, Shoreham, Littlehampton
Slogan Where great music lives
Frequency 107.7 FM
First air date 5 May 2003
Format Adult Contemporary
Owner Media Sound Holdings
Sister stations More Radio Hastings, More Radio Mid-Sussex, More Radio Eastbourne
Website More Radio

More Radio Worthing, formerly[when?] Splash FM, is an Independent Local Radio station serving Worthing, Shoreham, Littlehampton and surrounding areas. It is owned and operated by Media Sound Holdings and broadcasts from studios at The Guildbourne Centre in Worthing, as part of a network of stations across Sussex.

History[edit]

The station was founded in May 2003, the original presenting team at the time of launch included Dave Benson Philips.[citation needed]

In April 2008, the station became part of Media Sound Holdings, after merging with neighbouring radio station Mid Sussex-based Bright FM;[1] in June 2009, the group added Arrow FM in Hastings and Sovereign FM in Eastbourne to their portfolio 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 locally from Splash FM's Worthing studios and shared with Arrow FM, Bright FM and Sovereign FM.[4] The station'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. ^ Splash FM public file
  5. ^ Splash FM public file

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