Category:Radio stations in Hampshire
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The following 28 pages are in this category, out of 28 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 28 pages are in this category, out of 28 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Ceremonial counties of England – The ceremonial counties, also referred to as the lieutenancy areas of England, are areas of England to which a Lord Lieutenant is appointed. The Local Government Act 1888 established county councils to assume the functions of Quarter Sessions in the counties. It created new entities called administrative counties, the Act further stipulated that areas that were part of an administrative county would be part of the county for all purposes. The greatest change was the creation of the County of London, which was both an administrative county and a county, it included parts of the historic counties of Middlesex, Kent. Other differences were small and resulted from the constraint that urban sanitary districts were not permitted to straddle county boundaries, apart from Yorkshire, counties that were subdivided nevertheless continued to exist as ceremonial counties. In 1974, administrative counties and county boroughs were abolished, at this time, Lieutenancy was redefined to use the new metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties directly. Following a further rearrangement in 1996, Avon, Cleveland, Hereford and Worcester, Cleveland was partitioned between North Yorkshire and Durham. Hereford and Worcester was divided into the counties of Herefordshire and Worcestershire. Humberside was split between Lincolnshire and a new county of East Riding of Yorkshire. Rutland was restored as a ceremonial county, many county boroughs were re-established as unitary authorities, this involved establishing the area as an administrative county, but usually not as a ceremonial county. Most ceremonial counties are therefore entities comprising local authority areas, as they were from 1889 to 1974, the Association of British Counties, a traditional counties lobbying organisation, has suggested that ceremonial counties be restored to their ancient boundaries, as nearly as practicable. In present-day England, the ceremonial counties correspond to the shrieval counties, the Lieutenancies Act 1997 defines counties for the purposes of lieutenancies in terms of metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties as well as Greater London and the Isles of Scilly. Although the term is not used in the Act, these counties are known as ceremonial counties. gov. uk
2. Hampshire – Hampshire is a county on the southern coast of England in the United Kingdom. The county town of Hampshire is Winchester, the capital city of England. The larger South Hampshire metropolitan area has a population of 1,547,000, Hampshire is notable for housing the birthplaces of the Royal Navy, British Army, and Royal Air Force. It is bordered by Dorset to the west, Wiltshire to the north-west, Berkshire to the north, Surrey to the north-east, the southern boundary is the coastline of the English Channel and the Solent, facing the Isle of Wight. At its greatest size in 1890, Hampshire was the fifth largest county in England and it now has an overall area of 3,700 square kilometres, and measures about 86 kilometres east–west and 76 kilometres north–south. Hampshires tourist attractions include many seaside resorts and two parks, the New Forest and the South Downs. Hampshire has a maritime history and two of Europes largest ports, Portsmouth and Southampton, lie on its coast. The county is famed as home of writers Jane Austen and Charles Dickens, Hampshire takes its name from the settlement that is now the city of Southampton. Southampton was known in Old English as Hamtun, roughly meaning village-town, the old name was recorded in the Domesday book as Hantescire, and it is from this spelling that the modern abbreviation Hants derives. From 1889 until 1959, the county was named the County of Southampton and has also been known as Southamptonshire. The region is believed to have continuously occupied since the end of the last Ice Age about 12,000 BCE. At this time Britain was still attached to the European continent and was covered with deciduous woodland. The first inhabitants came overland from Europe, these were anatomically and behaviourally modern humans, notable sites from this period include Bouldnor Cliff. Agriculture had arrived in southern Britain by 4000 BCE, and with it a neolithic culture, some deforestation took place at that time, although it was during the Bronze Age, beginning in 2200 BCE, that this became more widespread and systematic. Hampshire has few monuments to show from early periods, although nearby Stonehenge was built in several phases at some time between 3100 BCE and 2200 BCE. It is maintained that by this period the people of Britain predominantly spoke a Celtic language, hillforts largely declined in importance in the second half of the second century BCE, with many being abandoned. Julius Caesar invaded southeastern England briefly in 55 and again in 54 BCE, notable sites from this period include Hengistbury Head, which was a major port. There is a Museum of the Iron Age in Andover, the Romans invaded Britain again in 43 CE, and Hampshire was incorporated into the Roman province of Britannia very quickly
3. Southampton – Southampton, on the south coast of England, is the largest city in the ceremonial county of Hampshire. It is 75 miles south-west of London and 19 miles north-west of Portsmouth, Southampton is a major port and the closest city to the New Forest. It lies at the northernmost point of Southampton Water at the confluence of the Rivers Test and Itchen, the city, which is a unitary authority, has an estimated population of 253,651. The citys name is abbreviated in writing to Soton or Soton. Significant employers in the city include the University of Southampton, Southampton Solent University, Southampton Airport, Ordnance Survey, BBC South, Southampton has a large shopping centre and retail park, Westquay. In 2014, the city approved a follow-up from the Westquay park, WestQuay Watermark. This built-up area is part of the area known as South Hampshire. With a population of over 1.5 million this makes the one of the United Kingdoms most populous metropolitan areas. Archaeological finds suggest that the area has been inhabited since the stone age, following the Roman invasion of Britain in AD43 and the conquering of the local Britons in 70 AD the fortress settlement of Clausentum was established. It was an important trading port and defensive outpost of Winchester, Clausentum was defended by a wall and two ditches and is thought to have contained a bath house. Clausentum was not abandoned until around 410, the Anglo-Saxons formed a new, larger, settlement across the Itchen centred on what is now the St Marys area of the city. The settlement was known as Hamwic, which evolved into Hamtun, archaeological excavations of this site have uncovered one of the best collections of Saxon artefacts in Europe. It is from this town that the county of Hampshire gets its name, viking raids from 840 onwards contributed to the decline of Hamwic in the 9th century, and by the 10th century a fortified settlement, which became medieval Southampton, had been established. Following the Norman Conquest in 1066, Southampton became the port of transit between the then capital of England, Winchester, and Normandy. By the 13th century Southampton had become a port, particularly involved in the import of French wine in exchange for English cloth. The Franciscan friary in Southampton was founded circa 1233, the friars constructed a water supply system in 1290, which carried water from Conduit Head some 1.7 kilometres to the site of the friary inside the town walls. Further remains can be observed at Conduit House on Commercial Road, the friars granted use of the water to the town in 1310. The town was sacked in 1338 by French, Genoese and Monegasque ships, on visiting Southampton in 1339, Edward III ordered that walls be built to close the town
4. Portsmouth – Portsmouth is a port city in Hampshire, England, mainly on Portsea Island,70 miles south-west of London and 19 miles south-east of Southampton. It is the United Kingdoms only island city and has a population of 205,400, the city forms part of the South Hampshire built-up area, which also covers Southampton and the towns of Havant, Waterlooville, Eastleigh, Fareham, and Gosport. The citys history can be traced to Roman times, a significant naval port for centuries, Portsmouth has the worlds oldest dry dock and was Englands first line of defence during the French invasion in 1545. Special Palmerston Forts were built in 1859 in anticipation of invasion from continental Europe. The worlds first mass production line was set up in the city, during the Second World War, the city was a pivotal embarkation point for the D-Day landings and was bombed extensively in the Portsmouth Blitz, which resulted in the deaths of 930 people. In 1982, the city housed the entirety of the forces in the Falklands War. Her Majestys Yacht Britannia left the city to oversee the transfer of Hong Kong in 1997, Portsmouth is one of the worlds best known ports. HMNB Portsmouth is the largest dockyard for the Royal Navy and is home to two-thirds of the UKs surface fleet, the city is home to some famous ships, including HMS Warrior, the Tudor carrack Mary Rose and Horatio Nelsons flagship, HMS Victory. The former HMS Vernon naval shore establishment has been redeveloped as a park known as Gunwharf Quays. Portsmouth is among the few British cities with two cathedrals, the Anglican Cathedral of St Thomas and the Roman Catholic Cathedral of St John the Evangelist, the waterfront and Portsmouth Harbour are dominated by the Spinnaker Tower, one of the United Kingdoms tallest structures at 560 feet. Nearby Southsea is a resort with a pier amusement park. Portsmouth F. C. the citys football club, play their home games at Fratton Park. The city has several railway stations that connect to London Waterloo amongst other lines in southern England. Portsmouth International Port is a cruise ship and ferry port for international destinations. The port is the second busiest in the United Kingdom after Dover, the city formerly had its own airport, Portsmouth Airport, until its closure in 1973. The University of Portsmouth enrols 23,000 students and is ranked among the worlds best modern universities, Portsmouth is also the birthplace of author Charles Dickens and engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel. The Romans built Portus Adurni, a fort, at nearby Portchester in the third century. The citys Old English name Portesmuða is derived from port, meaning a haven, and muða and it was mentioned in an Anglo-Saxon Chronicle entry for the year 501, Her cwom Port on Bretene 7 his. ii
5. BBC Radio Solent – BBC Radio Solent is the BBC Local Radio service for the Isle of Wight and the English counties of Hampshire and Dorset. It was based until 1991 in South Western House, the railway hotel at the old Southampton Terminus station. The station, which began broadcasting on 31 December 1970, is named after the Solent, in 1996 Radio Solent expanded its coverage into West Dorset by taking over neighbouring BBC Dorset FM, which was formerly an opt-out of BBC Radio Devon. In 2013 a new programme targeted specifically for Dorset listeners on 103. 8FM was launched under the name Breakfast in Dorset, the programme comes from a studio complex based in Dorchester and the programme is also broadcast county wide on DAB. The signal for Hampshire on 96.6 FM, BBC Surreys slogan into the news is, The radio station for Surrey & North-East Hampshire. The majority of the programming is produced and broadcast from Southampton. During off-peak hours, BBC Radio Solent also produces regional programming for the South and South East regions. As with all BBC Local Radio stations, it airs the networked weekday evening shows, originating from BBC Radio Leeds. During the stations downtime, BBC Radio Solent simulcasts BBC Radio 5 Live overnight, the stations local presenters include Julian Clegg, Alex Dyke and Paul Miller. Media UK - BBC Radio Solent
6. The Breeze (Andover) – The Breeze is an independent local radio station serving Andover & North West Hampshire and parts of East Wiltshire. The station is owned & operated by Celador Radio and is part of The Breeze network of stations and it broadcasts from studios at Eastgate House in Andover. Originally launched in May 2008 as Andover Sound by ITV regional news presenter Ian Axton, Andover Sound bought out Kick FM, a station serving Newbury & West Berkshire, in June 2009 - it was rebranded as Newbury Sound a month later. Both Andover and Newbury stations were sold to Celador in August 2011, the rebrand took place on Monday 2 April 2012. In January 2012, the Newbury station was co-located to Andover Sounds studios, however, Breakfast and weekday drivetime programming is now presented from Basingstoke with networked output from Southampton broadcast during off-peak hours. Andover Sound was also named as the Radio Academy South Station of the Year in December 2009, at the 2010 Sony Radio Academy Awards, Andover Sound won silver in the News Journalist of the Year category and was nominated in the Station of the Year category. In June 2010, the station was named as the Arqiva Commercial Radio Station of the Year
7. The Breeze (East Hampshire & South West Surrey) – The Breeze is an independent local radio station broadcasting to the Southampton, Portsmouth, Winchester and Four Marks areas of Hampshire, England. It is owned by Celador Radio and is part of The Breeze network of stations, the station has a contemporary easy listening format, playing classic and recent melodic popular music aimed principally at listeners over 40. The station is available online. All programming is now identical across the three licence areas, the Breeze is based at Roman Landing in the Kingsway area of Southampton, sharing facilities with another Celador-owned station in the region, Sam FM. The 107.8 FM service launched under the name SouthCity FM on 5 September 1999. In 2004, the licence was acquired by Southampton Football Club, the service was at this point based at studios within Southampton FCs ground, St Marys Stadium. On 26 July 2007, Southampton FC confirmed it had sold the station to South Wales-based radio group Town & Country Broadcasting - a firm headed by lifelong Southampton FC fan Jason Bryant. The sale led to a rebranding of the station as 107.8 Radio Hampshire from 6 August 2007. Radio Hampshire joined Nation Radio,102.1 Bay Radio,102.5 Radio Pembrokeshire,97.1 Radio Carmarthenshire,97.5 Scarlet FM and 106.3 Bridge FM in the T&CB portfolio. See also Dream 107.2 In 1999, Win 107.2 was launched as a new station serving the Winchester. Owned by Radio Investments Ltd, the station broadcast from a studio at the Brooks Shopping Centre in Winchester town centre, RIL was later bought by The Local Radio Company. TLRC sold Win FM to the Tindle Radio Group in September 2006, the Winchester studios were closed and the 107.2 FM Winchester frequency switched to sharing content with Southamptons service 20 hours a day. A separate local daily breakfast programme for the Winchester licence area was maintained, the Quay broadcast from studios on Twyford Avenue in Portsmouth. In the summer of 2010, Portsmouth F. C. went into administration, Quay Radio was shut down at noon on Friday 30 July 2010 as a result. The station was sold to Celador Radio Broadcasting, who announced that following their purchase of the frequency,107.4 FM would broadcast as part of The Breeze 107 from the end of July 2010. The broadcast rights to Portsmouth F. C. s matches remained with the club and it was agreed days before the start of the 2010–11 Championship season that Express FM, a community station for Portsmouth, would now broadcast the commentary for Portsmouth F. C. matches. See also Delta FM The original Delta Radio first broadcast in January 1990, the station was launched by County Sounds Terry Mann, formerly Programme Director of Radio 210, Reading. After County Sound merged with Radio Mercury to form Allied Radio, Delta Radio was closed down by its new owners in 1992, however, when Mike Powells UKRD Group won the Guildford licence, Delta Radio was relaunched in 1996
8. The Breeze (Basingstoke & North Hampshire) – The Breeze Basingstoke is a local radio station covering Basingstoke and the surrounding area of North Hampshire, UK and is part of The Breeze Network of stations. The Basingstoke station launched on 18 May 1998, and is now owned by Celador, the previous owners Milestone launched a free weekly local newspaper, the Basingstoke Observer, in association with Kestrel FM in 2000. In 2010,107.6 Kestrel FM in Basingstoke was merged with Delta FM in Alton, Bordon, Haslemere, however, initially the old Delta FM frequencies had a separate Breakfast Show, hosted by Dave Trumper. Outside of weekday Breakfast the former Delta Radio frequencies shared with Kestrel FM107.6, by 2011, even this practice seemed to have been discontinued, with all areas receiving programming from Basingstoke. Up until 2012, Kestrel FM was run by the Tindle Radio Group, the station was latterly taken over by Celador and on 16 December 2012, rebranded as The Breeze. The station continues to broadcast programming from its Basingstoke studios, from where regional programming for the Thames Valley, the East Hampshire frequencies were moved to the Southampton-based Breeze station and 107.6 to the Thames Valley station
9. Capital South Coast – Capital South Coast is a regional radio station owned by operated by Global Radio as part of the Capital radio network. It broadcasts to South Hampshire from studios in Segensworth, Fareham, Radio Victory launched as the first local commercial radio service in the South of England in 1975, transmitting to a small area around Portsmouth. The licence was re-advertised by the Independent Broadcasting Authority The extended licence, now to include Southampton, Radio Victory ceased operations in June 1986, a couple of weeks earlier than the expiry date of its franchise, with a test transmission informing listeners of the closure. The East area sounded livelier and there was a softer sound for the West. The new station were received and relevant, as suggested by slogan Were on your wavelength. In 1987, as part of IBAs demand to end simulcasting on FM and AM, the FM West service became The Power FM and East service became Ocean Sound, with the respective AM services becoming The Gold AM. The North service became The Light FM, Power FM launched on Sunday 4 December 1988 at 10 am. Power FM was designed as a competitor to BBC Radio 1 in the area, with a heavy rotation of chart and Top 40 pop and mainstream dance, with quick hourly news. The opening presenter line-up included Pete Wardman, Bernie Simmons, Chris Kelly, Adrian Lovett, Chris Pearson and Judy James. The launch of Power FM was one hour after that of Ocean Sound, Power FM went on to become a very popular radio station, hosting many events including Power in the Park on Southampton Common. Ten in all were held between 1995 and 2004,1997 proved to be the most popular, over 100,000 people watched Ocean Colour Scene perform live. The stations best remembered presenter was Rick Jackson, now with Wave 105, Rick joined the station in 1996 from 2CRFM in Bournemouth, having started his career at Isle of Wight Radio as Richard Pocock. Rick hosted the breakfast show for 11 years, firstly known as Ricks Rude Awakening, then co-hosting with Ana Schofield, Rachel Brookes, Handy Andy produced the show with also featured street-boy Maximum Bob. Rick moved to sister station Ocean FM before leaving altogether to join the regional station to host its drive time show. The merger saw Ocean Sound and The Light FM merging to create Ocean Sound - Classic Hits, later Ocean FM, in 1994, Capital Radio Group, looking for expansion possibilities, purchased Southern Radio plc, which led to on-air sound changes. In 2005, GWR and Capital Radio Group merged to form GCap Media, in 2008, GCap Media was bought by Global Radio. As part of the purchase of the station by Global Radio, Ashley Tabor announced on September 16,2008 that Power would be rebranded, the stations share of audience dropped from 6% before the rebrand to 3. 9% by May 2009. The station was rebranded as 103.2 Capital FM on 3 January 2011 as part of a merger of Global Radios Galaxy, current breakfast presenters Zoe Hanson and Paul Gillies retained their jobs with the relaunched station while Adam Inker moved from his weekday afternoon timeslot to host drivetime