Hot Radio

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Coordinates: 50°45′26″N 1°55′26″W / 50.7571°N 1.9238°W / 50.7571; -1.9238

Hot Radio
Broadcast area Poole, and surrounding area
Slogan Community Radio for Poole
Frequency 102.8 MHz
First air date 8 November 2008
Format Hot AC
Owner Privately owned

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 regular traffic & travel, job information, what's ons and other local information and interviews. The station plays a mix of music from the 90's to today including upbeat pop, dance, funk, soul and RnB during normal daytime output. Hot radio also provides specialist programming evenings and weekends with local specialist DJ's experienced within their music genre. The station also provides broadcasts from major local events.

Former branding

At 7:00am on 14 February 2012 "The Bay 102.8" re-branded to "Hot Radio 102.8". The last song played on The Bay 102.8 was "Never Can Say Goodbye" by The Communards.

The first song on Hot Radio 102.8 was "Some Like It Hot" by The Power Station when Paul Stevens announced the new brand to listeners.

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[edit]

  • Glen Mitchell - Breakfast & Programme Controller
  • Mark Rush Palmer - Mid Mornings
  • The Hat - Lunchbox Show
  • Niall Moloney - The Afternoon Bit
  • Russel Perry - Hot Drive
  • Chris Morley - Saturday Brunch
  • Sandra O'sullivan - Sunday Brunch
  • Jan Hunt - Hot Country
  • Jake Balmer - Jake Balmer In The Mix
  • Jay Fresh - Urban Fire
  • Koffee Povey - Funk 4 The Folks
  • Bob Povey - Bump & Hustle


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