Date: 11th February 2012 at 10:41am
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AFC Bournemouth Chairman Eddie Mitchell has revealed that a new radio station will launch on the 14th February, broadcasting on 102.8FM.

Poole and Bournemouth residents will be able to tune into Hot Radio from 7am, and listen to a combination of new music, classic hits and all the latest news and chat from a host of top presenters.

Formerly known as the Bay 102.8, Hot seeks to engage listeners by continuing it`s predecessors professional approach to programming and maintaining it`s close connection with the community.

Alan Coote, who formed The Bay 102.8 and continues his role as station manager, said, “When other radio stations are closing down and providing shared programming with other parts of the country we are determined to strengthen our ties and commitment with the area.

“I`m delighted that Eddie Mitchell and the team at AFC Bournemouth have got involved as we share the same philosophy.

“The change to Hot Radio brings a stronger brand image to the station both on and off air. We will continue playing great music and provide fun and informative radio for the community we love.”


The station has been broadcasting from new studios at the Seward Stadium over the last two weeks, and has undergone a state of the art transformation at the hands of Eddie Mitchell, who is delighted to be involved.

“As one of the cornerstones of Poole and Bournemouth, this football club has a special place in the heart of our community, and is a brilliant home for an important radio station,” he said.

“We aim to continue the exceptional work done by Alan Coote in the three years since the station`s inception and are looking to extend its appeal to more people in the area.

“All programming and format will be maintained, but we have some big ideas that will be revealed in due course.”


Alan Coote hinted, “Of course, being at the heart of the action means that Hot Radio will be the first stop for all local sports fans. Broadcasting the commentary of Poole Town`s FA Vase tie last year was a massive milestone for an independent company such as The Bay 102.8, and to work so closely with the BBC was very exciting for us.

“We`re committed to supporting not only all our local teams but also our sports men and women in this Olympic year. “


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