BBC Radio Solent

The Sound of the South/The Sound of Dorset
British radio stations

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Facts and stats

BBC Radio Solent is the BBC Local Radio service for the Isle of Wight and the English counties of Hampshire and Dorset.Wikipedia

Editorial areaSouth & mid-Hampshire, Dorset and Isle of Wight
Most playedColdplay X BTS, Adele, Tom GrennanRadiomonitor
Audience figures245,000 weekly listenersRAJAR September 2021
Launched31 December 1970
Former namesBBC Dorset FM (Dorset only)

Contact BBC Radio Solent

Postal addressBroadcasting House
Havelock Road
SO14 7PW
+44 23 8063 1311
+44 345 303 0961
Official website

Social media

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Latest news stories

BBC Radio Solent caller trends on Twitter
RadioToday - published 24 March 2020, 4.51pm gmt
BBC Radio Solent makes Christmas promo video
RadioToday - published 28 November 2017, 2.40pm gmt
Fox to present radio show - published 29 April 2015, 9.40am bst


Alun Newman Producer
Charlotte Foot Journalist
Daniel Baker Presenter
David Sheppard Presenter
David Allen Presenter
Ed Sherry Producer, Breakfast Show
Emily Hudson Producer, Drivetime
Jon Cuthill Presenter
Louisa Hannan Presenter
Mike Powell Presenter
Neil Sackley Presenter
Nicola Murry Head of News
Paul Miller Presenter
Rebecca Parker Senior Producer/Presenter
Sarah Miller Programme Director
Steve Harris (2) Presenter
Steve Woodhall BBC Local Radio Music Manager
Tim Daykin Presenter
Tristan Pascoe Presenter

…at BBC

Alistair Tyne Engineer
Amol Rajan Media Editor
Chris Roberts Project Engineer
Fran Unsworth Director - BBC News
Helen Boaden Director of BBC Radio
James Harding Director of News and Current Affairs
James Purnell Director of radio education arts music learning and children
James Purnell Director of Strategy
Richard Sharp Chairman
Tim Davie Director General

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