BBC Radio Solent

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

Listen to BBC Radio Solent

You can hear BBC Radio Solent on DAB Digital Radio, FM, Radioplayer UK and online

Facts and stats

BBC Radio Solent is the BBC Local Radio service for the Isle of Wight, South Hampshire and South, Eastern and West Dorset.

An opt-out service for Dorset, BBC Radio Solent for Dorset broadcasts on 103.8 FM in West Dorset, DAB on the Bournemouth DAB multiplex which covers Southern and Eastern Dorset and on BBC Sounds.

Editorial areaSouth & mid-Hampshire, Isle of Wight & Eastern, South & West Dorset
Most playedNoah Kahan, Teddy Swims, Lewis CapaldiRadiomonitor
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

Twitter@BBCRadioSolent (66,720 followers) compare
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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

Amol Rajan Media Editor
Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson Non-Executive Director
Beth Parsons Broadcast Journalist, BBC Look North Yorkshire
Bob Shennan Group Managing Director
Charlotte Moore Chief Content Officer
Chris Roberts Project Engineer
Dame Elan Closs Stephens Member for Wales
Deborah Turness CEO of News and Current Affairs
Gautam Rangarajan Group Director of Strategy and Performance
Glyn Isherwood Chief Operating Officer (2)
Helen Boaden Director of BBC Radio
Ian Hargreaves Non-Executive Director
June Sarpong Director of Creative Diversity
Ken MacQuarrie Director of Nations & Regions
Kerris Bright Chief Customer Officer
Leigh Tavaziva Chief Operating Officer
Richard Sharp Chairman
Robbie Gibb Member for England
Shirley Garrood Non-Executive Director
Sir Nicholas Serota Senior Independent Director
Steve Morrison Member for Scotland
Tim Davie Director General
Tom Fussell CEO - BBC Studios
Tom Glenwright Producer

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