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About Hot Radio

Hot Radio is a Community Radio Station for Bournemouth Christchurch & Poole conurbation.

It launched in 2008 and is broadcast on 102.8FM and online at www.wearehotradio.com

As a community station, Hot Radio is licensed and regulated by OFCOM Licence Number: CR000120BA/2.

Hot Radio is also licensed to broadcast on the digital DAB platform on a number of local multiplexes in the south of England.


Hot Radio does not carry a national news service and we don’t have a local newsdesk.

We carry local weather on the hour (daytimes), surf report (daytimes) and traffic and travel updates during Breakfast & Drivetime (weekdays 8-9am 5-7pm).


All of Hot Radio’s output is created for broadcast from our studios, except for some specialist & syndicated shows.

Hot Radio makes use of all modern radio production techniques, so some segments within any broadcast hour may be pre-recorded or delivered from an offsite location. This could include phone calls or interviews with guests including celebrities and live broadcasts. Hot Radio also makes use of the latest tools available for presenters to broadcast shows remotely when needed.


Hot radio plays rhythmic music from the 90’s to today’s current chart hits and comprises of the best in dance, soul, funk and RnB.

Hot Radio also broadcasts specialist music programmes evenings & weekends by established local & well known international DJ’s, specialising in playing house, garage, funk, soul, rock, reggae and more.

A full listing of programmes can be found on our website at www.wearehotradio.com

Complaints Procedure

Hot Radio takes its obligations as a community broadcaster seriously. We attempt to ensure our output is impartial, fair and appropriate, nor does it cause harm or undue offence.

Ofcom has broadcasting codes that apply to TV & Radio on its website that we follow. We do our best to ensure that our output is appropriate, but if you have a complaint, then in the first instance, you can contact the Station manager via Email manager@wearehotradio.com

Ofcom Annual Report

You can download and read our latest Annual Report on the Ofcom website.

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