Public File


Hot Radio:

Hot Radio was designed to put the station at the beating heart of the local community.

With Almost all radio stations now transmitting into the area with no local output, the one thing Covid taught us was the importance of the local community.

Hot Radio provides the listener with up-to-date local traffic and travel, local news & information, competitions, and music from the 90s to now.

We offer support to the local community and have over 100 volunteers on a non-profit basis. Covering Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole, and the rest of Dorset.


Hot Gold:

Remember the Good Times with Hot Gold!

Your online radio station broadcasting direct from Poole.

Playing Up-Beat Positive Music from the '70s '80s & '90s taking you on a journey through ‚Äč

'The Soundtrack Of Your Life'.



Xtra Hot:

Part of the Hot Family, broadcasting on DAB across the southcoast playing music for all ages!



We carry local weather on the hour (daytime), surf report (daytime), and traffic and travel updates during Breakfast and drivetime (weekdays 7-9 am and 4-6 pm).

We also offer Hots positive local news bulletins & have a live link on our website direct with the daily echo for all other news. 


All of the Hot Family output is created for broadcast from our studios, except for some specialist & syndicated shows.

Hot Radio, Hot Gold & Xtra Hot all make 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 popular music from the 00s to today’s current chart hits.

Hot Gold plays popular music from the 70s, 80s & 90s. 

Xtra Hot broadcasts specialist music programs established by local & well-known international DJs, specialising in playing house, garage, funk, soul, rock, reggae, and more.

Complaints Procedure

The Hot Family takes its obligations as a community broadcaster seriously. We attempt to ensure our output is impartial, fair, and appropriate, and does it cause harm or undue offense.

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

Ofcom Annual Report

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

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