Greatest Hits Radio West Sussex

  (Redirected from Spirit FM (UK radio station))

Greatest Hits Radio West Sussex is an Independent Local radio station owned and operated by Bauer as part of the Greatest Hits Radio Network. It broadcasts to West Sussex.

Greatest Hits Radio West Sussex
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Broadcast areaWest Sussex
Frequency
  • 96.6 MHz (Goodwood)
  • 102.3 MHz (Littlehampton)
  • 106.6 MHz (Midhurst)
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SloganThe good times sound like this
Programming
FormatClassic hits
Ownership
OwnerBauer Radio
History
First air date
21 April 1996
Links
WebsiteGHR West Sussex

HistoryEdit

 
Entrance to Peterborough's business park at Lynch Wood, where Bauer Media's HQ is located.

Spirit FM began broadcasting in April 1996 as an independent radio station. Its original chairman was David Palmer. The founding MD was Steve Oates.

In June 2020 Bauer announced that the station "will be rebranded as “Greatest Hits Radio”, offering classic hits from the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s".[1]

Spirit FM was awarded the licence to broadcast to West Sussex by the former Radio Authority, now Ofcom, in 1995 and was a radio station that was part of the UKRD Group[2][3] In 2020, after being acquired by Bauer from UKRD, it become part of the national Greatest Hits Radio brand, while later in the year many of the ex-presenters of Spirit FM were hired by a new local DAB station called V2 Radio.[4]

ProgrammingEdit

Greatest Hits Radio is wholly owned by Bauer Radio and has a quasi-national programme format.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The future of Spirit FM". Spirit FM. 3 June 2020. Retrieved 25 June 2020.
  2. ^ https://media.info/radio/stations/greatest-hits-radio-west-sussex
  3. ^ https://radiotoday.co.uk/2020/05/most-of-acquired-bauer-stations-to-become-greatest-hits-radio/
  4. ^ https://radiotoday.co.uk/2020/10/v2-radio-to-fill-spirit-fm-gap-in-west-sussex/

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