Hits Radio UK

The Biggest Hits, The Biggest Throwbacks
British radio stations

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Facts and stats

Hits Radio is a local contemporary hit radio station for Manchester and a quasi-national digital radio station for the UK which replaced Key 103 and The Hits.

Editorial areaUK
FormatTop 40
Most playedJoel Corry x MNEK, Topic feat. A7S, Dermot KennedyRadiomonitor
Launched2 April 1974
OwnerBauer Media Group (UK)
National salesBauer Media Group (UK)
Members ofRadiocentre
Former namesPiccadilly Radio 261
Piccadilly Radio
Piccadilly Key 103
Key 103
The Hits

Contact Hits Radio UK

Postal addressCastle Quay
M15 4PR
+44 161 288 5000
+44 161 288 0103
Official website

Social media

Twitter@hitsradiouk (158,637 followers) compare
Twitter: Newsdesk@hitsmcrnews (30,891 followers) compare
Twitter: Jobs@BauerMediaJobs (19,874 followers) compare
FacebookHits Radio (452,894 likes) compare
Data is from 2019. Feature awaiting Facebook re-authorisation.

Latest news stories

Radio station launches for the village of Lymm
RadioToday - published 8 September 2020, 8.17am edt
Gethin, Gemma and Dave exit Hits Radio Breakfast Show
RadioToday - published 29 May 2019, 4.00am edt
New books helps broadcasters to Keep It Legal
RadioToday - published 7 August 2018, 10.36am edt
Century 105.4 reunion planned for Border staff
RadioToday - published 23 July 2018, 7.27am edt
Podcast: Mike Toolan and Local Radio Day
RadioToday - published 31 May 2018, 6.07am edt

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Danny Bates Network Manager
Fleur East Breakfast Presenter
Gemma Atkinson Presenter
Greg Burns Presenter
Hattie Pearson Presenter
James Barr Breakfast Presenter
Jennie Longdon Presenter
Joe Thomas Head of Production - Hits Radio Networks
John Pickford Editor In Chief - Bauer Radio News
John Isherwood Presenter
Jordan Lee Presenter
Joseph Packman Producer
Kate Holdsworth Journalist
Lizzy Holroyd Marketing Manager
Lucy Ward Journalist
Matt Haslam Breakfast Producer
Melissa Webster Sales Director
Michelle Ponting Journalist
Michelle Livesey Head of News
Mike Toolan Presenter
Paul Gerrard Hits Radio Programme Director
Phil Cihlar Head of Creative Services
Rob Tobin Network Producer
Robin Parker Weekend Producer
Sarah-Jane Crawford Presenter
Scott Clarke Presenter
Sheree Murphy Presenter
Simon Greening Hits Radio Network Manager
Sophie Tibbles Daytime Network Producer
Steve Furnell Presenter
Toby Mackenzie Hits Radio Network Head of Music
Wes Butters Presenter

…at Bauer Media Group (UK)

Abby Carvosso Group MD, Advertising
Adam Newstead Senior Executive Producer, South England & Wales
Alex Baker Creative Strategy Director
Andy Ashton Content Director - Greatest Hits Radio
Anne-Marie Lavan Group Marketing Director
Cat Martin Director of Communications
Chris Ward Content Operations & Group Production Director
Dee Ford Group Managing Director Radio
Frankie Bannerman Radio Account Manager
Gary Stein Group PD - Hits Radio Network
Graham Bryce Group MD - Hits Radio Network
Jo Baldwin Managering Director
John Pickford Editor in Chief
Kate Whitehorn Creative Strategy Director
Lucie Cave Editorial Director
Matthew Hobbs Chief Technology Officer
Paul Keenan Chief Executive
Rob Munro-Hall Co-Lead of Publishing World-Wide
Sarah Barnes HR Director
Sarah Vickery Group Finance & Strategy Director
Steve Taylor Commercial Creative Director
Stuart McGinley Content Producer
Tony Moorey Group Content Director - Absolute Radio & Magic

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This is a user-edited website. Thank you to Sophie T, Robert B, David R, Vincent L, Dom S, Stuart W, Mike C, Connor P, Andrew G, Glyn R, Alex D, Martin P, Graeme M and James C for their edits on this page. See the changelog, or edit it yourself.