Hits Radio

All The Biggest Hits
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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 playedMarshmello feat. CHVRCHES, Avicii feat. Aloe Blacc, Shawn Mendes & Camila CabelloRadiomonitor
Audience figures6,491,000 weekly listenersRAJAR June 2019
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

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

Social media

Twitter@hitsradiouk (155,030 followers) compare
Twitter: Newsdesk@hitsmcrnews (29,947 followers) compare
Twitter: Jobs@BauerMediaJobs (19,601 followers) compare
FacebookHits Radio (452,894 likes) compare
TuneInHits-Radio (99,315 favourites) compare
TuneInHits-Radio-Manchester-1030 (100,790 favourites) compare

Latest news stories

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
Hits Radio added to London DAB radio multiplex
RadioToday - published 24 May 2018, 4.02pm edt

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Abi Smitton Journalist
Alex James Presenter
Danny Bates Network Producer
Fleur East Breakfast Presenter
Gemma Atkinson Presenter
Greg Burns Breakfast Presenter
Harry Benjamin Presenter
Hattie Pearson Presenter
James Barr Breakfast Presenter
Jennie Longdon Presenter
John Pickford Head of News
John Isherwood Presenter
Jordan Lee Presenter
Kate Holdsworth Journalist
Kelly Pegg Presenter
Laura Busson Executive Producer
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
Rob Tobin Network Producer
Sarah-Jane Crawford Presenter
Scott Clarke Presenter
Sheree Murphy Presenter
Steve Furnell Presenter
Toby Mackenzie Hits Radio Network Head of Music
Wes Butters Presenter

…at Bauer Media Group (UK)

Abby Carvosso Group Managing Director Bauer Media Advertising
Alex Baker Editorial Director Bauer Adventure
Andy Ashton Content Director - Greatest Hits Radio Network
Cat Martin Director of Communications
Chris Ward Content Operations Director / Group Production Director - Bauer City Network
Dan Jennings Group Head of Production
Dee Ford Group Managing Director Radio
Drew Simmons Commercial Creative Director of Youth Brands Bauer Adventure
Frankie Bannerman Sales Co-ordinator
Gary Stein Group Programme Director Hits Radio Network
Graham Bryce Group Managing Director Bauer City Network
Jo Baldwin Digital Commercial Director
John Pickford Editor in Chief
Kat Knapp Commercial Content Director for Absolute Radio and Magic Bauer Adventure
Kate Whitehorn Commercial Content Director Bauer City Network Bauer Adventure
Kelly Benjko Group Head of Commercial Production
Lucie Cave Editorial Director
Lucy Dunn Editorial Director Magazine Media Adventure
Lucy Banks Executive Creative Director
Matt Rockley Engineer
Matthew Hobbs Chief Technology Officer
Paul Keenan Chief Executive
Sam Jones Digital Managing Director
Steve Taylor Commercial Creative Director Radio Bauer Adventure
Toby Mackenzie Head of Music - Bauer City 1 Network

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