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Hits Radio

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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 playedRudimental feat. Jess Glynne, Macklemore & Dan Caplen, Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line, Liam Payne & Rita OraRadiomonitor
Audience figures383,000 weekly listenersRAJAR March 2018
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
Castlefield
M15 4PR
Telephone:
reception
+44 161 288 5000
Telephone:
studio
+44 161 288 0103
Official website
Wikipedia
Personal emailfirstname.lastname@hitsradio.co.uk

Social media

Twitter@hitsradiouk (152,847 followers) compare
Twitter: Jobs@BauerMediaJobs (19,288 followers) compare
FacebookHits Radio (108,821 likes) compare
TuneInHits-Radio (95,019 favourites) compare
TuneInHits-Radio-Manchester-1030 (99,715 favourites) compare

Latest news stories

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
Podcast: Bauer’s Graham Bryce on Hits Radio and the Round Table!
RadioToday - published 18 April 2018, 3.56pm edt
New podcast episode: Tony Moorey, Michelle Livesey and The Ad Contrarian
RadioCentre - published 5 October 2017, 5.20am edt
Radio 4’s Richard Coles joins Strictly line-up
RadioToday - published 11 August 2017, 5.29am edt

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People

Alex James Presenter
Dave Kelly Presenter
Dave Vitty Presenter
Debbie Mac Presenter
Gemma Atkinson Presenter
Gethin Jones Presenter
Hattie Pearson Presenter
Jack Wood Presenter
John Pickford Head of News
John Isherwood Presenter
Kate Holdsworth Journalist
Kelly Pegg Presenter
Lucy Ward Journalist
Lucy Radnor Journalist
Matt Haslam Breakfast Producer
Melissa Webster Sales Director
Michelle Ponting Journalist
Michelle Livesey Journalist
Mike Toolan Presenter
Sam Jackson Director of Music
So Wright Presenter
Steve Furnell Presenter
Wes Butters Presenter

…at Bauer Media Group (UK)

Abby Carvosso Group Managing Director Bauer Media Advertising
Alex Baker Editorial Director Bauer Adventure
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
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
Matthew Hobbs Chief Technology Officer
Owen Ryan Bauer City Network Group Content Director
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

Other information

Hits Radio logo archive

Get a Hits Radio logo for your VW car radio

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