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Hits Radio

The Biggest Hits, The Biggest Throwbacks
British radio stations

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You can hear Hits Radio on DAB Digital Radio, FM, Radioplayer UK and online

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 playedFreya Ridings, Maroon 5, Shawn Mendes & Camila CabelloRadiomonitor
Audience figures6,684,000 weekly listenersRAJAR September 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
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 (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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People

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
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
Simon Greening Hits Radio Network Manager
Steve Furnell Presenter
Toby Mackenzie Hits Radio Network Head of Music
Wes Butters Presenter

…at Bauer Media Group (UK)

Abby Carvosso Group MD, Advertising
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
Matt Rockley Engineer
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
Tony Moorey Group Content Director - Absolute Radio & Magic

Other information

Hits Radio logo archive

Get a Hits Radio logo for your VW car radio

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This is a user-edited website. Thank you to 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.