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 playedNoah Kahan, Zara Larsson & David Guetta, Anne-Marie & Shania TwainRadiomonitor
Launched2 April 1974
OwnerBauer Media Audio UK
National salesBauer Media Audio 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: Newsdesk@hitsmcrnews (30,388 followers) compare
Twitter: other@hitsradiouk (162,741 followers) compare
Twitter@bauermedia (18,218 followers) compare
Twitter: Jobs@BauerMediaJobs (19,574 followers) compare
FacebookHits Radio (452,894 likes) compare
Data is from 2019. Feature awaiting Facebook re-authorisation.

Latest news stories

Fiona Sadler and Alex Roland join Happy Radio for night time programmes
RadioToday - published 8 January 2024, 8.47am est
Former Key 103 presenters team up to start new radio station
RadioToday - published 25 March 2022, 6.52am edt
Spence Macdonald for Breakfast at Imagine Radio
RadioToday - published 14 December 2020, 9.07am est
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


Danny Bates Network Manager
Fleur East Breakfast Presenter
Gemma Atkinson Presenter
Hattie Pearson Presenter
James Barr Breakfast Presenter
James Stodd Head of Production (Station Sound) Hits Radio Network
Jennie Longdon Presenter
Joe Thomas Head of Production - Hits Radio Networks
Joe Wilson Producer
John Pickford Editor In Chief - Bauer Radio News
Jonathan Breeze Interactive Editor
Jordan Lee Presenter
Joseph Packman Producer
Kate Holdsworth Journalist
Lizzy Holroyd Marketing Manager
Lucy Ward Journalist
Matt Haslam Breakfast Producer
Matt Crabb Presenter
Max George Presenter
Melissa Webster Sales Director
Michelle Livesey Head of News
Michelle Ponting Journalist
Mike Toolan Presenter
Paul Gerrard Hits Radio Programme Director
Phil Cihlar Head of Creative Services
Rob Tobin Network Producer
Robin Parker Weekend Producer
Ross Tilley Creative Director - Hits Radio Pride
Sarah-Jane Crawford Presenter
Scott Clarke Presenter
Sheree Murphy Presenter
Simon Greening Hits Radio Network Manager
Stephanie Hill Senior Executive Producer, Breakfast & Talent Development
Stephanie Hirst Presenter
Steve Furnell Presenter
Toby Mackenzie Hits Radio Network Head of Music
Tom Green Presenter
Wes Butters Presenter

…at Bauer Media Audio 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
Frankie Bannerman Radio Account Manager
Gary Stein Group PD - Hits Radio Network
Graham Bryce Chief Operating Officer
James Walker Head Of Network Operations
Jo Baldwin Managing Director
John Pickford Editor in Chief
Kate Whitehorn Creative Strategy Director
Lucie Cave Chief Content Officer
Matt Garforth Product Manager
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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