Spirit FM (UK radio station)


Spirit FM (UK radio station)

Infobox Radio station


name=Spirit FM
airdate= April 21 1996
frequency=96.6 MHz, 102.3 MHz, 106.6 MHz
share=6.9%
share as of= September 2007
share source= [http://www.rajar.co.uk/listening/quarterly_listening.php]
area= West Sussex
format =Contemporary|owner =The Local Radio Company
"Spirit FM was also a Country music station in Southern Ontario, before it was closed down.""There are also several Christian format stations in the US that call themselves "Spirit FM" including www.spiritfm.org and www.spiritfm.com"

Spirit FM broadcasts to West Sussex from studios in Dukes Court, Chichester - the place it has been since it's launch more than 10 years ago. It was previously only available in the South West of the County but gained complete coverage through a transmitter near Midhurst.

History

Spirit FM began broadcasting in April 1996 as an independent radio station after a long fight for a "truly local Radio Station for West Sussex".

In 2004 the station was acquired by The Local Radio Company

Current Weekday Schedule

01:00 - 06:00 - Nightfreaks

06:00 - 10:00 - Kevin King (includes Spirit Reports at 06:00)

10:00 - 14:00 - Paul Williams (includes Spirit Reports at 13:00)

14:00 - 15:00 - Spirit on Demand

15:00 - 19:00 - Ian Crouch (includes Spirit Reports at 18:00)

19:00 - 22:00 - Tom Stroud (Mon-Thu)/Fiona Faulkner (Fri)

22:00 - 01:00 - Late & Live - Lianna Lawrence (Mon-Thu)/Carolyn Ashton (Fri)

Current Saturday Schedule

01:00 - 06:00 - Nightfreaks

06:00 - 10:00 - Nick Hobbs

10:00 - 14:00 - Paul Williams

14:00 - 18:00 - Paddy Range

18:00 - 22:00 - Fiona Faulkner

22:00 - 01:00 - Alex Dyke's Soul Show

Current Sunday Schedule

01:00 - 07:00 - Nightfreaks

07:00 - 11:00 - Neale Bateman

11:00 - 14:00 - Ian Crouch & Vicky Edwards

14:00 - 16:00 - The Mega Money Quiz - Andy Muir & Carolyn Ashton

16:00 - 19:00 - Hit 40 UK

19:00 - 22:00 - Bubblegum & Cheese - Alex Dyke

22:00 - 01:00 - Late And Live - Lianna Lawrence

Programming

Spirit FM is part of The Local Radio Company. It is currently controlled through a joint venture between TLRC and Portsmouth FC. [http://www.thelocalradiocompany.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=68&Itemid=40]

The joint venture also control 107.4 The Quay in Portsmouth and Isle of Wight Radio.

Some off-peak programmes are broadcast across other stations in the Local Radio Company network.

External links

* [http://www.spiritfm.net Official Website]
* [http://www.thelocalradiocompany.com TLRC - Parent Company]


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