Wave 105


Wave 105

Infobox Radio Station
name = Wave 105
owner= Bauer Radio


area = Dorset, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and part of West Sussex
slogan = "The South's Best Variety of Hits"
airdate = June 14 1998
frequency = 105.2 MHz and 105.8 MHz FM
share = 11%
share as of = June 2008
share source = [http://www.rajar.co.uk/listening/quarterly_listening.php RAJAR Listening Figures - June 2008] ]
format = Adult Contemporary
owner = Bauer Radio
website = [http://www.wave105.com/ www.wave105.com]

Wave 105 is a UK regional commercial radio station broadcasting across Dorset, Hampshire, the Isle of Wight and part of West Sussex. Playing a mix of soft rock and adult contemporary music, it combines presenter-led shows with local news and information, entertainment guides and competitions.

Based in a studio complex at Segensworth East, on the outskirts of Fareham, the station broadcasts on 105.2 MHz (Hampshire & Isle of Wight) and 105.8 MHz (Dorset) FM, as well as on DAB digital radio and online.

Wave 105 began broadcasting on 14 June 1998, instantly competing with long established local stations Ocean FM, Power FM, 2CR FM and BBC Radio Solent. 1,711,000 people, aged 15+, live in Wave 105's broadcast area. The station has an 11% market share with 354,000 listeners. Each listener tunes in for an average of 11 hours each week. [ [http://www.mediauk.com/radio/rajar/251 MediaUK Latest audience data - Wave 105] ] News is provided by Wave 105's local news team in conjunction with Independent Radio News.

Current Presenters

* Steve Power
* Mark Collins
* Andy Jackson
* John Clayton
* Gary Parker
* Simon Clarke
* Dave Bradford
* Tim Allen

Past Presenters

Ownership

Now owned by media company Bauer Radio, Wave 105 was initially created by a group of private investors. The station was then sold to Kelvin Mackenzie's Wireless Group. The Wireless Group eventually sold Wave 105 to Scottish Radio Holdings (SRH) who were acquired by EMAP in 2005. [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4113782.stm Scottish Radio accepts Emap offer - BBC On-line - Tuesday, 21 June 2005] ] The station is run by Managing Director Martin Ball, with Andy Shier as Programme Manager & Controller.

Awards

In 2004, Wave 105 won the NTL Commercial Radio Station of the Year award in the category for stations with a potential audience of over one million listeners.

References

External links

* [http://www.wave105.com/ Wave 105 website]
* [http://www.wave105.com/Article.asp?id=61462 Wave 105 live feed]


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