Hot Radio continues broadcasting despite announcing closure

Bournemouth Echo: Hot Radio continues broadcasting despite announcing closure Hot Radio continues broadcasting despite announcing closure

BOURNEMOUTH-based community broadcaster Hot Radio is still on air this evening despite shocking listeners by announcing its closure would happen at 6pm.

A tweet sent by the station earlier today said: “Hot Radio will continue broadcasting whilst we work to find a long term solution for the station. Thank you for your support.”

Last week the station announced on the social media site that it would stop broadcasting on January 6.

The first tweet said: “It is with regret that Hot Radio will cease broadcasting on Monday January 6 at 1800.”

A second added: “We would like to thank all our staff, listeners and advertisers for all their support over the last five years.”

The community radio station started in 2008 as Bay 102.8, based in Poole and was recently given a five year extension to its licence by Ofcom.

In February 2012, AFC Bournemouth’s then-chairman Eddie Mitchell announced that he would be re-launching it as Hot Radio, based at the Goldsands Stadium in Dean Court.

The station had more than 20 volunteer workers as well as paid staff and claimed a weekly reach of 30,000 listeners.
 

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8:29pm Mon 6 Jan 14

poole boy2 says...

That is such "Good News" !! May they long continue to broadcast !!
That is such "Good News" !! May they long continue to broadcast !! poole boy2

8:36pm Mon 6 Jan 14

High Treason says...

Never heard of it so I will stick to Solent.
Never heard of it so I will stick to Solent. High Treason

8:44pm Mon 6 Jan 14

Turtlebay says...

High Treason wrote:
Never heard of it so I will stick to Solent.
Me neither. There again there are far too many radio stations pumping out the same old tripe.
[quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: Never heard of it so I will stick to Solent.[/p][/quote]Me neither. There again there are far too many radio stations pumping out the same old tripe. Turtlebay

10:16pm Mon 6 Jan 14

Talkingheadera says...

Another failed Eddie Mitchell business.
Take note Poole town. Didn't last long since Eddie took it over did it.
Another failed Eddie Mitchell business. Take note Poole town. Didn't last long since Eddie took it over did it. Talkingheadera

11:34pm Mon 6 Jan 14

poolequarter says...

Talkingheadera wrote:
Another failed Eddie Mitchell business.
Take note Poole town. Didn't last long since Eddie took it over did it.
But look what he did for AFC Bournemouth !
[quote][p][bold]Talkingheadera[/bold] wrote: Another failed Eddie Mitchell business. Take note Poole town. Didn't last long since Eddie took it over did it.[/p][/quote]But look what he did for AFC Bournemouth ! poolequarter

11:40pm Mon 6 Jan 14

cheeriedriteup says...

poolequarter wrote:
Talkingheadera wrote:
Another failed Eddie Mitchell business.
Take note Poole town. Didn't last long since Eddie took it over did it.
But look what he did for AFC Bournemouth !
Look what he done for Bournemouth, give me Bournemouth money and I will do the same, I'm afraid this will be one of several similar storeys , tax returns due in but I expect Maxim will cover a lot of Mitchell's financial errors up to avoid bad press. To be blunt EM is a bad turd thankfully well and truly down the river
[quote][p][bold]poolequarter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Talkingheadera[/bold] wrote: Another failed Eddie Mitchell business. Take note Poole town. Didn't last long since Eddie took it over did it.[/p][/quote]But look what he did for AFC Bournemouth ![/p][/quote]Look what he done for Bournemouth, give me Bournemouth money and I will do the same, I'm afraid this will be one of several similar storeys , tax returns due in but I expect Maxim will cover a lot of Mitchell's financial errors up to avoid bad press. To be blunt EM is a bad turd thankfully well and truly down the river cheeriedriteup

11:55pm Mon 6 Jan 14

cheeriedriteup says...

cheeriedriteup wrote:
poolequarter wrote:
Talkingheadera wrote:
Another failed Eddie Mitchell business.
Take note Poole town. Didn't last long since Eddie took it over did it.
But look what he did for AFC Bournemouth !
Look what he done for Bournemouth, give me Bournemouth money and I will do the same, I'm afraid this will be one of several similar storeys , tax returns due in but I expect Maxim will cover a lot of Mitchell's financial errors up to avoid bad press. To be blunt EM is a bad turd thankfully well and truly down the river
Confirmation that Bournemouth AFC manager Eddie Mitchell and his wife are new directors of the station. The new address is indeed

Name & Registered Office:
POOLE COMMUNITY RADIO LTD
AFC BOURNEMOUTH SEWARD STADIUM
DEAN COURT
BOURNEMOUTH
DORSET
ENGLAND
BH7 7AF
Company No. 05969796

Info courtesy of companies house
[quote][p][bold]cheeriedriteup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]poolequarter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Talkingheadera[/bold] wrote: Another failed Eddie Mitchell business. Take note Poole town. Didn't last long since Eddie took it over did it.[/p][/quote]But look what he did for AFC Bournemouth ![/p][/quote]Look what he done for Bournemouth, give me Bournemouth money and I will do the same, I'm afraid this will be one of several similar storeys , tax returns due in but I expect Maxim will cover a lot of Mitchell's financial errors up to avoid bad press. To be blunt EM is a bad turd thankfully well and truly down the river[/p][/quote]Confirmation that Bournemouth AFC manager Eddie Mitchell and his wife are new directors of the station. The new address is indeed Name & Registered Office: POOLE COMMUNITY RADIO LTD AFC BOURNEMOUTH SEWARD STADIUM DEAN COURT BOURNEMOUTH DORSET ENGLAND BH7 7AF Company No. 05969796 Info courtesy of companies house cheeriedriteup

11:55pm Mon 6 Jan 14

cheeriedriteup says...

cheeriedriteup wrote:
cheeriedriteup wrote:
poolequarter wrote:
Talkingheadera wrote:
Another failed Eddie Mitchell business.
Take note Poole town. Didn't last long since Eddie took it over did it.But look what he did for AFC Bournemouth !Look what he done for Bournemouth, give me Bournemouth money and I will do the same, I'm afraid this will be one of several similar storeys , tax returns due in but I expect Maxim will cover a lot of Mitchell's financial errors up to avoid bad press. To be blunt EM is a bad turd thankfully well and truly down the riverConfirmation that Bournemouth AFC manager Eddie Mitchell and his wife are new directors of the station. The new address is indeed

Name & Registered Office:
POOLE COMMUNITY RADIO LTD
AFC BOURNEMOUTH SEWARD STADIUM
DEAN COURT
BOURNEMOUTH
DORSET
ENGLAND
BH7 7AF
Company No.It's coincidence that all hot radio advertising disappeared after Mitchell left
[quote][p][bold]cheeriedriteup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cheeriedriteup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]poolequarter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Talkingheadera[/bold] wrote: Another failed Eddie Mitchell business. Take note Poole town. Didn't last long since Eddie took it over did it.[/p][/quote]But look what he did for AFC Bournemouth ![/p][/quote]Look what he done for Bournemouth, give me Bournemouth money and I will do the same, I'm afraid this will be one of several similar storeys , tax returns due in but I expect Maxim will cover a lot of Mitchell's financial errors up to avoid bad press. To be blunt EM is a bad turd thankfully well and truly down the river[/p][/quote]Confirmation that Bournemouth AFC manager Eddie Mitchell and his wife are new directors of the station. The new address is indeed Name & Registered Office: POOLE COMMUNITY RADIO LTD AFC BOURNEMOUTH SEWARD STADIUM DEAN COURT BOURNEMOUTH DORSET ENGLAND BH7 7AF Company No.It's coincidence that all hot radio advertising disappeared after Mitchell left cheeriedriteup

11:58pm Mon 6 Jan 14

cheeriedriteup says...

cheeriedriteup wrote:
cheeriedriteup wrote:
cheeriedriteup wrote:
poolequarter wrote:
Talkingheadera wrote:
Another failed Eddie Mitchell business.
Take note Poole town. Didn't last long since Eddie took it over did it.But look what he did for AFC Bournemouth !Look what he done for Bournemouth, give me Bournemouth money and I will do the same, I'm afraid this will be one of several similar storeys , tax returns due in but I expect Maxim will cover a lot of Mitchell's financial errors up to avoid bad press. To be blunt EM is a bad turd thankfully well and truly down the riverConfirmation that Bournemouth AFC manager Eddie Mitchell and his wife are new directors of the station. The new address is indeed

Name & Registered Office:
POOLE COMMUNITY RADIO LTD
AFC BOURNEMOUTH SEWARD STADIUM
DEAN COURT
BOURNEMOUTH
DORSET
ENGLAND
BH7 7AF
Company No.It's coincidence that all hot radio advertising disappeared after Mitchell leftSo as I have been saying for a few weeks now about end or year accounts, hot radio will go bust under the AFCB address, we are still black listed from our days before Mitchell , and we will be further more black listed because of mitchell
[quote][p][bold]cheeriedriteup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cheeriedriteup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cheeriedriteup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]poolequarter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Talkingheadera[/bold] wrote: Another failed Eddie Mitchell business. Take note Poole town. Didn't last long since Eddie took it over did it.[/p][/quote]But look what he did for AFC Bournemouth ![/p][/quote]Look what he done for Bournemouth, give me Bournemouth money and I will do the same, I'm afraid this will be one of several similar storeys , tax returns due in but I expect Maxim will cover a lot of Mitchell's financial errors up to avoid bad press. To be blunt EM is a bad turd thankfully well and truly down the river[/p][/quote]Confirmation that Bournemouth AFC manager Eddie Mitchell and his wife are new directors of the station. The new address is indeed Name & Registered Office: POOLE COMMUNITY RADIO LTD AFC BOURNEMOUTH SEWARD STADIUM DEAN COURT BOURNEMOUTH DORSET ENGLAND BH7 7AF Company No.It's coincidence that all hot radio advertising disappeared after Mitchell left[/p][/quote]So as I have been saying for a few weeks now about end or year accounts, hot radio will go bust under the AFCB address, we are still black listed from our days before Mitchell , and we will be further more black listed because of mitchell cheeriedriteup

7:18am Tue 7 Jan 14

Talkingheadera says...

Any answers Mitchell lovers?
Any answers Mitchell lovers? Talkingheadera

3:32pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Lorcian says...

Turtlebay wrote:
High Treason wrote:
Never heard of it so I will stick to Solent.
Me neither. There again there are far too many radio stations pumping out the same old tripe.
Thank you Turtlebay - I want to leave all the politics and funding issues aside for the moment and focus on your comment.

" too many radio stations pumping out the same old tripe."

I can't speak for anyone else at the station and nor is it my place to. I'm one of the many Volunteer presenters at HOT Radio and I find that comment really upsetting. Have you ever listened to us to make that assumption?

We don't get a say in the music that's played it's true - But we all work really hard to get interviews with local business people and council members. We ensure that we talk about important local issues and give exposure to local bands & talented young people that wouldn't normally have a platform to have their talent heard. We always make sure we give local charities, fundraisers and events priority and make to give them as much coverage and exposure as we can.

WE WORK VERY HARD and to be called/assumed to be "Tripe" is genuinely upsetting.
[quote][p][bold]Turtlebay[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: Never heard of it so I will stick to Solent.[/p][/quote]Me neither. There again there are far too many radio stations pumping out the same old tripe.[/p][/quote]Thank you Turtlebay - I want to leave all the politics and funding issues aside for the moment and focus on your comment. " too many radio stations pumping out the same old tripe." I can't speak for anyone else at the station and nor is it my place to. I'm one of the many Volunteer presenters at HOT Radio and I find that comment really upsetting. Have you ever listened to us to make that assumption? We don't get a say in the music that's played it's true - But we all work really hard to get interviews with local business people and council members. We ensure that we talk about important local issues and give exposure to local bands & talented young people that wouldn't normally have a platform to have their talent heard. We always make sure we give local charities, fundraisers and events priority and make to give them as much coverage and exposure as we can. WE WORK VERY HARD and to be called/assumed to be "Tripe" is genuinely upsetting. Lorcian

5:27pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Richard 1976 says...

Lorcian wrote:
Turtlebay wrote:
High Treason wrote:
Never heard of it so I will stick to Solent.
Me neither. There again there are far too many radio stations pumping out the same old tripe.
Thank you Turtlebay - I want to leave all the politics and funding issues aside for the moment and focus on your comment.

" too many radio stations pumping out the same old tripe."

I can't speak for anyone else at the station and nor is it my place to. I'm one of the many Volunteer presenters at HOT Radio and I find that comment really upsetting. Have you ever listened to us to make that assumption?

We don't get a say in the music that's played it's true - But we all work really hard to get interviews with local business people and council members. We ensure that we talk about important local issues and give exposure to local bands & talented young people that wouldn't normally have a platform to have their talent heard. We always make sure we give local charities, fundraisers and events priority and make to give them as much coverage and exposure as we can.

WE WORK VERY HARD and to be called/assumed to be "Tripe" is genuinely upsetting.
Rest assured many of us appreciate hot radio and all of you that make it happen. I thought you were finishing at 6 yesterday so great to hear it still on air.
[quote][p][bold]Lorcian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Turtlebay[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: Never heard of it so I will stick to Solent.[/p][/quote]Me neither. There again there are far too many radio stations pumping out the same old tripe.[/p][/quote]Thank you Turtlebay - I want to leave all the politics and funding issues aside for the moment and focus on your comment. " too many radio stations pumping out the same old tripe." I can't speak for anyone else at the station and nor is it my place to. I'm one of the many Volunteer presenters at HOT Radio and I find that comment really upsetting. Have you ever listened to us to make that assumption? We don't get a say in the music that's played it's true - But we all work really hard to get interviews with local business people and council members. We ensure that we talk about important local issues and give exposure to local bands & talented young people that wouldn't normally have a platform to have their talent heard. We always make sure we give local charities, fundraisers and events priority and make to give them as much coverage and exposure as we can. WE WORK VERY HARD and to be called/assumed to be "Tripe" is genuinely upsetting.[/p][/quote]Rest assured many of us appreciate hot radio and all of you that make it happen. I thought you were finishing at 6 yesterday so great to hear it still on air. Richard 1976

8:10pm Tue 7 Jan 14

The Seasider says...

Lorcian wrote:
Turtlebay wrote:
High Treason wrote:
Never heard of it so I will stick to Solent.
Me neither. There again there are far too many radio stations pumping out the same old tripe.
Thank you Turtlebay - I want to leave all the politics and funding issues aside for the moment and focus on your comment.

" too many radio stations pumping out the same old tripe."

I can't speak for anyone else at the station and nor is it my place to. I'm one of the many Volunteer presenters at HOT Radio and I find that comment really upsetting. Have you ever listened to us to make that assumption?

We don't get a say in the music that's played it's true - But we all work really hard to get interviews with local business people and council members. We ensure that we talk about important local issues and give exposure to local bands & talented young people that wouldn't normally have a platform to have their talent heard. We always make sure we give local charities, fundraisers and events priority and make to give them as much coverage and exposure as we can.

WE WORK VERY HARD and to be called/assumed to be "Tripe" is genuinely upsetting.
Don't worry about the grouches who live in the Daily Echo comments section-, as always they assume and judge things they have no knowledge of. If you ever venture very far in to the comments section on any news story you feel like you are sinking in to the abyss.

I hope Hot Radio does pull through, I have it as one of my car preset stations. I especially like the 'May Contain Spoliers' film review guys- their enthusiasm is refreshing and infectious. Good luck.
[quote][p][bold]Lorcian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Turtlebay[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: Never heard of it so I will stick to Solent.[/p][/quote]Me neither. There again there are far too many radio stations pumping out the same old tripe.[/p][/quote]Thank you Turtlebay - I want to leave all the politics and funding issues aside for the moment and focus on your comment. " too many radio stations pumping out the same old tripe." I can't speak for anyone else at the station and nor is it my place to. I'm one of the many Volunteer presenters at HOT Radio and I find that comment really upsetting. Have you ever listened to us to make that assumption? We don't get a say in the music that's played it's true - But we all work really hard to get interviews with local business people and council members. We ensure that we talk about important local issues and give exposure to local bands & talented young people that wouldn't normally have a platform to have their talent heard. We always make sure we give local charities, fundraisers and events priority and make to give them as much coverage and exposure as we can. WE WORK VERY HARD and to be called/assumed to be "Tripe" is genuinely upsetting.[/p][/quote]Don't worry about the grouches who live in the Daily Echo comments section-, as always they assume and judge things they have no knowledge of. If you ever venture very far in to the comments section on any news story you feel like you are sinking in to the abyss. I hope Hot Radio does pull through, I have it as one of my car preset stations. I especially like the 'May Contain Spoliers' film review guys- their enthusiasm is refreshing and infectious. Good luck. The Seasider

11:31pm Tue 7 Jan 14

joehope says...

Talkingheadera wrote:
Another failed Eddie Mitchell business.
Take note Poole town. Didn't last long since Eddie took it over did it.
No wonder Community radio is supposed to be non-profit. Plus they are supposed to be serving the Poole Community. Any interest Poole FC?!
[quote][p][bold]Talkingheadera[/bold] wrote: Another failed Eddie Mitchell business. Take note Poole town. Didn't last long since Eddie took it over did it.[/p][/quote]No wonder Community radio is supposed to be non-profit. Plus they are supposed to be serving the Poole Community. Any interest Poole FC?! joehope

11:32pm Tue 7 Jan 14

joehope says...

poolequarter wrote:
Talkingheadera wrote:
Another failed Eddie Mitchell business.
Take note Poole town. Didn't last long since Eddie took it over did it.
But look what he did for AFC Bournemouth !
No wonder Community radio is supposed to be non-profit. Plus they are supposed to be serving the Poole Community. Any interest Poole FC?!
Heart FM wannabees!
[quote][p][bold]poolequarter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Talkingheadera[/bold] wrote: Another failed Eddie Mitchell business. Take note Poole town. Didn't last long since Eddie took it over did it.[/p][/quote]But look what he did for AFC Bournemouth ![/p][/quote]No wonder Community radio is supposed to be non-profit. Plus they are supposed to be serving the Poole Community. Any interest Poole FC?! Heart FM wannabees! joehope

11:34pm Tue 7 Jan 14

joehope says...

poolequarter wrote:
Talkingheadera wrote:
Another failed Eddie Mitchell business.
Take note Poole town. Didn't last long since Eddie took it over did it.
But look what he did for AFC Bournemouth !
No wonder Community radio is supposed to be non-profit. Plus they are supposed to be serving the Poole Community. Any interest Poole FC?!
[quote][p][bold]poolequarter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Talkingheadera[/bold] wrote: Another failed Eddie Mitchell business. Take note Poole town. Didn't last long since Eddie took it over did it.[/p][/quote]But look what he did for AFC Bournemouth ![/p][/quote]No wonder Community radio is supposed to be non-profit. Plus they are supposed to be serving the Poole Community. Any interest Poole FC?! joehope

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