A NEW ‘clutter-free’ radio station has launched in Bournemouth.

Bournemouth One is a brand-new station covering local news and playing ‘some of the best songs on the radio’.

It is now live with its non-stop music sequences and a team of journalists providing updates on news, weather, traffic and sport every 20 minutes.

The station has been five years in the making and was created by radio directors Sophie Greenwood and Roy Martin, alongside a small team of radio professionals.

Instead of DJs and presenters, Bournemouth One announcers Glen Hunt, Lorna Child, and David Harber bring together all the elements with a short 20/20 update at 20 past and 20 to the hour, plus a local news bulletin each hour.

Bournemouth Echo: Lorna ChildLorna Child (Image: Bournemouth One)

News editor Andy Diprose is on duty each morning providing updates from 6am, supported by a team of journalists during the day.

Broadcaster Glen Hunt, who has worked on radio stations including Heart and BBC Local, is on each morning. He’s also part of the Most Haunted television programme team, as the Open Minded Sceptic.

In the afternoons, local author and podcaster Lorna Child will help keep the news and information flowing between midday and 6pm.

Lorna has also been heard most recently on Hot Radio in Poole.

Bournemouth Echo: Glen HuntGlen Hunt (Image: Bournemouth One)

David Harber, who co-founded Bournemouth’s Fire Radio - now part of the national Hits Radio network - is on each evening introducing updates into the night.

Lorna Child said: “I’m absolutely thrilled and super excited to the the voice of afternoons, working alongside such talented people on a fantastic new radio station for the area.”

As a commercial station, advertising and sponsorship packages are available, with Bournemouth One already welcoming on board partners including PRC Streamline Taxis, Bournemouth Pier, SnowTrax and Box Balloons.

Bournemouth One is now available via online platforms including Alexa smart speakers, iPhone and Android apps, TuneIn, and the website at BournemouthOne.com.