Community station Hot Radio has seen the appointment of three new directors to help run its local radio service for Poole and surrounding areas.
Rocket Digital Media Ltd’s Joannah Bishop, Rowan Jackson and Terry Bishop have joined the board of directors at Poole Community Radio Ltd, which holds the licence for Hot Radio.
Joannah is managing director at Rocket Digital Media Ltd and previously spent nine years at Capital Radio in London selling and managing radio advertising campaigns, before moving to Reading to launch Reading 107FM for John Madejski.
She said: “We are over the moon with this exciting new development. Rocket Digital Media Ltd is a company that is not afraid to expand, develop and grow, and getting on board at Hot Radio is just the next step for us.
“With Fire Radio’s recent move to Southampton, Hot Radio is now an even more important asset to the people of Poole, Bournemouth and Christchurch. Not only does it bring the local community together through music, interviews, news and sport, it allows businesses that want to advertise on radio the chance to reach the right target audience, and it gives them a much needed voice within the local area.”
Business partner and finance director, Rowan Jackson added: “I have always been an avid listener of Hot Radio and I think its community focus alongside a consistently strong playlist is a unique and winning formula. This is an exciting time for Hot Radio, and with Joannah at the helm of such a strong, committed team, I predict great things for our future and great sounds for Dorset!”
Following a two-year spell at AFC Bournemouth’s Goldsands Stadium, Hot Radio moved to new studios in Poole in February.
“We will now be able to offer our clients both digital and radio marketing services, which can only help to strengthen their corporate standing within the local community,” Joannah added.
Hot Radio launched in 2008 as The Bay 102.8FM, rebranded in February 2012 and was awarded a five-year licence extension by Ofcom in November 2013. A month later the station announced it would be closing after AFC Bournemouth chairman Jeff Mostyn said it would no longer be financing the operation.