The Bay 102.8

For a number of years this was the website for The Bay 102.8 radio
Content is from the site's 2010-2011 archived pages.



Hot Radio takes over from The Bay 102.8

Feb 13, 2012

Poole community radio station The Bay 102.8 will re-brand tomorrow as Hot Radio.

It’s the second announcement of a re-brand in as many months, after the first press release, which said the station would be changing to Play Radio, was withdrawn.

Now, AFC Bournemouth Chairman Eddie Mitchell says Poole and Bournemouth residents will be able to tune into Hot Radio from 7am [14th February 2012], and listen to a combination of new music, classic hits and all the latest news and chat from a host of top presenters.

He said: “Formerly known as the Bay 102.8, Hot seeks to engage listeners by continuing it’s predecessors professional approach to programming and maintaining it’s close connection with the community.”

Alan Coote, who formed The Bay 102.8 and continues his role as station manager, said: “When other radio stations are closing down and providing shared programming with other parts of the country we are determined to strengthen our ties and commitment with the area.

“I’m delighted that Eddie Mitchell and the team at AFC Bournemouth have got involved as we share the same philosophy. The change to Hot Radio brings a stronger brand image to the station both on and off air. We will continue playing great music and provide fun and informative radio for the community we love.”

station has been broadcasting from new studios at the Seward Stadium over the last two weeks, but Alan says they are sticking to their Ofcom agreed guidelines: “All programming and format will be maintained, but we have some big ideas that will be revealed in due course.

“Of course, being at the heart of the action means that Hot Radio will be the first stop for all local sports fans. Broadcasting the commentary of Poole Town’s FA Vase tie last year was a massive milestone for an independent company such as The Bay 102.8, and to work so closely with the BBC was very exciting for us.

“We’re committed to supporting not only all our local teams but also our sports men and women in this Olympic year.”

Hot Radio, not be be confused with local commercial radio station Fire, will launch at 7am tomorrow.




At The Bay we pride ourselves on playing the very best hit music from the last 40 years. 

To make sure we only play great music, each week we carefully select the best current songs for our playlist - We call it "The Bay List".

You can listen to "The Bay List" every Tuesday at 9PM, when Glen Mitchell will plays the best of the baylist tracks & the brand new releases of the week.



Monday - Friday

05:00 - 07:00


Ashley Day - Early Breakfast

Join Ashley every weekday morning from 5 until 7AM for early breakfast show. There's great music & chat to get you started. Plus Ashley's POGOF 2 from one artist.

07:00 - 09:00


Ross at Breakfast

Join Ross every weekday morning from 7until 9AM for The Bay 102.8 breakfast show. There's local and national news every 20 minutes with traffic and travel every 15 minutes, making sure you have all the information you need to get the day started.

09:00 - 13:00


Geoff Carter - The Morning Show

With "Window Shopping", "Just The Facts Mam", the Desert Island. Plus  interesting guests after midday.

13:00 - 14:00


Bay Gold

The best music from two choice years, but can you guess which?

14:00 - 16:00


Big Al - The Afternoon Show

A great way to enjoy your afternoon and great music too.

16:00 - 19:00


Lisa Rudge - Drive Time

Great music, the Bay Bargain, Q buster, plus Travel every 15 mins to get you home. On Fridays the property of the week & win fudge.

19:00 - 21:00


Greg Purton - The Evening Show

Great music withlocal stories of the day, what's on & localsport.

21:00 - 22:00


Monday - Jazz Hour with Chris Walker

The best in popular Jazz music with Chris Walker.

Tuesday - The  Bay List with Glen Mitchell

The hottest new & current songs on the playlist with Glen Mitchell

Wednesday - The Bay That Rocked

An hour of great 60's classics.

Thursday - Film 102.8

Geoff McQueen & Steve Lanham review the pick of the flicks & DVDs.

23:00 - 00:00


Love At Eleven

A whole hour of the best Love Songs acrossPoole & Bournemouth.

Friday As Above

19:00 - 23:00


Big Al's Jammin Oldies

Disco to Dance, Punk to New Wave and Soul to Party tunes, Friday night never sounded this good.

23:00 - 00:00


Love At Eleven

A whole hour of the best Love Songs across Poole & Bournemouth.


07:00 - 10:00


Sean Burns - Saturday Breakfast

Music & chat to kick start your Saturday.

10:00 - 13:00


Glen Mitchell - Saturday Morning

Win with "What's In The Box?" What's on and great music,Travel every 30 minutes.

13:00 - 15:00


Ashley Day - Saturday Lunchtime

Great music & chat plus local information & traffic & travel every 30 mins. Plus the listener double.

15:00 - 18:00


Renna McDonagh - Saturday Afternoon

Great music, chat & sport for your Saturday afternoon.

18:00 - 22:00


The  Retro Fest

4 hrs of great retro classics from the 70s & the 80s.

22:00 - 00:00


Platform Soul

A whole hour of soul classics present and past.


07:00 - 10:00


Paul Stevens - Sunday Breakfast

Including the Sunday papers in 60 seconds.

10:00 - 12:30


Glen Mitchell - The Sunday Show

Great music, chat & be a winner with "What's in the box?". Plus your choice of music on Pick Yer' Own between 1 & 2pm.

12:30 - 13:00


The Best Of The Bay

The best of the interviews, guests & moments from the past week.

13:00 - 16:00


Michael Otton - Super Sunday Show

Great music, chat & gossip

16:00 - 17:00


Film 102.8 with Geoff McQueen & Steve Lanham

The pick of the weeks films & DVD releases.

17:00 - 20:00


Bay Country with John Baron

2 hours of Country music new & old, with Americana & bluegrass too.

20:00 - 22:00


Decades Of Dance with Greg Purton

2 hours of great dance anthems. Re-live your dance memories from local clubs. The disco triple play, Your favourite dance anthem of all time. Plus 1 year in Dance.





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You can now join Ross  for Breakfast every weekday from 7:00AM and Geoff Carter  from 9:00AM. Big Al  takes you though your afternoon at 2PM and Lisa Rudge drives you home from 4PM.



Local Events Circa 2011


Geoff did several outside broadcasts this summer & did his show live from Chocol8 in Westboune.

Farmer Pamers
  lids pigs

Lisa paid a vist to Farmer Parmers & fell in love with the micro pigs.


The Bay's Lisa Rudge and Big Al spent the afternoon at Stanley Green First school Fete running the drawing competition.





We offer a wide range of training from Radio Presenter to full Media Training.

Our half day Radio Experience and full day Radio and Media training days are always fun, packed with helpful hits and tips to make sure you get the most out of your training. Of course there's ample time to practise in our fully equipped studios.

Here's what others have said;


“The course was really interesting and a lot of fun and you were all so friendly, helpful and knowledgeable we really enjoyed ourselves and learnt a lot”

“We enjoyed the style of the training”

“It was great fun, we really enjoyed it. It was very useful and we learnt a lot”

“You were all informed and easy to listen to.”




The course has been developed through working with leading companies and charitable organisations. Our highly practical training takes place at our fully equipped studios in Bournemouth.

We deliver the course to small groups so that you get the highest quality training. You may also qualify for full grant funding


Local Events Circa 2010

Mothers daywalk & Cream Tea

14 Mar 2010 Brownsea Island, Poole Harbour, Poole,Bh23 7EE A real treat for all mums! Mother's Day Walk Cream Tea A real treat for all mums! Enjoy a wildlife walk with a National Trust warden, exploring the island's wildlife and stunning views finished with a delicious Cream Tea in the Villano Cafe. £6.50 NT Members, £7 Non NT Members + Normal admission and boat fare applies. Pre booking essential. Tel: 01202 707744 Sunday 14 March 2010 Brownsea Island, Poole Harbour, Poole, Bh23 7E


Laurence Cottle Big Band and Protect the Beat

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Timeless classics from the World of Opera to Broadway

18 Mar 2010 Lighthouse 21 Kingland Road Poole ,Bh25 1UG The Sopranos Paying homage to great Divas from Shirley Bassey to Barbara Streisand and Judy Garland to Celine Dion, eight talented ladies will enthral you with timeless classics from the World of Opera to Broadway This lavish production performs some of the best-loved and instantly recognisable music of all time in its own inimitable style. From hushed intimate tones to full-throttle rock, the rich vocals unite with breathtaking harmonies for an evening full of glitz, glamour and oodles of personality. TICKETS: £17 Tel 0844 406 8666 Thu 18 Mar 2010 Lighthouse 21 Kingland Road Poole Bh25 1UG


Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre

Thu 18 Mar 2010 A comedy double act that has to be seen to be believed! The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre Plus Ali Cook For sheer energy and laughs per hour, these comic stockings are the biz denier miss it. **** The Scotsman The Socks - stars of BBC3s Comedy Shuffle and Upstaged, MTVs Best Show Ever and YouTube - bring you songs, sketches, socks and violence plus the entire history of film. Best Show nominee at Leicester Comedy Awards 2009, this is a show that will rock your socks off if only all laundry could be this fun. ****Three Weeks Ali Cook A hip, sexy and irreverent magician. Daily Star TICKETS: £10 AGE GUIDANCE: 12+


Drum Clinic : Gavin Harrison

Thu18March Gavin Harrison is one of the worlds foremost prog rock drummers. Famed for being the heartbeat in Porcupine Tree he also plays with the legendary King Crimson and progressive rockers Renaissance. Gavin won the Modern Drummer magazine readers' poll for best progressive drummer of the year consecutively in 2007, 2008 and 2009. This Drum Clinic will demonstrate his skills whilst he talks you through the many techniques he has learnt as a world class drummer. Ticket From Poole Percussion - 01202 675 111 Doors open at 8pm


Why Good Friday?

Thu 18 Mar 2010 - Sat 20 Mar 2010 Why Good Friday? An Easter Musical Thur 18 Sat 20 Mar 7.30pm Why Good Friday? A radical, modern and exciting Easter entertainment which tells the story at the heart of the Christian faith though drama, dance, and song. TICKETS: £12.50


Hendrix Alive Project + Tidal Wave

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