About radio

BBC Radio Solent is the BBC's local radio station broadcasting on 103.8 FM in Dorset and 96.1 FM in Southampton, England. It was founded in December 31, 1970. You can listen to the latest local and sport news, and talk shows with prominent pressenters such as Breakfast with Steve Harris and Alun Newman.

Slogan: "The Sound of the South/The Sound of Dorset"

Format: news, talk, pop music.

First air date: 31 December 1970

City: Southampton and Dorchester

Owner: BBC

Broadcast area: Hampshire, Dorset and the Isle of Wight


BBC Radio Solent broadcasts in the following cities:

  • Dorchester 103.8 FM
  • Bournemouth DAB: 11B
  • Southampton DAB: 11C