The Hits Radio

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The Hits
City of license Castlefield, Manchester
Broadcast area United Kingdom
Slogan The Hits for the United Kingdom
Frequency Freeview: 711
First air date 1 April 2003
Format Contemporary pop music
Audience share 0.4% (September 2014, RAJAR)
Owner Bauer Radio
Sister stations Absolute Radio
Heat Radio
Kerrang Radio
Planet Rock
Webcast Radioplayer
Website The Hits

The Hits is a CHR digital television platform owned and operated by Bauer Radio. It forms part of Bauer's National portfolio of radio brands.

The platform broadcasts from Castlefield, Manchester with a line up of young presenting talent and established presenters from various stations within Bauer Radio.

It is available as a national service, under The Hits branding, on the Freeview digital television platform and online.

As of 19 January 2015 the platform's programme content forms the backbone of the locally branded Bauer City 3 network of radio stations in Northern England and Scotland.[1]

The Hits was withdrawn from DAB in London (replaced by Absolute 105.8) and Birmingham (replaced by Kisstory) from 5 January 2015.

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  1. Bauer City Network 3 launches on local DAB Radio Today, 19 January 2015

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