Ofcom invite FM applications

Here at Digital Hits One we are very happy to announce that Ofcom the UK broadcasting regulator has invited applications to provide an FM service for our area, we submitted an expression of interest in November 2017. After reviewing the expression of interest received Ofcom formally invited applicants on the 11th December 2018 to submit proposals for a fulltime FM service to the community of North Somerset with the submissions closing date and time of 3pm Tuesday 26th March 2019.

The board of directors for Digital Hits Network Limited a not-for-profit company have subsequently submitted an application on 10th January 2019 detailing our plans to bring DH1 to the region. Once the application is received Ofcom will initially look to see whether a suitable FM frequency is available to accommodate our desired coverage area at this point if one is potentially available, they progress the application on for further assessment against their criteria required to award a 5-year licence. In the event of no suitable frequency being available the application is rejected.

After careful planning and our own independent assessment, we believe there is a suitable FM frequency available however this by no means guarantees Ofcom will allow the use of any frequencies we have identified.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who have supported us with our proposal to bring local radio back. A special thank you is given to John Penrose MP (Weston-super-Mare Constituency) and James Heappey MP (Wells Constituency) for supporting our application.

DH1 Putting LOCAL back into North Somerset


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Putting LOCAL back into North Somerset

Digital Hits One is a community radio station covering the geographical area of North Somerset and surrounding areas, run on a not-for-profit basis. We cater for the whole community meaning our aim is to be a central part of it from the music played which has a broad appeal, to the promotion of all good causes within the area for FREE. The station aims to be the very best it can be at all times ensuring our listeners can tune in at anytime of the day or night knowing our very high standards are consistent at all times. We play music from the last four decades and occasionally slightly wider, we offer both local and national information that is appropriate for our listeners such as our weekly program presented by Paul Pennington called Word on Health, each week Paul informs listeners about a particular illness and what symptoms they should look for along with the types of treatment available. Digital Hits One also has its daily round up of community and local traffic & travel information, we are a station committed to having “original output” that is “produced locally” for our listeners.

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Digital Hits One is a station dedicated to listeners in North Somerset with many more from around the world enjoying a beautiful crafted blend of music and information to ensure thier day with us is a pure pleasure.

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Here at Digital Hits One we are very proud of our team both on air and behind the scenes. They work tirelessly to ensure our listeners get the very best experience whether its listening pleasure or social media.


Whats On Where is a roundup of local events here in North Somerset and the surrounding areas. Digital Hits One promotes all not for profit and charity events for FREE via its on-air and social media platforms.