Spire FM

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Spire FM
City of license Salisbury
Broadcast area Salisbury
Frequency FM: 102.0 MHz
First air date 20 September 1992
Format Variety Hit Radio
Audience share 17.3% (June 2013, RAJAR)
Owner The Local Radio Company
(UKRD Group)
Website www.spirefm.co.uk

Spire FM was awarded the licence to broadcast to the City of Salisbury and surrounding areas by the former Radio Authority, now Ofcom, in 1991.

The station takes its name from the spire of Salisbury Cathedral. It was fully launched on 20 September 1992 (the licence ran from the 5th, when test transmissions began to be shared with programmes about the Salisbury arts Festival). Spire FM broadcasts from City Hall Studios in Malthouse Lane, Salisbury, part of the City Hall entertainments venue.

Spire FM has won a prestigious Sony Radio Award for Station of the Year in 1994 and the runner-up award in 2003. Other awards include: the KPMG Marketing Excellence Award, and Wiltshire Business of the Year finalists.

The station has received many industry awards and won the Radio Academy Nations and Regions award for 'Station of the Year' in the South region in 2007 and 2008.

Spire FM is owned by UKRD Group and in March 2010 it was ranked twenty-seventh in The Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For.

In March 2011 it was ranked 1st in The Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For.

Current presenters

  • Martin Starke
  • Craig Hicks
  • Pat Sissons
  • Kieran Williams
  • Ian Burrage
  • James Martin
  • Matthew Squires

News team

  • Henrietta Creasey
  • Faye Marsh
  • Mike Draper

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