Atlantic FM was an Independent Local Radio station serving Cornwall.
Original staff included MD Jim Trevelyan, PC Mark Chapple, and News
Editor Jamie Reed. Plus 4 news reporters, 4 presenters, 6 sales
people, a station coordinator, plus some freelance staff. The station
began broadcasting at 7:30am on 6 July 2006 by Mark Chapple and
broadcast from studios at St Agnes. The station, aimed at 25- to
54-year-olds, mainly played Adult Contemporary music with national
& local news and information, including surf reports for Cornish
towns and locations including Newquay & Polzeath on the North
Cornwall coast, and Whitsand Bay on the South Cornwall coast.
On 19 March 2012, it was announced that Global Radio had bought the
station from joint owners Tindle Radio and Camel Media.
The station became part of the Heart Network and merged with Heart
Devon on 7 May 2012 to form Heart South West. Local breakfast and
drive programming is broadcast from Heart's Exeter studios with a
sales office based at Atlantic's former studios at St
Agnes. A separate Drivetime show for Cornwall is retained,
currently presented by James Dundon, alongside hourly local news
bulletins throughout the day. The last programme on
Atlantic FM, presented by Matt Bunt, aired on Sunday 6 May 2012.
^ Atlantic FM sold to Global to become Heart, RadioToday, 19 March
^ UKRD responds to Atlantic's Heart switch, RadioToday, 19 March 2012
^ Heart Q and A[permanent dead link], atlantic.fm, 19 April
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