We’re pleased to be able to confirm that truly local radio is returning to The Park and Southampton. Click on the title above or ‘Read More’ to learn about the station and find out what the new-look Spitfire aims to achieve now it’s back on air.
Community Radio first came to The New Forest area in 2009. The Park started initially as an Internet-only station before launching on 96.9FM the next year. Broadcasts sadly ceased, at 7pm on 8th June 2012, but the demand for our own local radio station has remained.
Spitfire FM was originally a small Internet-only station based in Southampton and named after the well-known WWII aircraft that was developed in nearby Eastleigh. Broadcasts ceased in 2012 and the company was desolved. The brand was acquired by Catie Lake in 2014 with a view to relaunching Spitfire – resuming broadcasts to an audience in the Southampton area and also reporting on news and events on the South Coast (from Poole to Portsmouth).
What’s more, taking inspiration from a specialist programme piloted on The Park, the all-new Spitfire Radio will have a split service to:
- cater for the local community of Southampton, Christchurch and The New Forest (weekdays); and
- exploring aeronautical history and marking commemorative occasions (overnight and weekends).
On 6th April 2017 Spitfire returns, launching as a digital station with a 24 hour stream accessible on-line, on mobiles and on tablets. The station will also seek to add DAB and DTT output as soon as realistically possible.
Thanks for stopping by. Please take a moment to get in touch and tell us what you think of the new sound of Spitfire.