About Us

Since 2007 Hope FM has been delivering a mix of inspirational Contemporary Christian Music and uplifting programmes to the communities of Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch and beyond.

As a community station not only do we deliver great music, news and local insight, we provide a platform for the community – working with local charities, schools and businesses, Hope FM gives you a voice.

From free radio training to interactive outside broadcasts, school work experience placements to exciting volunteer opportunities – Hope FM has a place for you.

With a strong Christian ethos Hope FM strives to serve the whole community, highlighting all that is good and positive.

Our Board of Trustees

Ken Pimenta – Chair

Now retired, Ken spent virtually all his working life in television broadcasting, starting with the Voice of Kenya, then with the BBC in London and Southampton.

Ken moved to this area when he attended Moorlands for 3 years and has since been involved with a number of local Evangelical churches.

The Charity Commission’s description of HopeFM is “broadcasting the good news of the gospel and providing social gain to the BCP community” which is why Ken wants to be a part of, through his Trusteeship.

Ian Robertson

Born in Sheffield and educated at London and Manchester Universities, recently completing his PhD at Bournemouth University in “Religious Broadcasting”.

Originally trained as a journalist at Sheffield Newspapers before being involved with Education. His career in broadcasting started as a Producer of religious broadcasting with Blair Crawford at Sheffield’s Radio Hallam before moving to Bournemouth and helping set up Hope FM. For nearly 20 years he was the National Development Director for the Premier Media Group in London before retiring and re-joining the Management Team of Hope FM.

Tim Heywood

Tim started with Hope FM previously working with Blair on a radio station in the Midlands. 

Having tenured on Drive and Breakfast, Tim produced then presented LiveWire Live, a programme focused on the local live music scene, when HopeFM went full time in 2007, and stepped back from the mic in 2016 and has since been involved behind the scene with the station.

Tim’s love of God through Jesus, his love of the local music scene and local radio is apparent when you meet him, and he’s looking forward to being part of the team steering the station to newer heights.

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