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8 June 2018

Sheree Murphy and Richie Neville join line-up for Hits Radio

Sherree Murphy and Ritchie Neville are the latest stars to be signed to brand new radio station Hits Radio – joining Gethin Jones, Gemma Atkinson and Sarah-Jane Crawford. The station is the only national commercial radio station to be broadcast out of Manchester, from the regions to the rest of the UK.

Sheree Murphy – a British actress, Radio & TV presenter best known for her role as Tricia Dingle in the ITV1 soap opera Emmerdale will host a brand new Sunday morning show on Hits Radio alongside Wes Butters. Wes and Sheree will celebrate the precious weekends and will unite listeners as part of the Sunday Squad – sharing what they’re up to to make the weekend brilliant. And not only that, Sheree will put her acting skills to test as she reads out a movie scene – with the listeners having to guess what the move is!

In additon, Richie Neville, best known as a member of boy band Five, is joining Hits Radio to present a brand new throwback show – celebrating the very best of the 90s and 00s every Sunday night.

Sheree Murphy said The weekends are precious – join our Sunday squad, enjoy our brilliant music and let’s have a laugh together.“

Richie Neville added, This is going to be such a fun show, with all the very best throwback songs from the 90s and 00s – two of my favourite decades and a whole host of memories“.

In addition to the brand new shows from Sheree Murphy and Ritchie Neville the station has a sparkling new national Breakfast Show hosted by Gethin Jones – who is best known for his TV work including Blue Peter – actress and Strictly finalist, Gemma Atkinson and Dave Vitty (Comedy Dave from BBC Radio 1’s Chris Moyles Show). A relatable new show with great combination of relatable real life conversation, brilliant banter and great music.  Drivetime will be hosted by Wes Butters and the station will have an evening show fronted by Sarah-Jane Crawford (The Xtra Factor) – a destination for early evening radio listening across the UK with celebrity guests and topical updates from the day.

Aimed at a family-focused national audience aged 25-44, Hits Radio will feature a soundtrack of the biggest hits of the day alongside treasured favourites, featuring artists such as Dua Lipa, Ed Sheeran, Little Mix, Ellie Goulding, Rag N Bone Man, P!nk, Craig David, Sam Smith, Ariana Grande, Coldplay and Katy Perry to name a just a few.

Listen to Wes and Sheree every Sunday morning from 9-12am and Ritchie Neville‘s Throwback Songs from the 90s and 00s every Sunday night 7-10pm. 

Hits Radio will broadcast on DAB Digital Radio, Freeview, online and on listen apps across the UK. In Manchester, the station will also broadcast on FM. For more information go to




For Further information:

Cat Martin

Communications Director, Bauer Media

T: 0207 432 3317 M: 07932 746363


Amelia O’Shea
Bauer Media Communications Manager (Radio)

T: 0207 432 3417 M: 07718 489342



About Hits Radio

Hits Radio is a brand new national digital radio station, available on DAB Digital radio, Freeview, online and via listen apps. Home to household names, including; Gethin Jones, Gemma Atkinson, Sarah Jane Crawford, Sheree Murphy and Ritchie Neville. Hits Radio is the only national commercial radio station to be broadcast out of Manchester. Aimed at a family-focused audience aged 25-44, Hits Radio offers listeners an entertaining and fun escape, combined with original, authentic presenters with great, relatable banter.


Featuring a soundtrack of the biggest hits of the day alongside treasured favourites, the station is bursting with huge tunes and big personalities, with a strong sense of community at its core. Hits Radio is part of the Hits Radio Network.


About Hits Radio Network:

The Hits Radio Network reaches a family-focused national audience of 25-44 year olds. It is home to Hits Radio, a brand new national station which offers relatable and brilliant banter accompanied by the biggest hits of the day, alongside favourites from the last fifteen years. The network is also home to strong heritage brands, including Newcastle’s Metro, Birmingham‘s Free, Liverpool’s Radio City, Glasgow’s Clyde 1 and Edinburgh’s Forth 1.


About Bauer Media UK:

Bauer Media UK reaches over 25 million UK consumers through a portfolio of world-class, multi-platform media and entertainment brands including heat, KISS, Grazia, Empire, Magic, Absolute Radio and the Hits Radio Network. It creates and curates entertaining media content that audiences love whenever, wherever and however they want through a multi-channel strategy and a focus on product excellence and audience insight.  The result is an exciting array of influential brands, content and talent which provide compelling and engaging advertising opportunities with valuable audiences for UK commercial partners.  Bauer Media UK is part of the Bauer Media Group, one of the world’s largest privately owned media businesses with media assets all over the globe.

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