Radio Solent announces new breakfast show for Dorset

BBC Radio Solent has announced plans for a new daily programme dedicated to West Dorset.

The weekday breakfast show will be broadcast live from studios in Dorchester.

Listeners will be able to tune in to the speech-led news programme on 103.8FM from next year.

Local MP Oliver Letwin said: "This is great news. After a long campaign, at last there will be some broadcasting aimed at the whole of Dorset."

He added: "The next stage is the provision of a full local radio service for Dorset."

The new show has been approved by the BBC Trust, which reviews each of the BBC's services every five years.

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