Radio station appoints former Dorset Biz owner as news editor

Andrew Diprose <i>(Image: UGC)</i>
Andrew Diprose (Image: UGC)

A BOURNEMOUTH radio station has announced it has appointed a news editor.

Andrew Diprose has 44 years of journalism experience, working across newspapers, online, print, PR and radio, including four years at the Bournemouth Echo as business editor.

After the move to the Bournemouth One station Andrew said: “Opportunities to join a brand-new station don’t come along very often, so the offer from the founders Sophie Greenwood and Roy Martin to join Bournemouth One was one I just couldn’t refuse.”

He added: “It’s going to be lots of fun, as well as hard work, and I just can’t wait to get started.”

Andrew has lived and worked in the Bournemouth area since the early nineties. Most recently set up, ran local business news website, Dorset Biz News, to The Business Magazine Group, before later selling it.

At Bournemouth One Andrew will be managing the local newsroom, broadcasting local information each morning, and keeping listeners up to date with relevant local stories as they unfold.

CEO Roy Martin said: “We are honoured to have Andy on board running our local news, enabling us to keep our listeners informed about what is happening across the area both on the radio and on our website and social channels.

“Combining his experience in local journalism and his love for radio means our listeners will get the local news they need whenever they tune in.”

Bournemouth One launches on January 1st 2024.

A test stream is now available via, Tuneln, smartphone apps and on Alexa and SIRI. Just say “play Bournemouth One” to listen.