Dorset Biz veteran Andrew takes News Editor role on new Bournemouth radio station

By Sam Pither [email protected]

Published: November 20, 2023 | Updated: 21st November 2023

Andrew Diprose, the Founder and former Editor of Dorset Biz News, has been appointed as News Editor for the new commercial radio station Bournemouth One.

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He brings 44 years of experience as a qualified journalist, having worked across newspapers, online media, print, PR and radio across roles including Business Editor at the Bournemouth Echo and Head of News at Chiltern Radio.

A well-known face among the Dorset business community, Andrew has been living and working in the Bournemouth area since the early 90s, with his most recent experience seeing him setting up, running and eventually selling this website, Dorset Biz News to The Business Magazine Group.

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

“The technology and, indeed, years have moved on a tad since I was one of the youngest News Editors in Independent Local Radio in the mid-80s but the thrill of working in radio most certainly hasn’t.

“It’s going to be a lot of fun, as well as hard work, and I can’t wait to get started.”

Roy Martin, CEO, adds: “We’re honoured to have Andy on board running our local news service, enabling us to keep our listeners informed about what’s 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 all the local news they need whenever they tune in.”

Bournemouth One launches on January 1st 2024 with a test stream now available via, TuneIn, smart phone apps and on Alexa and SIRI, just say “Play Bournemouth One” to listen.

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