Advertise With Us


Image Radio is a not for profit organisation run entirely by volunteers. We provide people with the opportunity to broadcast to showcase their talents and talk about whatever they’re passionate about (we broadcast many different shows on topics as varied as local music, community arts, jazz or the local voluntary sector).

We are a community radio station, that fills the gap between national and commercial stations, in giving a voice to residents in Dorset and Hampshire

We believe we can build the confidence and communication skills of people involved in our project. We believe that presenting raises their self-esteem and encourages them to take an active interest in their local community.

We also provide a platform and outlet for local charities and voluntary organisations, Fitness and Body Positive shows and many more.

Advertising with Image Radio will help us to maintain this vital community service while giving your business access to many more potential local customers in the Dorset and Hampshire .

Why Radio?

1) Radio sells everywhere.

Radio is the only true mobile medium. In the car, at work, and play, radio is there…the companion and the advertising force your customers to take with them wherever they go.

2) Radio sells with intimacy.

In your personal life, when you have something very important to communicate to someone, which would you prefer – to show them a picture, to write to them, or to talk with the intimacy and emotion of the human voice? Radio sells with intimacy.

3) Radio escapes advertising’s clutter.

Today’s newspapers average 2/3 advertising to 1/3 editorial content. TV spends about 1/3 of its time on advertising. Today’s radio, at about 10 minutes of advertising per hour, devotes less than 1/5 of its time to adverts. Radio is the uncluttered medium.

4) Reach is nice, but frequency sells.

Newspaper and TV are reaching the media – they reach varying numbers of people. Psychologists tell us that consumers need to be exposed to an advertising message at least three times before it begins to penetrate.

Most local businesses cannot afford the necessary three-times-plus frequency that effective advertising demands – except on radio.


5) You’re always on the front page with radio.

With radio advertising, you are front and center in the listener’s attention span when your ad is on the air. You’re never buried on page 42.

On Image Radio you will never be surrounded by your competitor’s ads. With radio, you are always on the front page.

6) This is a Win / Win!

You’ll be making a vital contribution to a true community project – as well as reaching a new audience of potential customers for your business.

Interested in Advertising on Image Radio?

If you’d like to explore this further please  email us below using the form. We will work with you to produce a FREE professional standard radio advert using our talented team of volunteer technicians and voice-over artists and then agree on an on-air schedule.

(A fee may apply for other production by an external company)



Sponsorship of shows / Traffic & Travel / Weather also available at very reasonable costs and we now also offer weekend/overnight and daytime sponsorship of the entire station! Get in touch for prices.

Rate 1 times are:-
07:00 – 17:00 inclusive 

Please get in touch for prices 

Rate 2 times are:-
18:00 – 23:00 inclusive:

Rate 3 times are:-
00:00 – 06:00 inclusive

Rate 4 times are:-
weekends 07:00 – 17:00

Rate 5 times are:-
Weekends 18:00 – 06:00

The adds go out and show sponsor go out at around these times of the HOUR

03 slot     = £
20 Slot    = £
40 Slot    = £