Listen to Ian Kingsley's show: 'Inspire'


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90.1 FM in the Bournemouth & Poole areas of the UK
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AUTHOR WEBSITE: THIS IS IT! Please explore to find out about my Christian books and my locally-set mystery thrillers - complete with related walks in the Christchurch, Mudeford, Highcliffe and Hengistbury Head areas.

As a Christian, I love to be connected with my local Christian Community radio station: Hope FM. My show is called Inspire because that's what it aims to do - punctuated by mellow music, fascinating facts, humour and words of wisdom.

If you live in and around Bournemouth and Poole, in the UK, it's on 90.1 FM. And if you're not, you can tune-in online right now, for free, using the tunein ap.

About the Show

The Music

The music I play includes plenty of currently popular praise and worship songs, plus a secular selection to give a balanced mix. Feel free to join in and sing! I generally go for gentler songs, although I may sometime surprise you. (And myself!) I usually end the show with a 'mellow music mix'.

The Featured Artist of Theme

Quite often I will take a particular artist, genre or period, and play several related songs. It helps to create an eclectic mix.

New Releases

I play two or three releases that are new in the current month. Great to hear new sounds or tracks.

Musical Discoveries

I generally play two or three artists or tracks that might be new to you. You might discover a new sound this way. I often do!

The Weekly Challenge

This comprises either The Artist Challenge or The Mystery Sound Challenge... or something else challenging! Who knows what?

Unless otherwise stated, copyright of mystery sounds is royalty free Attribution 3.0, or from the public domain. Unless otherwise stated, the Attribution 3.0 recordings used were recorded by Mike Koenig.

Shout-outs & Comments

Please use the Contact Form above if you would like a shout-out or dedication during the live show - or a future show.

You can also follow me on Twitter or tweet using the hashtag #ikontheradio to qualify for upcoming song dedications on the show. On Twitter I am @authorkingsley. Or just follow me on Twitter. I give random dedications to my Twitter and Facebook followers.

Funny & Fantastic Facts

The show generally includes some 'Funny and Fantastic Facts' - or 'FAFs' for short! (I'll be "faffing around" to offer many new insights on life!)

Words of Wisdom

I also offer short 'Words of Wisdom' quotes to help inspire and rejuvenate you! These are mainly in the second hour of the show - and they may be from the Bible or the wise!

Inspiring Words & Stories

These are usually connected with faith. It might be metaphorical or it might be real. Or it might be about someone really inspiring!

If you have a REAL inspiring story to tell, and would like to share it with listeners, I will try to include it in a FUTURE show.

Just use the Contact Form above. I will read out the most inspiring.

The Viewpoint Feature

This is anything I consider particularly interesting, inspiring, or beneficial - from the self-help perspective.


There's usually a funny side to most things. I'm always out to find that particular perspective!

Mellow Mix

During the last 20 minutes or so, coming up to the show ending at 10 pm, I play a mellow mix of music to help you wind down before bedtime.

What's coming up next?

My show is on Thursday evenings. So most Wednesday evenings you will find a post about my forthcoming show on the Hope FM Facebook page. When you do, remember my show is called 'INSPIRE'.


Please use the 'Show Contents' option in the above Contact Form to let me know what you like best - or least! What would you like more of? Or less of? I’m happy to tailor the show to the features you like best.


Listen on your household FM radio - in Bournemouth or Poole, UK

Tune-in to 90.1 FM.

Because this is a community radio station, it is not permitted to have the high power output of larger regional stations such as the BBC. Consequently, your radio aerial may need some adjustment for good reception. Point your vertically polarised FM aerial towards the location of Bournemouth University (where our transmitter is located). Make fine aerial adjustments for the strongest signal on 90.1 FM. You should find all the other stations are still strongly received afterwards.

Listen on FM radio in your car - in Bournemouth or Poole, UK

If you have a digital radio in your car you can probably set it manually to pick up Hope FM on 90.1 FM.

If you only get your stations after auto-scanning on your digital radio, here's what I suggest if Hope FM is not being found. It can be tricky, because digital frequency scans can reject lower power signals (by assuming they are out of the area). So, when you are next in central Bournemouth or Poole, make use of the stronger signal and scan for Hope FM on 90.1 FM. Once you receive the station, press-and-hold the number '1' button on your digital radio (or another preferred preset button) until it beeps to confirm it has locked to the station. Thereafter you should be able to press that button to receive Hope FM anywhere in the area: right out to Wimborne, Highcliffe, etc.

Listen via the internet or Smart TV - anywhere in the world!

If you want to get 'Hope FM' via the internet, or on your smart phone, just find it using the tunein app. So that covers the rest of the world! Make sure you get the Bournemouth '90.1 Hope FM' station - not one of several other 'Hope FM' stations elsewhere in the world!

Many Smart TVs in the UK also include the tunein app, and searching for "hope fm" and picking the station with the 'Hope FM' logo you can see at the top of this page, allows you to select the station - and to save it as a preset.

Hope FM is a great Christian radio station. And if you are wondering about show times, click here for details. See the section below to convert UK times to your local time.

Time Zones

Hope FM is in the UK and on LONDON WORLD TIME.

If you are listening in from outside this time zone, click here to work out the time you should listen in.

Recording radio programmes online

There is a great FREE application called StreamWriter which enables you to record online programmes. So if something is on at an unsuitable hour, you can record it and listen to it later. Because a programme recording uses so much memory (55MB per hour of recording), you really need a computer - not a Smart phone - to do this.

See my notes here for more information on StreamWriter.

Hi! Welcome to my radio page. Here is information about my show and how to contact me. If you only know me on the radio, then please explore this website and see below. I am also an author, and my novels are mainly set in Bournemouth, Christchurch, Mudeford and Bath. Just click on a cover image for more details.

Click HERE to listen to extracts from previous INSPIRE radio shows - available via SoundCloud.

These include:

Wy You Need Jesus [8 Jan 2018]

Jesus Provides the Evidence of Why You Should Believe in God [28Nov2017 - for broadcast on 21 Dec 2017]

Dawkins' Delusion [6 Mar 2017]

Where is Heaven?
[27 Mar 2017]

All above recordings © Ian Kingsley. These cannot be reproduced without permission. [Dates shown are the first broadcast date.]


Here is some of the music I've played on past INSPIRE radio shows on 90.1 Hope FM... thanks to:

Just click any title to play it from the following playlists. You can pause and play using the control over the picture.

If you haven't got the Spotify app, only a short taster will play, but this is enough to allow you to check a title.

If you open the Spotify app when a track stops playing from the lists below, this will then allow you to play entire tracks. You can download a free UK version of Spotify to do this (with ads) here.

The Latest Secular Songs Playlist

Please note that it can take up to a week for the latest songs played on the show to get onto this playlist - although normally it is much quicker.

The songs in the list below are in reverse chronological order. (Sorry, but that is the way Spotify likes to do it!)

My Favourite Christian Songs Playlist

This list is in no particular order and does not relate to a specific show.

I am an author. If you live in the Bournemouth area you can obtain/order my books listed below from:

BOOKENDS, 67 High St,
Phone: 01202-479059

NOTE: Local books soon sell out so it is always wise to reserve or order a copy by phone before visiting the store.

Prefer to order online but want to avoid or minimize the shipping cost?

Delivered free with Amazon Prime, or with you normal qualifying order from Amazon.

Order from Waterstones and collect at your nearest UK store to avoid shipping - or let them deliver in the UK for £2.75.

Order from Book Depository for FREE UK and wordwide delivery.


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The above mystery thriller is set in and around Christchurch and Bournemouth. This website even includes location information and pictures - so you can follow in the footsteps of its protagonist, Jennifer Lloyd. Click the cover for more information about the novel, complete with reviews.

'Exceptionally entertaining, The Grave Concerns Of Jennifer Lloyd proves Kingsley’s prowess as a multi-genre author and is recommended without reservation.'

—Stephan J Myers (Book Viral)

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This psychological thriller is also set in the local area of Christchurch, Hengistbury Head and Mudeford Sandbank. I also provide location information and pictures here. It is about an ordinary family with a beach hut on the sandbank... and how their lives are torn apart when a family member dies. Click the cover for more information about the novel and reviews.

'A gripping psychological read with characters that reach out and grab you. A real page-turner.'

—SOPHIE KING (bestselling author


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As the title of this non-fiction work suggests, the purpose of this book is to show that religion (in particular Christianity) and science are really different views of the same thing. They are complementary, not mutually exclusive. And many of the topics I cover in the Special Feature on my radio show are amplified in this book.

This work is presently only available as an eBook, but if enough of you contacted me to ask for it in paperback, that could be arranged! Please click the cover for more information about the book, including reviews.

"The most abstract of concepts are communicated in a clearly digestible form… There is a tremendous need for the genre represented here: arguments which transcend the physical world. For many, if not most, the task of adequately preparing oneself to respond to such questions is simply too daunting. I appreciate the scholarly professionalism and the extensive referencing… [The author] rises to the challenge of what most would consider an extremely difficult calling." (James Revoir - Authonomy)

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This is a Christian novel. On the surface it is a mystery thriller, but it also has an underlying aim similar to 'Reality Check': its protagonist is challenged to make the case for belief in God and Heaven.

This novel is primarily set in Bath but also has settings in L.A., Rome and Tenerife. Click the cover for more information, a video and reviews.

'Addresses a universal question in a much better way than Dan Brown in Angels & Demons where the God versus science debate is just another subplot in another ciphering book; in Flying a Kite it's the main plot thread, convincingly dealt with, and riveting.'

—Richard Pierce (author)

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