My RADIO Page
'INSPIRE is a show that induces a state of relaxation and exudes a healing aura from which I greatly benefit. I hope to tune-in to INSPIRE for many years to come... I greatly enjoyed the show on 28th December 2021 - lovely music and profound philosophical insight*.'
'I would like to say how much I enjoy listening to your show. There is a great mix of inspiration, relaxation, good humour and great songs. A wonderful antidote to a hectic day in this busy world.'
Hi there! I'm Ian Kingsley. I am both a novelist and a broadcaster on Hope FM in Dorset, England. See the rest of this website for my writing, or read this page for information about my radio shows.
I began presenting the INSPIRE radio show on Hope FM in January 2017. This ran for 4 years as a live 2-hour show broadcast from our studio in central Bournemouth. Then we moved to our new larger studios behind Castlepoint and INSPIRE continued there for a short while. Then COVID struck! Because of its restrictions, many presenters began working from home. Including me. So began a new learning-curve!
As a result I still record and present the INSPIRE show from home in its current 1-hour format. This has both advantages and disadvantages. While it removes the opportunity for live call-ins (as with the Mystery Sound challenge, for example), it permits extra time to be spent on production. So while most of what I say is ad-libbed during production recording - just like a live show - the freedom of being able to play around with the resulting muli-track recording allows me to create special effects and to improve the transitions. Because this works so well for the show I have continued that way by choice. From 6th January 2022 I also present a new show called MAINTENANCE DOSE, produced in a similar fashion. Read about - and 'catch-up' on - both shows below!
, Follow me on Twitter as: @authorkingsley.
I tweet about important - and funny - things going on in the world, with a particular focus on news, animals, Nature and climate change.
Key 'Faith Topics' can be heard again:
Visit my SoundCloud page to learn more about these by
* The above review comment refers to the 'We Are So Special' topic
which is included on SoundCloud.
The numerous ways to listen:
ON YOUR FM RADIO
If you live in the Bournemouth, Christchurch or Poole (BCP) area of Dorset, England, you can listen to HOPE FM on 90.1 FM (but this normally requires a suitable aerial because local community radio stations like Hope FM are legally limited to low signal strength to prevent overlapping signal interference from nearby regions).
ON YOUR CAR RADIO
You can get 90.1 Hope FM on car radios within the BCP area (and a little beyond). Even DAB car radios usually pick up local FM stations such as Hope FM. Because it is lower power you will need to manually tune the station in and set it to a preset, after which there should be no troubles - although it might be easier to tune-in in the central BCP area. (After that you can pick-up as far away as Wimborne, Ferndown, Ringwood and Highcliffe).
VIA STREAMING OVER THE INTERNET
You can get Hope FM via most Smart TVs & Smart speakers OR via the Tune-In app by clicking the button below!
BE AWARE there is more than one "Hope FM" radio station in the world of the internet. To be sure to get the right one, look out for the Hope FM logo on the play-out page. If searching, use the phrase: "90.1 hope fm". Read my Tune-In Notes in case of difficulty.
ON YOUR SMART SPEAKER
Just ask Alexa: "Play 90.1 Hope FM"
VIA the HOPE FM App
Download the Hope FM App to listen to Hope FM STREAMING on your Apple or Android devices anywhere in the world:
Once you have this App you can immediately switch to it if you have FM reception problems because you are outside our broadcast area - or if the weather is playing up! You can then listen without any problems.
CATCH-UP OR LISTEN AGAIN TO MY SHOWS
Go to the panels below to catch-up on missed shows or to listen again to past shows.
Hope FM is a community-focused Christian radio station. Its scope covers everything that is of interest in its beautiful south-coast location in England. This includes - but is certainly not restricted to - specifically Christian shows, and is also well-known for featuring live broadcasts from Christian events. All this is backed up by a great and varied secular and Christian music mix, delivered 24/7.
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LISTEN AT 6 pm London time:
New shows every Tuesday
Repeated the following Sunday
Each week I hope to bring you inspiring thoughts and music, reasons to smile, and maybe just that little bit closer to God. I hope you enjoy the process!
The show brings you a mellow and relaxing mix of praise, worship and secular songs. The first half of the show is built around a great secular playlist including new releases, and is peppered with humour, wry comments on the tracks, and includes interesting topics that may not be in mainstream view. These are often aimed at helping with one's faith and self-worth. The second half of the show is called 'The Praise Phase' and is built around Contemporary Christian music (CCM), faith topics, and inspiring material linking the musical theme.
If you are a regular listener to my radio shows it would be great if you signed up to be a 'Friend'. I will then randomly give YOU a shout-out or song dedication on the shows.
If you would like to send me a suggested playlist of CCM music which I think would link together well within the Praise Phase section of my show I will try to build something around it and mention your name.
KEY RECENT INSPIRE TOPICS:
Use the following to pick Inspire show links below!
28JUN22 - The significance of life on earth and our relationship with God
21JUN22 - Parenting myths
14JUN22 - Be nice!
7JUN22 - Bible version comparison
31MAY22 - Do you believe or know you are a Christian?
10MAY22 - Difference between 'Insurance' and 'Assurance' policies
26APR22 - A Famous Atheist converts
About: MAINTENANCE DOSE
LISTEN AT 6 pm London time:
New shows very Thursday
Sit, relax, put your brain Into neutral - and just ENJOY!
Based around mainly secular music, this show aims to bring you a weekly MAINTENANCE DOSE of 'musical medication', enabling you to truly relax and disengage your brain. With different tracks every week, including some new artists. This is interspersed with my usual musings, interesting facts, and wry comments about the songs. It's pretty much guaranteed you will hear great new music.
These shows include:
I will regularly play a new artist for you to discover. (Also read about my New Artists Spotify playlist.)
Oh, sorry! Yes, if you want to participate in this little challenge you will need to engage brain. But be assured, that is purely optional! Just as much fun if you don't! During the show I will play TWO different songs by THE SAME ARTIST - but I will mention their name only once! It's up to you to IDENTIFY the Phantom Artist. I will reveal it at the end of that show during a little replay. The challenge is to beat friends and family with you in being the first to shout out 'Phantom Artist' when the artist is played the second time - or even remotely, by arrangement with phone. If you can name that artist before I announce it you beat someone who doesn't know their name. And if there is a quibble and one person is cooking for the rest, the chef wins!
I pick a different artist each week and play two of their songs, accompanied by a brief bio.
Use the following to pick Maintenance Dose show links below!
Catch-Up or Listen Again to:
Catch-Up or Listen Again to:
My novels - click a cover for more information
If you listen to my radio show on 90.1 Hope FM in the Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch areas then you may be interested to know about my books shown below. The novels are set in real locations. Click the button below the covers to learn about suggested walks and those locations!
Set in Bath, Europe and USA.
If you read 'The Shack' you should read THIS! It explores belief systems in the cloak of a mystery novel but it is much closer to Christian beliefs than The Shack's portrayal of the Trinity.