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.
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 list to pick Inspire show links below!
22NOV22 - Stumbling Block: I Can't Believe there is a Heaven
15NOV22 - We reap a harvest if we don't give up doing good
8NOV22 - Stumbling Block: Jesus didn’t die on the cross
1NOV22 - One step at a time
25OCT22 - God's rewards to Christians
18OCT22 - Trusting God when no obvious answers
11OCT22 - The Christian body after death
4OCT22 - God is always with you
27SEP22 - Being open with God
20SEP22 - Cultivate a peaceful state of mind
6SEP22 - Use God's gifts well
30AUG22 - The advantage of time
About: MAINTENANCE DOSE
LISTEN AT 6 pm London time:
New shows every Thursday
Sit, relax, put your brain Into neutral - and just ENJOY!
This show aims to bring you a weekly MAINTENANCE DOSE of 'musical medication', enabling you to truly relax and disengage brain. Featuring unfamiliar tracks each week, it brings you many new sounds and artists. This is interspersed with my usual selection of interesting facts and wry musings about the songs. It's pretty much guaranteed you will hear quite a few new tracks. The show includes the following features:
I will regularly play a new artist for you to discover. (Also read about my New Artists Spotify playlist.)
I pick a different artist each week and play two of their songs, accompanied by a brief bio.
Play along with others listening with you to see who can spot these challenge solutions first! Or even arrange with a buddy to play against them and be the first to phone them when you 'rise to the challenge' as winner. Or just challenge yourself to spot them!
Phantom Artist Challenge:
During the show I will play TWO different songs by THE SAME ARTIST - but I will mention their name only once! Shout out "Phantom Artist" as soon as you realise the second song is playing! you win if you are first - although the first to state the name of that artist can beat the first to identify them! I will reveal the Phantom Artist at the end of that show during a short replay. And if there is a quibble and one person is cooking for the rest, the chef always wins!
Time Capsule Challenge
One song played during the show will be a random selection from my Time Capsule. Be the first in your group to shout out "Time Capsule" to win! I will identify which song it is immediately after it has played. Older listeners have the advantage of perhaps recognising the opening, but younger listeners may be quick enough to detect the change in style!
Use the following list to pick Maintenance Dose show links below. (Sometimes this list shows artists in advance and you then need to wait until after the show has been broadcast for the Catch-Up link to appear!)
Play the 'TEXTING TREATS' GAME during the Maintenance Dose show
If you want extra fun whilst listening to the Maintenance Dose show, and perhaps earn a treat from your friend by beating them in the ‘Texting Treats’ game, then CLICK HERE FOR THE RULES of how to play. (You can also play this game if you are at the same location as them - or just score on your own for a personal challenge from week to week!) The aim of the game is to get the highest score at the two challenges: the Phantom Artist and the Time Capsule. Anyone can play because everything you need to know to score maximum points is announced during the show, so it does not rely on personal musical knowledge. To win you just need to listen carefully - and be sharp!
PLEASE BE AWARE the following two listed shows are not representative of my normal shows. They are identical and they went out in remembrance of Queen Elizabeth II:
The INSPIRE show dated Tue Sep 13
Catch-Up or Listen Again to:
The MAINTENANCE DOSE show dated Thu Sep 15
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.