BBC Radio Cornwall

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BBC Radio Cornwall
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City of license Truro
Broadcast area Cornwall
Frequency 95.2 FM, 96.0 FM, 103.9 FM, DAB
First air date 17 January 1983
Format Local news, talk and music
Language(s) English
Cornish
Audience share 16.1% (December 2012, [1])
Owner BBC Local Radio,
BBC South West
Website BBC Radio Cornwall

BBC Radio Cornwall is the BBC Local Radio service for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly in England, United Kingdom. It broadcasts from its studios on Phoenix Wharf in Truro on 95.2 in the east, 96.0 on the Isles of Scilly and 103.9 in the west MHz FM, as well as on DAB.

Prior to its launch on 17 January 1983, BBC regional radio broadcasting for Cornwall amounted to the breakfast show 'Morning Sou'West' on the AM frequencies of Radio 4 in Devon and Cornwall. Initially, Radio Cornwall shared an afternoon programme with BBC Radio Devon, but now sustains a full daytime service. The station also broadcasts a short weekly news bulletin in the Cornish language.

Radio Cornwall links up with all other BBC local stations in England for a networked evening service, broadcast from Leeds between 7pm and 10pm, and a networked late show from Plymouth between 10pm and 1am. As well as broadcasting on FM, BBC Radio Cornwall may also be streamed via internet at BBC Radio Cornwall Online.

Cornish Language[edit]

Radio Cornwall is one of two radio stations to have broadcast programmes in the Cornish language. Currently a five minute news show, An Nowodhow, is broadcast every Sunday.[1][2] When Radio Cornwall was first set up Cornish language content was limited to around 2 minutes per week. In 1987 a new weekly 15 minute long bilingual show, Kroeder Kroghan, detailing Celtic cultural events taking place in Cornwall, was introduced.[3]

Presenters[edit]

Local presenters
Networked presenters

Production staff[edit]

Production Team


Sports Team

Ross Ellis

Laurence Reed

Dick Straughan


Traffic & Travel Presenters

Stuart Geddes

Dave Gould


Past Presenters

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Diarmuid O'Néill, Rebuilding the Celtic Languages: reversing language shift in the Celtic countries, 2005
  2. ^ John T. Koch, Celtic Culture: a historical encyclopedia, 2006
  3. ^ Martin John Ball, James Fife, The Celtic Languages, 1993

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