BBC Radio Gloucestershire

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BBC Radio Gloucestershire
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City of license Gloucester
Broadcast area Gloucestershire
Frequency DAB, 95 FM, 95.8 FM, 104.7 FM, 1413 MW
First air date 3 October 1988
Format Local news, talk and music
Language(s) English
Audience share 11.6% (=March 2013, [1])
Owner BBC Local Radio,
BBC West
Website BBC Radio Gloucestershire

BBC Radio Gloucestershire is the BBC Local Radio service for the English county of Gloucestershire, which started on 3 October 1988. It broadcasts from its studios in London Rd, Gloucester on DAB, 95FM (Stroud), 95.8FM (Cirencester), 104.7FM (Gloucester, Cheltenham & Tewkesbury), 1413 AM in the Cotswolds & Forest of Dean.


The station broadcasts on DAB, FM and AM.

The DAB transmitters for the multiplex that serves the Gloucestershire audience are located at Churchdown Hill (for the Severn Vale, including the Cheltenham/Gloucester conurbation), Stockend Wood (for south of Gloucester, parts of Stroud Valleys and shores of River Severn), Icomb Hill, near Bourton-on-the-Water (for the north Cotswolds) and Cirencester (for the south Cotswolds). The station commenced broadcasting on DAB digital radio on 18 October 2013 as part of the Gloucestershire local multiplex.[1]

The main FM transmitter is at Churchdown Hill near to jct 11 on the M5 which broadcasts on 104.7. The Stroud mast relays this signal on 95 FM. The Cirencester transmitter has a separate line feed from the studios and broadcasts on 95.8FM.

Radio Gloucestershire has two AM transmitters, both on 1413 kHz, at Stow-on-the-Wold and at Berkeley Heath.


BBC Radio Gloucestershire broadcasts live local programming each weekday from 0600[inconsistent] to 1900, Saturdays from 0600 to 1805 and Sundays from 0600 to 1700. The station has studios at BBC Gloucestershire on London Road in Gloucester.[2]

From 1900 – 2200 each weekday, all BBC local radio stations in the BBC West region simulcast Mark Forrest's all England show and Trevor Fry's West only late show. At weekends, evening programming is shared with BBC South West and BBC West.

Overnight programming is simulcast from BBC Radio 5 Live, mainly consisting of Up All Night and Morning Reports.

Regular daytime cover presenters include Kate Clark and Kate Justice.


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