The station first aired on 15 March 1982, when it was opened by George Howard, the then chairman of the BBC. It launched from Broadcasting House, just off Rouge Bouillon in St Helier, and moved to its present premises in Parade Road in March 1994.
Roger Bara, a long standing breakfast show presenter, retired in 2012.
A number of evening and weekend programmes are simulcast with BBC Local Radio stations in the South West and West regions on Radio Jersey's FM frequencies. BBC Radio Jersey broadcasts BBC Radio 5 Live on MW in the evening and on a Saturday afternoon.