BBC Radio Jersey

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BBC Radio Jersey
BBC Radio Jersey logo.png
City of license Saint Helier
Broadcast area Jersey
Slogan Loving where we live
Frequency 88.8 FM, 1026 AM
First air date 15 March 1982
Format Local news, talk and music
Language(s) English, some multilingual programming
Audience share 17.7% (September 2014, [1])
Owner BBC Local Radio,
BBC South West
Website BBC Radio Jersey

BBC Radio Jersey (Jèrriais:BBC Radio Jèrri) is the BBC Local Radio service for Jersey, Channel Islands. It broadcasts from Saint Helier on 88.8 FM, 1026 AM and online.[2]

Like other BBC enterprises in Jersey, funding comes primarily from television licence fees collected in Jersey.[3]


Entrance to BBC Radio Jersey in Parade Road, Saint Helier

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.[4]

As well as broadcasting on FM and AM, BBC Radio Jersey is also available via internet at BBC Radio Jersey Online.


The radio station shares premises at 18-21 Parade Road in St Helier with BBC Channel Islands television news, and BBC Jersey's online services.


A number of evening and weekend programmes are simulcast with BBC Local Radio stations in the South West region on Radio Jersey's FM frequencies. BBC Radio Jersey broadcasts BBC Radio 5 Live on MW in the evening and on a Saturday afternoon.[5]

On Sunday afternoons, the station airs a weekly tri-lingual news review programme, Voices, in the Jèrriais, Portuguese and Polish languages.

Notable presenters[edit]

Network presenter

Frémont Point transmitting station[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "". Retrieved 2012-10-07. 
  2. ^ "". 1970-01-01. Retrieved 2012-10-07. 
  3. ^ "T.V. Licences". Jersey Citizens Advice Bureau. 2009-03-13. Retrieved 2009-07-02. 
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ "BBC iPlayer - BBC Radio Jersey Schedule". 1970-01-01. Retrieved 2012-10-09. 

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Coordinates: 49°11′24″N 2°06′40″W / 49.1901°N 2.1112°W / 49.1901; -2.1112