BBC Radio Nottingham

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BBC Radio Nottingham
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City of license Nottingham
Broadcast area Nottinghamshire
Slogan A Passion for Nottinghamshire Life
Frequency RDS: BBCNottm, 95.1 MHz, 95.5 MHz, 103.8 MHz, 1584 kHz, DAB (NOW Nottingham)
First air date 31 January 1968
Format Local news, talk and music
Language(s) English
Audience share 10.8%
Owner BBC Local Radio,
BBC East Midlands
Website BBC Radio Nottingham

BBC Radio Nottingham is a BBC Local Radio station serving the English county of Nottinghamshire. It broadcasts on FM, AM, and digital DAB radio from studios located on London Road in Nottingham city centre.

Transmission frequences[edit]

Radio Nottingham is broadcast on three FM frequencies:

  • 103.8 to Nottingham and south Nottinghamshire, from Mapperley Ridge in north Nottingham
  • 95.5 to Mansfield from Fishponds Hill
  • 95.1 to Newark from Beacon Hill (since January 2004)

The Mansfield signal is strong enough to be heard as far north as Scunthorpe, far outside Nottinghamshire. The Nottingham signal may be heard as far south as Leicester.

The station broadcasts AM signals on 1584 kHz Medium Wave, from Clipstone, near Mansfield. From 17 August to 24 September 2012 BBC Radio Nottingham stopped broadcasting its normal programmes on medium wave, instead directing listeners to FM or DAB. This was part of a five-week trial to determine if listeners would miss or complain about the loss of services on medium wave.

Since 30 April 2004, the station has been available on DAB from the NDEM (NOW Digital East Midlands) Nottingham 12C multiplex from Waltham (main signal and in Leicestershire), Mapperley Ridge and Fishponds Hill (since July 2006).

In addition, the station is transmitted via its website, using RealPlayer.

Programming[edit]