BBC Radio Oxford is the BBC Local Radio station for the English county of Oxfordshire, broadcasting on 95.2 FM via the Oxford transmitter, on DAB and online. The station broadcasts live from the BBC's Summertown studios in Oxford between 6am and 7pm each weekday, for over 13 hours on Saturdays & 19 hours on Sundays. It also carries regional programming simulcast with the BBC's local radio stations in the South and South East regions.
BBC Radio Oxford also produces its own news service from its offices in Oxford with regular reports and outside broadcasts from around Oxfordshire. The weather service is provided by a team in Southampton.
BBC Oxford radio car at the Cowley Road Festival 2010
Early 1970 - Oxford was chosen as a location for BBC local radio and premises in Summertown found at 242-254 Banbury Road. The site is known as Barclay House and was previously a Rolls Royce showroom.
Mid 1970: Staff were recruited, a small number with BBC experience but mostly local people, and the studios at Summertown are built.
September 1970 - On air staff trained at The Langham Hotel in London
Early October 1970 - Three weeks of test transmissions begin.
29 October 1970 - BBC Radio Oxford officially begins transmission at 5pm on 95.0MHz VHF.
31 December 1970 - Radio Times lists BBC Radio Oxford programmes for the first time.
5 October 1972 - Due to high demand by residents who did not have VHF/FM on their radios, BBC Radio Oxford begins broadcasting on 202 metres medium wave (1484kHz). The station would also be available on the local cable network on 'Rediffusion Channel A'.
26 June 1973 - BBC Radio Oxford moves its VHF frequency to 95.2MHz to avoid interference with BBC Radio London on 94.9MHz.
22 May 1976 - The station opens its studios to the public for an open weekend.
October 1980 - BBC Radio Oxford celebrates 10 years on air by publishing a magazine.
April/May 1989 - BBC Radio Oxford moves to purpose built studios at 269 Banbury Road, Summertown.