BBC Radio Sheffield

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BBC Radio Sheffield
BBC Radio Sheffield.png
City of license Sheffield
Broadcast area South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire
Slogan Be part of it!
Frequency FM: 88.6 MHz, 94.7 MHz, 104.1 MHz
MW: 1035 kHz
DAB: 11C
RDS: BBC SHEF
First air date 15 November 1967
Format Local news, talk and music
Language(s) English
Audience share 8.4% (March 2011, [1])
Owner BBC Local Radio,
BBC Yorkshire,
BBC North West,
BBC East Midlands
Website BBC Radio Sheffield

BBC Radio Sheffield is the BBC Local Radio service for English metropolitan county of South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire. This includes the city of Sheffield, plus Rotherham, Doncaster, Barnsley, Chesterfield and surrounding areas. It was the second BBC local radio station, beginning on 15 November 1967 broadcasting from a large Victorian house in Westbourne Road in the Broomhill area of the city. It now broadcasts from a new studio complex at 54 Shoreham Street in Sheffield city centre, on 88.6 (Crosspool, Sheffield), 94.7 (Chesterfield), 104.1 FM, 1035 AM and DAB. It is also available through live streaming on the internet.

In November 2010 BBC Radio Sheffield was named Station of the Year at the BBC local radio station Gillard awards.

Transmitters[edit]

The strongest 104.1FM signal is broadcast at 2,500 ft from the Holme Moss transmitter (actually in West Yorkshire, on the border with Derbyshire), enabling the signal to be clearly heard over much of Derbyshire and north Nottinghamshire in the Worksop area. The Crosspool transmitter on Tapton Hill also has Hallam FM on 97.4FM, Capital Yorkshire on 105.6FM and Real Radio on 107.7FM. The Chesterfield transmitter also has Peak FM on 107.4FM. The Chesterfield signal can be heard as far south on the M1 as Copt Oak. The Broadfield Road transmitter in Sheffield is between the A621 and the A61 behind Heeley swimming pool. DAB radio signals have come from the Bauer South Yorkshire 11C multiplex from the transmitters at Clifton (next to the M18 east of Rotherham) and Tapton Hill (Sheffield) since November 2000. Bauer own Hallam FM.

Archives[edit]

In March 1982 the station was joined by two people, on work placement scheme (Roger and Richard) together with Archive staff, to begin work on a programme of cataloging its early material, copying onto cassette and listed with brief details. The first item to reach the archive were news reports of the Steel Strike of 1980. (This followed a successful scheme by Radio Carlisle which, first of all, covered the Windscale nuclear accident of October 1957.) The cassettes and listings, which include a full range of news stories and local music, are held at the South Yorkshire Archive in Sheffield. When the personnel were changed after 12 months Roger and Richard were replaced by Sarah Major, who broadcasts on the station on Sunday mornings.

Programming[edit]

Saturday[edit]

Time Main presenter(s)/programme Location
0100 – 0500 BBC Radio 5 Live: Up All Night Salford
0500 – 0600 BBC Radio 5 Live: Morning Reports
0600 – 0700 Jenny Cork Sheffield
0700 – 1000 Georgey Spanswick
1000 – 1300 Paulette Edwards
1300 – 1400 Toby Foster Live-ish
1400 – 1700 Football Heaven
1700 – 1900 Praise or Grumble
1900 – 2000 Northern Soul Leeds
2000 – 2200 BBC Introducing Sheffield
2200 – 0100 Diana Luke

Sunday[edit]

Time Main presenter(s)/programme Location
0100 – 0500 BBC Radio 5 Live: Up All Night Salford
0500 – 0600 BBC Radio 5 Live: Morning Reports
0600 – 0700 Sarah Major Sheffield
0700 – 0900 Andy Crane
0900 – 1000 In The Garden: Neil Grant & Andy Crane
1000 – 1300 Clueless!
1300 – 1400 The Paul Hudson Weather Show
1400 – 1600 Jimmy Carol
1600 – 1800 Gerry Kersey (FM)
1600 – 1800 Aap Ki Saap (AM)
1800 – 2100 Eastern Air: Waheed Akhtar
2100 – 0100 Diana Luke

News and Sport staff[edit]

Past/seasonal presenters[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 53°22′33″N 1°28′00″W / 53.3759°N 1.4668°W / 53.3759; -1.4668