The other transmitters (on Black Hill near Clun, on Hazler Hill near Church Stretton, and in Mortimer Forest near Ludlow) have a much weaker signal only heard up to about 6 miles (9.7 km) away at most. These three transmitters are for broadcasting to the south of the county, which has a hilly terrain that reduces the effectiveness of FM transmissions.
Colin Young started with the station in 1984, with his first broadcast on 5 January 1985, and is the longest serving member of the station. In March 2013 he broadcast his lunchtime programme from a narrowboat on the Llangollen Canal in north Shropshire for a week.
Other Radio Shropshire presenters are Eric Smith, Clare Ashford, Jim Hawkins, Adam Green, Vicki Archer and Ryan Kennedy.
A number of evening and networked programmes, including the weekday Late Night Graham Torrington (broadcast from Birmingham) are simulcast with counterpart BBC Local Radio stations in the Midlands. After closedown, Radio 5 Live programming is simulcast - namely Up All Night, Morning Reports and Wake Up To Money on weekday mornings.