BBC Radio Ulster

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BBC Radio Ulster
BBC Radio Ulster logo
City of license Belfast
Broadcast area Northern Ireland
Frequency FM: 92–95 MHz
MW: 1341 kHz
DAB
Freeview: 719 (NI only)
Freesat: 716
Sky (UK only): 0118
Virgin Media: 932
UPC Ireland: 906
Online: [1]
First air date 1 January 1975
Format News, Music, Sport, Comedy
Audience share 21.4% (December 2012, [2])
Owner BBC,
BBC Northern Ireland
Webcast WMA
Website www.bbc.co.uk/radioulster

BBC Radio Ulster (Irish: BBC Raidió Uladh) is one of two Northern Irish BBC radio stations, the other being BBC Radio Foyle located in the city of Derry. BBC Radio Ulster is located at Broadcasting House in the Ormeau Avenue area of Belfast city centre. It is a division of BBC Northern Ireland.

It is the most popular radio station in Northern Ireland and has a range of programmes including news, talk, features, music and sport. News bulletins are broadcast usually on the hour seven days a week from 6:30 am until midnight.

BBC Radio Ulster was founded in January 1975, replacing what had been an opt-out of BBC Radio 4 (previously the BBC Northern Ireland Home Service).

An opt-out of the station exists in Derry BBC Radio Foyle, carrying alternate programming and news for much of the time between 7:30am and 5:00pm weekdays and a few hours at the weekend. The station is also broadcast on DAB Digital Radio, digital television and on the internet.

Funding[edit]

The total budget for 2009 allocated to the station is £18.4m.[citation needed]

Programmes[edit]

Presenters[edit]

Newsreaders[edit]

Weather Presenters[edit]

Travel news[edit]

Schedule

Monday

  • 6.30am - Good Morning Ulster - With Conor Bradford, Noel Thompson & Karen Patterson
  • 9.00am - Radio Ulster News
  • 9.03am - The Nolan Show - With Stephen Nolan
  • 10.30am - Sean Coyle
  • 12.00pm - Talkback - With William Crawley
  • 1.30pm - Country Afternoon with Hugo Duncan
  • 3.00pm - Radio Ulster News
  • 3.03pm - Kerry McLean
  • 5.00pm - Evening Extra - With Tara Mills
  • 6.30pm - Inside Business - With Wendy Austin
  • 7.00pm - Radio Ulster News
  • 7.03pm - Blas
  • 7.30pm - The Blame Game - With Tim McGarry, Colin Murphy, Jake O'Kane & Neil Delamere
  • 8.00pm - Radio Ulster News
  • 8.03pm - Across the Line - With Rigsy
  • 10.00pm - Radio Ulster News
  • 10.03pm - Today at the Assembly - With Catherine Smyth
  • 10.15pm - The Late Show - With Stuart Baille
  • 11.55pm - Radio Ulster News
  • 12.00am - As BBC Radio 5 Live

Tuesday

  • 6.30am - Good Morning Ulster - With Conor Bradford, Noel Thompson & Karen Patterson
  • 9.00am - Radio Ulster News
  • 9.03am - The Nolan Show - With Stephen Nolan
  • 10.30am - Sean Coyle
  • 12.00pm - Talkback - With William Crawley
  • 1.30pm - Country Afternoon with Hugo Duncan
  • 3.00pm - Radio Ulster News
  • 3.03pm - Kerry McLean
  • 5.00pm - Evening Extra - With Tara Mills
  • 6.30pm - The Arts Show - With Marie Louise Muir
  • 7.00pm - Radio Ulster News
  • 7.03pm - Blas
  • 7.30pm - Strike up the Band - With Joe McKee
  • 8.00pm - Radio Ulster News
  • 8.03pm - The Mickey Bradley Record Collection
  • 10.00pm - Radio Ulster News
  • 10.03pm - Today at the Assembly - With Catherine Smyth
  • 10.15pm - The Late Show - With Cherrie McIlwaine
  • 11.55pm - Radio Ulster News
  • 12.00am - As BBC Radio 5 Live

Wednesday

  • 6.30am - Good Morning Ulster - With Conor Bradford, Noel Thompson & Karen Patterson
  • 9.00am - Radio Ulster News
  • 9.03am - The Nolan Show - With Stephen Nolan
  • 10.30am - Sean Coyle
  • 12.00pm - Talkback - With William Crawley
  • 1.30pm - Country Afternoon with Hugo Duncan
  • 3.00pm - Radio Ulster News
  • 3.03pm - Kerry McLean
  • 5.00pm - Evening Extra - With Seamus McKee
  • 6.30pm - The Arts Show - With Marie Louise Muir
  • 7.00pm - Radio Ulster News
  • 7.03pm - Blas
  • 7.30pm - A Kist O Wurds
  • 8.00pm - Radio Ulster News
  • 8.03pm - Ralph McLean Local Voices
  • 10.00pm - Radio Ulster News
  • 10.03pm - Today at the Assembly - With Catherine Smyth
  • 10.15pm - The Late Show - With Cherrie McIlwaine
  • 11.55pm - Radio Ulster News
  • 12.00am - As BBC Radio 5 Live

Thursday

  • 6.30am - Good Morning Ulster - With Conor Bradford, Noel Thompson & Karen Patterson
  • 9.00am - Radio Ulster News
  • 9.03am - The Nolan Show - With Stephen Nolan
  • 10.30am - Sean Coyle
  • 12.00pm - Talkback - With William Crawley
  • 1.30pm - Country Afternoon with Hugo Duncan
  • 3.00pm - Radio Ulster News
  • 3.03pm - Kerry McLean
  • 5.00pm - Evening Extra - With Seamus McKee
  • 6.30pm - The Arts Show - With Marie Louise Muir
  • 7.00pm - Radio Ulster News
  • 7.03pm - Blas
  • 7.30pm - Stories in Sound
  • 8.00pm - Radio Ulster News
  • 8.03pm - Ralph McLean Rock & Soul
  • 10.00pm - Radio Ulster News
  • 10.03pm - Today at the Assembly - With Catherine Smyth
  • 10.15pm - The Late Show - With Cherrie McIlwaine
  • 11.55pm - Radio Ulster News
  • 12.00am - As BBC Radio 5 Live

Friday

  • 6.30am - Good Morning Ulster - With Conor Bradford, Noel Thompson & Karen Patterson
  • 9.00am - Radio Ulster News
  • 9.03am - The Nolan Show - With Stephen Nolan
  • 10.30am - Sean Coyle
  • 12.00pm - Talkback - With William Crawley
  • 1.30pm - Country Afternoon with Hugo Duncan
  • 3.00pm - Radio Ulster News
  • 3.03pm - Gerry Kelly
  • 5.00pm - Evening Extra - With Seamus McKee
  • 6.05pm - Inside Politics - With Mark Devenport
  • 6.30pm - The Arts Show - With Marie Louise Muir
  • 7.00pm - Radio Ulster News
  • 7.03pm - Blas Ceoil
  • 8.00pm - Radio Ulster News
  • 8.03pm - Ralph McLean Country
  • 10.00pm - Radio Ulster News
  • 10.03pm - Linley Hamilton
  • 11.00pm - Radio Ulster News
  • 11.03pm - Stephen McCauley
  • 11.55pm - Radio Ulster News
  • 12.00am - As BBC Radio 5 Live

Saturday

  • 6.45am - Farm Gate
  • 7.00am - Radio Ulster News
  • 7.03am - Kim Lenaghan
  • 8.00am - Radio Ulster News
  • 8.05am - Your Place and Mine - With Anne Marie McAleese
  • 9.00am - Radio Ulster News
  • 9.03am - Gardeners Corner - With Cherrie McIlwaine
  • 9.45am - On Your Behalf - With Linda McAuley
  • 10.30am - The Blame Game - With Tim McGarry, Colin Murphy, Jake O'Kane & Neil Delamere
  • 11.00am - Radio Ulster News
  • 11.03am - The John Toal Show
  • 12.00pm - Radio Ulster News
  • 12.03pm - Gerry Kelly
  • 1.35pm - Inside Politics - With Mark Devenport
  • 2.00pm - Radio Ulster News
  • 2.03pm - Sportsound - With Michael McNamee & Joel Taggart
  • 6.00pm - Radio Ulster News
  • 6.05pm - Caschlar: A World of Music
  • 8.00pm - Radio Ulster News
  • 8.03pm - Folk Club - With Colum Sands
  • 10.00pm - Radio Ulster News
  • 10.03pm - The Late Show - With Eamon Friel
  • 11.55pm - Radio Ulster News
  • 12.00am - As BBC Radio 5 Live

Sunday Saturday

  • 7.00am - Radio Ulster News
  • 7.03am - Kim Lenaghan
  • 8.30am - Sunday Sequence - With Audrey Carville
  • 10.15am - Morning Service
  • 11.00am - Radio Ulster News
  • 11.03am - Sunday with Brian D'Arcy
  • 12.00pm - Radio Ulster News
  • 12.03pm - Pick of the Week
  • 12.30pm - Stories in Sound
  • 1.00pm - The Sunday News - With Elaine McGee
  • 1.30pm - Inside Business - With Wendy Austin
  • 2.00pm - Radio Ulster News
  • 2.03pm - Lynette Fay
  • 4.00pm - Radio Ulster News
  • 4.03pm - A Kist O Words
  • 4.30pm - Listen to the Band - With Joe McKee
  • 5.00pm - Radio Ulster News
  • 5.03pm - Sounds Sacred - With Noel Battye
  • 6.00pm - Radio Ulster News
  • 6.05pm - Culan
  • 7.00pm - Radio Ulster News
  • 7.03pm - Jazz Club - With Walter Love
  • 8.00pm - Radio Ulster News
  • 8.03pm - Sounds Classical - With John Toal
  • 10.00pm - Radio Ulster News
  • 10.03pm - The Sunday Club - With John Bennett
  • 11.55pm - Radio Ulster News
  • 12.00am - As BBC Radio 5 Live

Programmes[edit]

Sounds Classical is BBC Radio Ulster's flagship programme for classical music, presented by Marie-Louise Muir. It is broadcast from 8pm to 10pm on Sunday evenings. Features include concerts by the Ulster Orchestra and a weekly run-down of the official UK classical chart.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 54°35′38″N 5°55′48″W / 54.594°N 5.930°W / 54.594; -5.930