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 Conor Bradford
  • 6.30pm - Inside Business - With Wendy Austin
  • 7.00pm - Radio Ulster News
  • 7.03pm - Blas
  • 7.30pm - Comedy (For Example: The Blame Game, Number 2s, A Perforated Ulster & William Caulfield Workers Party)
  • 8.00pm - Radio Ulster News
  • 8.03pm - Across the Line - With Rigsy & Stuart Baille
  • 10.00pm - Radio Ulster News
  • 10.03pm - Today at the Assembly - With Catherine Smyth
  • 10.15pm - The Vinny Hurrel Show
  • 11.00pm - The Late Show - With Cherrie McIlwaine
  • 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 Conor Bradford
  • 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 - New Voices
  • 10.03pm - 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 - Soundscapes with Stephen McAuley
  • 11.03pm - 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 - Songbook with Eamon Friel
  • 11.00pm - 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 - Jazz World With Linley Hamilton
  • 11.00pm - Radio Ulster News
  • 11.03pm - The Late Show - With Cherrie McIlwaine
  • 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 - Comedy (For Example: The Blame Game, Number 2s, A Perforated Ulster & William Caulfield Workers Party)
  • 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 & Commentary by Joel Taggart
  • 6.00pm - Radio Ulster News
  • 6.05pm - The Lynette Fay Show
  • 8.00pm - Radio Ulster News
  • 8.03pm - Caschlar: A World of Music
  • 10.00pm - Radio Ulster News
  • 10.03pm - The Saturday Club with John Bennett
  • 11.55pm - Radio Ulster News
  • 12.00am - As BBC Radio 5 Live

Sunday

  • 7.00am - Radio Ulster News
  • 7.03am - Kim Lenaghan
  • 8.30am - Sunday Sequence - With Roisin McAuley
  • 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 - BBC Radio Ulster School Choir of the Year
  • 3.03pm - Classical Connections with John Toal
  • 5.00pm - Radio Ulster News
  • 5.03pm - Sounds Sacred - With Noel Battye
  • 6.00pm - Radio Ulster News
  • 6.05pm - A Kist O Words
  • 6.30pm - Pipes and Drums
  • 7.00pm - Radio Ulster News
  • 7.03pm - Folk Club - With Colum Sands
  • 9.03pm - Jazz Club - With Walter Love
  • 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

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "BBC Radio Ulster Schedule". BBC Radio Ulster. BBC. Retrieved 12/3/15.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

External links[edit]

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