BBC Radio Guernsey

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BBC Radio Guernsey
BBC Radio Guernsey logo
City Guernsey
Broadcast area Bailiwick of Guernsey
Slogan The Voice of the Islands
Frequency 93.2 FM, 1116 AM and 99 FM in Alderney
First air date 16 March 1982
Format Local news, talk and music
Language(s) English
Audience share 23.4% (December 2012, [1])
Owner BBC Local Radio,
BBC South West
Website BBC Radio Guernsey

BBC Radio Guernsey is the BBC Local Radio service for the Channel Island of Guernsey and the other islands in the Bailiwick - Alderney, Sark and Herm. It broadcasts from its studios at Broadcasting House (part of Television House in Bulwer Avenue in St Sampson's, a building shared with ITV Channel Television) on 93.2 MHz FM-VHF and 1116 kHz AM-MW in Guernsey and 99 MHz FM-VHF in Alderney.

BBC Radio Guernsey has grown from a small limited hours radio operation in the early 1980s into a full tri-media broadcaster, providing locally produced radio, online and TV services. Each week the station broadcasts 74 hours of local programmes ranging from news and current affairs to music and conversation. As well as broadcasting on FM and AM, BBC Radio Guernsey is also available via internet at BBC Radio Guernsey Online.

Like other BBC enterprises in Guernsey, funding comes primarily from television licence fees collected in Guernsey itself.[1]

Programming[edit]

Publicity sticker: Learn Dgèrnésiais with the BBC - Guernsey BBC - Your voice in the Islands

The majority of the station's programming is produced and broadcast from St Sampson's, Guernsey. During off-peak hours, BBC Radio Guernsey also carries regional programming for the South West and West regions, produced from sister stations BBC Radio Devon and BBC Radio Bristol. As with all BBC Local Radio stations, it also airs the networked weekday evening shows, originating from BBC Radio Leeds and produced independently by Wire Free Productions.

BBC Guernsey also simulcasts BBC Radio 5 Live overnight and on weekend afternoons, predominantly to carry live Premier League football commentaries from 5 Live Sport.

References and external links[edit]

  1. ^ "TV licences". Guernsey Post. Archived from the original on 12 May 2008. Retrieved 2009-07-02. 

Coordinates: 49°28′44″N 2°31′03″W / 49.4789°N 2.5175°W / 49.4789; -2.5175