BBC Radio Devon
MW: 801 & 990 kHz
Freeview channel 720 (Devon only)
|Slogan||The sound of Devon, and all the music you love|
|Format||Local news, talk and music|
|Owner||BBC Local Radio,|
BBC South West
First air date
|17 January 1983|
|Website||BBC Radio Devon|
BBC Radio Devon started broadcasting on 17 January 1983, replacing the BBC Radio 4 regional breakfast show Morning Sou'West. On the same day, BBC Radio Cornwall started broadcasting, as did BBC Breakfast television.
When broadcasting started, the new studios in Exeter had not yet been finished, so BBC Radio Devon was broadcast from portable cabins for the first few weeks. The Exeter studios were officially opened by Alastair Milne, then BBC Director General, on 30 September 1983.
BBC Radio Devon has reporters based in Exeter, Plymouth, Paignton and Barnstaple, allowing it to cover news stories throughout Devon. The Plymouth newsroom is shared with the BBC's regional TV news programme Spotlight and also provides online news services. The station has won several Sony Awards for its programming.
Radio Devon is broadcast on the following frequencies from BBC Broadcasting House in Plymouth and Pynes Hill in Exeter (transmitter location in brackets):
- AM (MW):
Local programming is produced and broadcast from the BBC's Plymouth studios from 6am - 1am on Sundays - Fridays and from 6am - 2am on Saturdays.
Notable current presenters include:
- Toby Buckland (Sunday daytime)