BBC Radio Gloucestershire

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BBC Radio Gloucestershire
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City Gloucester
Broadcast area Gloucestershire
Frequency DAB, 95 FM, 95.8 FM, 104.7 FM, 1413 MW Freeview channel 735
First air date 3 October 1988
Format Local news, talk and music
Language(s) English
Owner BBC Local Radio,
BBC West
Website BBC Radio Gloucestershire

BBC Radio Gloucestershire is the BBC Local Radio service for the English county of Gloucestershire, which started on 3 October 1988. It broadcasts from its studios at Portland Court in London Road, Gloucester on DAB, 95 FM (Stroud), 95.8 FM (Cirencester), 104.7 FM (Gloucester, Cheltenham & Tewkesbury), 1413 AM in the Cotswolds & Forest of Dean.

Transmitters[edit]

The station broadcasts on DAB, FM, AM and Freeview.

The DAB transmitters for the multiplex that serves the Gloucestershire audience are located at Churchdown Hill (for the Severn Vale, including the Cheltenham/Gloucester conurbation), Stockend Wood (for south of Gloucester, parts of Stroud Valleys and shores of River Severn), Icomb Hill, near Bourton-on-the-Water (for the north Cotswolds) and Cirencester (for the south Cotswolds). The station commenced broadcasting on DAB digital radio on 18 October 2013 as part of the Gloucestershire local multiplex.[1]

The main FM transmitter is at Churchdown Hill near to jct 11 on the M5 which broadcasts on 104.7 FM. The FM output is relayed from the Stroud transmitter on 95 FM and from the Cirencester transmitter on 95.8 FM.

There are two MW transmitters, both on 1413 kHz, at Stow-on-the-Wold and at Berkeley Heath. The station's AM output is relayed on Freeview and online.

Radio Gloucestershire is available on Freeview channel 735. Viewers in Gloucestershire who see BBC Points West, BBC Midlands Today or BBC South Today (Oxford) at 1830 (Mon-Fri) receive this audio feed. Freeview rebroadcasts BBC Radio Gloucestershire's FM service.

Programming[edit]

The majority of the station's programming is produced and broadcast from the Gloucester studios. As with all BBC Local Radio stations, it also airs the networked weekday evening show, originating from BBC Radio Leeds and produced independently by Wire Free Productions.

The station also carries off-peak regional programming for the West of England, including early morning and late night shows on weekdays (produced from Bristol and Swindon respectively), Sunday afternoon output produced locally by the station and joint programming with BBC South West stations on Saturday evenings and Sunday nights.

The station's local presenters include Mark Cummings (weekday breakfast), Anna King (weekday mornings), Dominic Cotter (weekday lunchtime), Nicky Price (weekday afternoons) and Steve Kitchen (weekday drivetime).

During the station's downtime, BBC Radio Gloucestershire simulcasts BBC Radio 5 Live overnight.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gloucestershire". muxco.com. 

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