BBC Radio Gloucestershire

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BBC Radio Gloucestershire
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CityGloucester
Broadcast areaGloucestershire
FrequencyDAB, 95 FM, 95.8 FM, 104.7 FM, 1413 MW Freeview channel 735
First air date3 October 1988
FormatLocal news, talk and music
Language(s)English
OwnerBBC Local Radio,
BBC West
WebsiteBBC 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 MW in the Cotswolds & Forest of Dean.

Transmitters[edit]

The station broadcasts on DAB, FM, MW 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. The station's FM output is relayed on Freeview and online.


There are two MW transmitters, both on 1413 kHz, at Stow-on-the-Wold and at Berkeley Heath. 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. Local programmes are broadcast from 0600 to 2200 weekdays, 0500 to 1800 Saturdays and 0500 to 1300 Sundays.

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 is produced by the station and is shared with other stations in the West of England. Saturday and Sunday evening programmes are a mix of shows from BBC South West stations and locally produced programmes.

The station's local presenters include Mark Cummings (weekday breakfast), Anna King (weekday mornings), Dominic Cotter (weekday lunchtime), Nicky Price (weekday afternoons), Steve Kitchen (weekday drivetime/Saturday breakfast), Jon Smith (weekday evenings), Mark Jones (Saturday early breakfast), Faye Hatcher (Saturday morning), Paul Furley (Saturday sport), Richard Atkins (Sunday breakfast),Kate Clark (Sunday morning) and Pete Wilson.

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gloucestershire". muxco.com.

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