BBC Radio Gloucestershire

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BBC Radio Gloucestershire
BBC Radio Gloucestershire logo 2020.svg
Broadcast areaGloucestershire
FrequencyDAB, 95 FM, 95.8 FM, 104.7 FM, 1413 MW Freeview channel 735
SloganThe sound of where we live, and all the music you love
FormatLocal news, talk and music
OwnerBBC Local Radio,
BBC West
First air date
3 October 1988
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.

According to RAJAR, the station has a weekly audience of 88,000 listeners and a 9.1% share as of December 2019.[1]


The station broadcasts on DAB, FM, MW, Freeview and online.

The DAB transmitters 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.[2]

The main FM transmitter is at Churchdown Hill near to jct 11 on the M5 which broadcasts on 104.7 FM.[3] The FM output is relayed from the Stroud transmitter on 95 FM and from the Cirencester transmitter on 95.8 FM.[4]

There are two MW transmitters, both on 1413 kHz, at Stow-on-the-Wold and at Berkeley Heath.

Radio Gloucestershire is available in the area on Freeview channel 735.[5] Viewers in Gloucestershire who see BBC Points West, BBC Midlands Today or BBC South Today (Oxford) at 1830 (Mon-Fri) receive the station on channel 735. Freeview rebroadcasts BBC Radio Gloucestershire's FM service.

Radio Gloucestershire can be heard worldwide on UK audio feeds via smartphone apps, and smart speaker devices. Some football commentaries cannot be heard online due to sports rights restrictions. FA Cup football games and European Champions Cup games can only be heard online in the UK. Smart speakers in the UK may not relay UK only commentaries as these devices source audio from non UK based servers.


The majority of the station's programming is produced and broadcast from the Gloucester studios. Local programmes are broadcast from 0600 to 2200 weekdays seven days a week.

The weekday late night programme (2200-0100) for the West of England is broadcast from BBC Radio Gloucestershire.

During the station's downtime, BBC Radio Gloucestershire simulcasts BBC Radio 5 Live overnight.[6]


  1. ^ "RAJAR". RAJAR. Archived from the original on 15 September 2018. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
  2. ^ "Gloucestershire".
  3. ^ "When will BBC Radio Gloucestershire be on DAB?". BBC. Retrieved 11 August 2020.
  4. ^ "Gloucestershire". Muxco. Retrieved 11 August 2020.
  5. ^ "BBC local radio services". Freeview. Retrieved 11 August 2020.
  6. ^ "Radio Gloucestershire Schedule". BBC. Retrieved 11 August 2020.

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