BBC Radio 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|
|Audience share||7.8% (September 2014, )|
|Owner||BBC Local Radio,
|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.
The station broadcasts on DAB, FM and AM.
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.
The main FM transmitter is at Churchdown Hill near to jct 11 on the M5 which broadcasts on 104.7 FM. The Stroud mast relays this signal on 95 FM. The Cirencester transmitter has a separate line feed from the studios and broadcasts on 95.8 FM.
The majority of the station's programming is produced and broadcast from the Gloucester studios. During off-peak hours, BBC Radio Gloucestershire also carries regional programming for the West and the South West, including its own output on Sundays. 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.
The station's presenters include Mark Cummings, Dan Chisholm, Anna King, Dominic Cotter and Steve Kitchen.
During the station's downtime, BBC Radio Gloucestershire simulcasts BBC Radio 5 Live overnight.
- Local presenters
- Johnny Coppin
- Vernon Harwood
- Network presenters
- Philip Hunt
- Graham Torrington
- BBC Radio Gloucestershire
- BBC Radio Gloucestershire schedule
- BBC Radio Gloucestershire Twitter feed
- BBC Gloucestershire online news
- History of local radio in Gloucestershire.
- MDS975's Transmitter Coverage.
- Berkeley Heath transmitter.
- Bourton-on-the-Water transmitter.
- Churchdown Hill transmitter.
- Cirencester transmitter.
- Stroud transmitter.