BBC Radio Sheffield

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BBC Radio Sheffield
BBC Radio Sheffield.png
City of license Sheffield
Broadcast area South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire
Slogan Be part of it!
Frequency FM: 88.6 MHz, 94.7 MHz, 104.1 MHz
MW: 1035 kHz
DAB: 11C
First air date 15 November 1967
Format Local news, talk and music
Language(s) English
Audience share 20% (July 2014, [1])
Owner BBC Local Radio,
BBC Yorkshire,
BBC North West,
BBC East Midlands
Website BBC Radio Sheffield

BBC Radio Sheffield is the BBC Local Radio service for English metropolitan county of South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire. This includes the city of Sheffield, plus Rotherham, Doncaster, Barnsley, Chesterfield and surrounding areas. It was the second BBC local radio station,[1] beginning on 15 November 1967 broadcasting from a large Victorian house in Westbourne Road in the Broomhill area of the city. It now broadcasts from a new studio complex at 54 Shoreham Street in Sheffield city centre, on 88.6 (Crosspool, Sheffield), 94.7 (Chesterfield), 104.1 FM, 1035 AM and DAB. It is also available through live streaming on the internet.

According to RAJAR, as of November 2014 BBC Radio Sheffield has 276,000 listeners, which represents 21.2% % of the reach.[2]


The strongest 104.1FM signal is broadcast at 2,500 ft from the Holme Moss transmitter in West Yorkshire, near the border with Derbyshire, enabling the signal to be clearly heard over much of Derbyshire and north Nottinghamshire in the Worksop area. The Crosspool transmitter on Tapton Hill also has Hallam FM on 97.4FM, Capital Yorkshire on 105.6FM and Real Radio on 107.7FM. The Chesterfield transmitter also has Peak FM on 107.4FM. The Chesterfield signal can be heard as far south on the M1 as Copt Oak. The Broadfield Road transmitter in Sheffield is between the A621 and the A61 behind Heeley swimming pool. DAB radio signals have come from the Bauer South Yorkshire 11C multiplex from the transmitters at Clifton (next to the M18 east of Rotherham) and Tapton Hill (Sheffield) since November 2000. Bauer own Hallam FM.


In March 1982, the station was joined by Roger and Richard, on a work placement scheme with the Archive staff, to begin cataloging its early material, by archiving it on audio cassette accompanied by a brief summary of its contents. The first item to reach the archive were news reports of the Steel Strike of 1980. (This followed a successful scheme by Radio Carlisle which, first of all, covered the Windscale nuclear accident of October 1957.) The cassettes and listings, which include a full range of news stories and local music, are held at the South Yorkshire Archive in Sheffield. When the personnel were changed after a year, Roger and Richard were replaced by Sarah Major, who broadcasts on the station on Sunday mornings.


The majority of the station's programming is produced and broadcast from Sheffield. During off-peak hours, BBC Radio Sheffield also carries regional programming for Yorkshire and the North Midlands from sister station BBC Radio Leeds, which also originates the networked evening shows for BBC Local Radio on weekday evenings (produced independently by Wire Free Productions).

The station's local presenters include Toby Foster, Rony Robinson, Paulette Edwards and Howard Pressman.

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

Past presenters[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Radio Sheffield's 40th Birthday. BBC South Yorkshire.
  2. ^ Quarterly Listening. RAJAR.

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Coordinates: 53°22′33″N 1°28′00″W / 53.3759°N 1.4668°W / 53.3759; -1.4668