BBC Radio Shropshire

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Coordinates: 52°43′47″N 2°44′36″W / 52.729758°N 2.743418°W / 52.729758; -2.743418

BBC Radio Shropshire
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City of license Shrewsbury
Broadcast area Shropshire
Frequency RDS: BBC Shrp, 96 MHz, 90 MHz, 95 MHz, 104.1 MHz, DAB
First air date 23 April 1985
Format Local news, talk and music
Language(s) English
Audience share 14.5% (September 2014, [1])
Owner BBC Local Radio,
BBC Midlands
Website BBC Radio Shropshire

BBC Radio Shropshire is the BBC Local Radio service for the English county of Shropshire. Launched on 23 April 1985 it broadcasts from its studios in Shrewsbury on 96 (for central and north Shropshire), 90 (Church Stretton), 95 (in Ludlow), 104.1 (in Clun) FM and DAB (digital radio). The radio service also has secondary broadcast premises in Telford.


The 96FM signal from The Wrekin is the strongest, and can be heard from outside the county, especially along the M5 and M6 near Birmingham, as well as into western Staffordshire, southern Cheshire and Wrexham.

The other transmitters (on Black Hill near Clun, on Hazler Hill near Church Stretton, and in Mortimer Forest near Ludlow) have a much weaker signal only heard up to about 6 miles (9.7 km) away at most.[citation needed] These three transmitters are for broadcasting to the south of the county, which has a hilly terrain that reduces the effectiveness of FM transmissions.

The Wrekin transmitter also broadcasts the commercial station Free Radio on 103.1FM, Digital One, the MXR West Midlands 12A multiplex and BBC National DAB. The transmitters also have television, and Ludlow has national radio frequencies. DAB signals started on 31 January 2001 from the NOW Digital Wolverhampton, Shrewsbury and Telford 11B multiplex. This also has BBC WM and comes from the Wrekin and Turners Hill (near Rowley Regis).

Notable presenters[edit]

Local presenters
  • Jim Hawkins, Colin Young, Eric Smith, Adam Green, Vicki Archer, Clare Ashford, Ryan Kennedy, John Hellings,
Networked presenters

Former presenters[edit]

  • Sybil Ruscoe Diane Kemp, Mike Naylor, Sheila McLennon, Graham Hughes, Tim Smith, Matthew Carr

Networked and simulcast programmes[edit]

A number of evening and networked programmes, including the Graham Torrington show on Sunday - Thursday nights, (broadcast from Birmingham) are simulcast with counterpart BBC Local Radio stations in the Midlands. After closedown, Radio 5 Live programming is simulcast - namely Up All Night, Morning Reports and Wake Up To Money on weekday mornings.

The Mark Forrest show on weekday evenings is simulcast on all BBC Local Radio stations from BBC Radio Leeds.

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