BBC Radio Ulster
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|Broadcast area||Northern Ireland|
|Frequency||FM: 92–95 MHz|
MW: 1341 kHz and 873 kHz
Freeview: 719 (NI only)
Sky (UK only): 0118
Virgin Media: 932
Virgin Media Ireland: 906
|First air date||1 January 1975|
|Format||News, Music, Sport, Comedy|
BBC Northern Ireland
BBC Radio Ulster (Irish: BBC Raidió Uladh) is one of two Northern Ireland BBC radio stations, the other being BBC Radio Foyle located in the city of Derry. BBC Radio Ulster broadcasts from Broadcasting House on Ormeau Avenue in Belfast city centre. It is a division of BBC Northern Ireland.
It is the most widely listened to, and award-winning radio station in Northern Ireland with a wide range of programmes including news, talk, features, music and sport. News bulletins are broadcast usually on the hour seven days a week from 6:30 am until midnight.
BBC Radio Ulster was established in January 1975, replacing what had been an opt-out of BBC Radio 4 (previously the BBC Northern Ireland Home Service) and as a result of the BBC's widely regarded under-reporting of the UWC Strike in May 1974.
An opt-out of the station exists in Derry BBC Radio Foyle, carrying alternative programming and news for much of the time between 7:30am and 5:00pm weekdays and a few hours at the weekend. The station is also broadcast on DAB Digital Radio, digital television and on the internet. During the station's downtime, BBC Radio Ulster simulcasts BBC Radio 5 Live programming (weekdays from 12:00am-6:30am, Saturdays from 12:00am-6:45am and Sundays from 12:00am-7:00am).
The total budget for 2009 allocated to the station is £18.4m.