BBC Three Counties Radio
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|Broadcast area||Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire|
|Frequency||90.4FM, 92.1FM, 94.7FM, 95.5FM, 98.0FM, 103.8FM, 104.5FM|
|Slogan||The sound of Beds, Herts and Bucks, and all the music you love|
|Format||Local news, talk and music|
|Owner||BBC Local Radio, BBC East|
First air date
|24 June 1985|
|BBC Radio Bedfordshire (1985–1993)|
|Website||BBC Three Counties Radio|
The newsroom can be called on 01582 636963. The on-air phone-in number is 08081 008800. To text a programme - start your message with '3CR' and send it to 81333.
BBC Radio Bedfordshire (1985–1993)
The station launched as "Radio Bedfordshire" on 24 June 1985, serving the whole of Bedfordshire plus (despite the name) North Bucks and the northern parts of Hertfordshire. Therefore, as well as Bedford, Luton, Dunstable, Milton Keynes, Knebworth, Berkhamsted, Tring, Harpenden, Leighton Buzzard, Aylesbury, Hemel Hempstead, St Albans, Hatfield, Welwyn Garden City, Letchworth Garden City, Stevenage and Hitchin were served by the new station. In 1992 the station became known as "BBC Radio Bedfordshire with Herts and Bucks".
BBC Three Counties Radio (1993–present)
The station changed to its present name on 5 April 1993. The new name was intended to reflect the wider reach across the three counties and to give equal service to all. The editorial area was not, at that point, expanded but enhanced studio facilities and staff were devoted to Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire.
BBC Three Counties Radio broadcasts on DAB Digital radio on the Herts, Beds and Bucks digital radio multiplex, transmitted from Sandy Heath, Aylesbury TE, Epping Green, Hemel Hempstead, Chepping Wycombe, Letchworth, Zouches Farm and Bow Brickhill.
On FM it broadcasts on 90.4FM (Epping Green, near Hertford), 92.1FM (Bedmond, near Hemel Hempstead), 94.7FM (Quainton Hill, near Aylesbury), 95.5FM (Sandy Heath), 98.0FM (High Wycombe), 103.8FM (Zouches Farm, near Luton), 104.5FM (Bow Brickhill, near Milton Keynes).
Local programming is produced and broadcast from the BBC's Dunstable studios from 6am - 10pm on Sundays - Fridays and from 6am - 1am on Saturdays.
Off-peak programming originates from BBC Radio Suffolk, BBC Radio Norfolk and BBC Radio Northampton. The Saturday late show, broadcast across the eastern counties between 10pm and 1pm, originates from Three Counties Radio and is presented by Justin Dealey.
Notable current presenters include:
Notable past presenters
- "RAJAR". RAJAR. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
- Official website
- Media UK – BBC Three Counties Radio
- Bow Brickhill transmitter.
- Epping Green transmitter.
- Hemel Hempstead (Bedmond) transmitter.
- High Wycombe transmitter.
- Lewsey Farm transmitter.
- Kempston transmitter.
- Quainton Hill transmitter.
- Sandy Heath transmitter.
- Zouches Farm transmitter.
- Chepping Wycombe Transmitter