BBC Radio Gloucestershire

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BBC Radio Gloucestershire
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City Gloucester
Broadcast area 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
Language(s) English
Owner BBC Local Radio,
BBC West
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 MW in the Cotswolds & Forest of Dean.

Transmitters

The station broadcasts on DAB, FM, MW, Freeview and online.

The DAB transmitters 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.[1]

The main FM transmitter is at Churchdown Hill near to jct 11 on the M5 which broadcasts on 104.7 FM. The FM output is relayed from the Stroud transmitter on 95 FM and from the Cirencester transmitter on 95.8 FM.

There are two MW transmitters, both on 1413 kHz, at Stow-on-the-Wold and at Berkeley Heath.

Radio Gloucestershire is available in the area on Freeview channel 735. Viewers in Gloucestershire who see BBC Points West, BBC Midlands Today or BBC South Today (Oxford) at 1830 (Mon-Fri) receive the station on channel 735. Freeview rebroadcasts BBC Radio Gloucestershire's FM service.

Radio Gloucestershire can be heard worldwide on UK audio feeds via smartphone apps, bbc.co.uk/radiogloucestershire and smart speaker devices. Some football commentaries cannot be heard online due to sports rights restrictions. FA Cup football games and European Champions Cup games can only be heard online in the UK. Smart speakers in the UK may not relay UK only commentaries as these devices source audio from non UK based servers.

Programming

The majority of the station's programming is produced and broadcast from the Gloucester studios. Local programmes are broadcast from 0600 to 2200 weekdays, 0500 to 1800 Saturdays and 0500 to 1300 Sundays.

The weekday late night programme (2200-0100) for the West of England is broadcast from BBC Radio Gloucestershire as is Sunday afternoon and evening output from 1300 which includes some shows produced by BBC South West stations.

The weekday 0500-0600 early breakfast show originates from BBC Radio Bristol and Saturday evening programmes originate from BBC South West stations and BBC Radio Bristol.

The station's local presenters include Mark Cummings (weekday breakfast), Anna King (weekday mornings), Dominic Cotter (weekday lunchtime), Nicky Price (weekday afternoons), Steve Kitchen (weekday drivetime/Saturday breakfast), Jon Smith (weekday evenings), Mark Jones (Saturday early breakfast), Faye Hatcher (Saturday morning), Paul Furley (Saturday sport), Richard Atkins (Sunday breakfast),Kate Clark (Sunday morning) and Pete Wilson.

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

References

  1. ^ "Gloucestershire". muxco.com.

External links

  • BBC Radio Gloucestershire
  • BBC Gloucestershire online news
  • History of local radio in Gloucestershire
  • Berkeley Heath transmitter
  • Bourton-on-the-Water transmitter
  • Churchdown Hill transmitter
  • Cirencester transmitter
  • Stroud transmitter

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