BBC Radio Sheffield

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BBC Radio Sheffield
BBC Radio Sheffield.png
City Sheffield
Broadcast area South Yorkshire, north-east Derbyshire and north Nottinghamshire
Slogan Be part of it!
Frequency FM: 88.6 MHz, 94.7 MHz, 104.1 MHz
MW: 1035 kHz
DAB: 11C
DTR: 734 (Freeview)
First air date 15 November 1967
Format Local news, talk and music
Language(s) English
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, 94.7, 104.1 FM, 1035 AM, DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting) and DTR (Digital Television Radio). It is also available through live streaming on the internet.

According to RAJAR, the station has a weekly audience of 260,000 listeners and a 7.9% share as of December 2018.[2]


The 104.1FM signal is broadcast at 2,500 ft from the Holme Moss transmitter[3] in West Yorkshire, near the border with Derbyshire, enabling the signal to be clearly heard in Barnsley, North Rotherham, Doncaster and parts of Nottinghamshire.

The 88.6FM signal is broadcast from the Crosspool transmitter[4] on Tapton Hill to serve Sheffield and parts of Rotherham. It also broadcasts DAB[5] on 11C multiplex for Sheffield and surrounding areas and it broadcasts DTR[6] for South Yorkshire and surrounding areas for freeview TV channel 734 on UHF 27-522 MHz the BBCA multiplex.

The 94.7FM signal is broadcast from the Chesterfield transmitter[7] and serves Derbyshire, parts of Nottinghamshire and the East of South Yorkshire. The Chesterfield signal can be heard as far south on the M1 as Copt Oak. It broadcasts DAB[8] on 11C multiplex (same as Crosspool transmitter) for the Chesterfield and North Derbyshire area. It also broadcasts DTR[9] for Chesterfield for freeview TV channel 734 on UHF 26-514 MHz on the BBCA multiplex.

The 1035AM signal is broadcast from the Broadfield Road transmitter[10] in Sheffield (behind Heeley swimming baths) and serves South Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and parts of Lincolnshire and West Yorkshire.

BBC Radio Sheffield buildings in Sheffield

A DAB signal is broadcast from the Clifton transmitter[11] (next to the M18 east of Rotherham) to serve Rotherham, Doncaster, Worksop and surrounding areas. Another DAB signal is broadcast from Ardsley transmitter[12] East of Barnsley to serve Barnsley, Dearne Valley and parts of West Yorkshire. Plus, its DAB signals are also broadcast from the Clarborough transmitter near Retford to cover parts of North Nottinghamshire and strengthen signals from the Clifton transmitter. The three transmitters use the Bauer South Yorkshire 11C multiplex (Same as Crosspool and Chesterfield transmitters).

The Emley Moor transmitter[13] broadcasts DTR for freeview TV channel 734 for Yorkshire, Derbyshire and parts of Lincolnshire on UHF 47-682 MHz the BBCA multiplex. Other local TV transmitters such as Crosspool relay their signal from Emley Moor.

While the FM, DAB and Freeview transmissions of BBC Radio Sheffield officially cover North Nottinghamshire, including the district of Bassetlaw which includes the towns of Retford and Worksop, editorially, news output is covered by BBC Radio Nottingham via its radio and Internet news and social media channels, despite the area being officially outside the coverage area of BBC Radio Nottingham's FM, DAB and Freeview signals.


The majority of the station's programming is produced and broadcast from Sheffield. During off-peak hours, BBC Radio Sheffield carries regional programming for Yorkshire and the North Midlands from sister station BBC Radio Leeds. During the station's downtime, BBC Radio Sheffield simulcasts BBC Radio 5 Live.


In March 1982, archiving began of the station's early material, by cataloging and adding it to audio cassette. The first items archived were news reports of the steel strike of 1980. The cassettes and listings, which include news stories and local music, are held at the South Yorkshire Archive in Sheffield.[citation needed] This archiving followed a scheme by Radio Carlisle which covered the October 1957 Windscale nuclear accident.[citation needed]

Notable presenters

Notable current presenters

Notable past presenters

See also


  1. ^ Radio Sheffield's 40th Birthday. BBC South Yorkshire.
  2. ^ "RAJAR". RAJAR. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
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External links

  • BBC Radio Sheffield website
  • Praise or Grumble History

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

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