BBC Radio ShropshireEditFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
|City of license||Shrewsbury|
|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|
|Audience share||12.8% (March 2011, )|
|Owner||BBC Local Radio,|
|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 andDAB (digital radio). The radio service also has secondary broadcast premises in Telford.
- 2 Programming
- 3 Presenters
- 4 Networked and simulcast programmes
- 5 External links
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 westernStaffordshire, 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. 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 11Bmultiplex. This also has BBC WM and comes from the Wrekin and Turners Hill (near Rowley Regis).
Colin Young started with the station in 1984, with his first broadcast on 5 January 1985, and is the longest serving member of the station. In March 2013 he broadcast his lunchtime programme from a narrowboat on the Llangollen Canal in north Shropshire for a week.
Other Radio Shropshire presenters are Eric Smith, Clare Ashford, Jim Hawkins, Adam Green, Vicki Archer and Ryan Kennedy.
A number of evening and networked programmes, including the weekday Late Night Graham Torrington (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.