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BBC Radio Suffolk is the BBC Local Radio service for the English county of Suffolk, commencing broadcasts on 12 April 1990. Its studios are at Broadcasting House in St Matthews Street, Ipswich on 95.5 (Oulton, near Lowestoft), 95.9 (Aldeburgh), 103.9 (Manningtree) and 104.6 (Great Barton, four miles north-east of Bury St Edmunds near the B1106 and Conyers Green) FM. In 2004, Radio Suffolk was named Station of the Year in the Sony Radio Academy Awards.

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Transmitters[edit]Edit

The Manningtree frequency is the strongest. The 470ft antenna mast transmitter is just south of Manningtree, in Essex, and is also one of the BBC Essex MW transmitters. However, the BBC Radio Suffolk broadcasts are directional. It also has Absolute Radio on 1233kHz, BBC national FM, BBC National DABand Digital One. The Great Barton transmitter also has Heart FM East Anglia on 96.4FM. The Oulton transmitter also has The Beach on 103.4FM and Digital One (since 16 December 2005). The 95.9FM frequency, from the Aldeburgh mast, is only recent and had to be approved by the Netherlands government in case of interference in theNetherlands. The mast also has TV channels. There is no MW frequency or DAB signal. A mast at Sudbury (near Assington), which is the main TV transmitter for South Suffolk, has the NOW Digital Essex 12D multiplex, which has BBC Essex, even though the mast is in Suffolk. (However the broadcasts are directional). The mast at Oulton/Lowestoft, and one near the Suffolk border at Thetford have the NOW Digital Norfolk 11B multiplex, which has Radio Norfolk.

Programming[edit]Edit

Weekdays[edit]Edit

Time Main presenter(s)/programme Location
0100 – 0400 BBC Radio 5 LiveUp All Night Salford
0400 – 0600 Wally Webb Norwich
0600 – 0900 Etholle George Ipswich
0900 – 1230 Mark Murphy
1230 – 1600 Lesley Dolphin
1600 – 1900 Stephen Foster
1900 – 2200 Mark Forrest Leeds
2200 – 0100 Nick Risby Ipswich

Friday variations[edit]Edit

Time Main presenter(s)/programme Location
1600 – 1800 Stephen Foster Ipswich
1800 – 1900 BBC Radio Suffolk Sport'

Saturday[edit]Edit

Time Main presenter(s)/programme Location
0100 – 0500 BBC Radio 5 LiveUp All Night Salford
0500 – 0600 BBC Radio 5 LiveMorning Reports
0600 – 0900 Rachel Sloane Ipswich
0900 – 1200 James Hazell
1200 – 1400 Life's a Pitch: Mark Murphy
1400 – 1800 Matchday: Full match commentary on Ipswich Town FC
1800 – 2000 Bernie Keith Northampton
2000 - 2100 BBC Introducing Suffolk Ipswich
2100 – 2300 Richard Spendlove Cambridge
2300 – 0100 The Late Paul Barnes with rhythm and rhubarb Norwich

Sunday[edit]Edit

Time Main presenter(s)/programme Location
0100 – 0500 BBC Radio 5 LiveUp All Night Salford
0500 – 0600 BBC Radio 5 LiveMorning Reports
0600 – 0900 Rachel Sloane Ipswich
0900 – 1200 James Hazell
1200 – 1400 Georgina Wroe
1400 – 1600 Steve Cherelle Country Show Chelmsford
1600 – 1800 John Leech Soul Show Chelmsford
1800 – 2000 Bridget Metcalfe Chelmsford
2000 – 2200 Sue Marchant Cambridge
2200 – 0100 Keith Skues Norwich

Output producers[edit]Edit

  • Kate Arkell (News Editor)
  • Sally Burch
  • Luke Deal (Deals On Wheels) Roving Reporter
  • Cleah Hetherington
  • Jon Wright
  • Alison Acton
  • Alison Root
  • Linda Walker
  • Philippa Taylor
  • Guy Campbell
  • Brenner Woolley (Sport)
  • Graeme McLoughlin (Sport)

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