BBC Local Radio

bbcBBC Local Radio is the BBC’s regional radio service for England and the Channel Islands, initially, stations had to be co-funded by the BBC and local authorities. Radio Leicester was the first to launch on 8 November 1967, followed by Sheffield, Merseyside and Nottingham. By the early 1970s, the local authority funding requirement was dropped, and stations spread across the country; many city-based stations later expanded their remit to cover an entire county.

Why are some BBC local stations not on DAB?
The BBC’s local radio stations are broadcast on multiplexes run by commercial operators and licensed by OFCOM. The BBC is allocated capacity for its local radio services on these local multiplexes when they are launched.
The BBC is only able to make a local radio service available on DAB when a local multiplex has been established.

Live Streams
BBC Local Radio is streamed at 320 kbp/s HLS AAC in the UK & 96 kbp/s HLS AAC for overseas listeners.

Station
Licence Area
Frequencies
DAB
Berkshire & North Hampshire
95.4 & 104.1 FM
12D
Bristol & surrounding area
94.9 (Bristol), 104.6 (Bath), 103.6 FM (Weston-super-Mare), 1548 MW
11B
Cambridgeshire
95.7 MHz (Peterborough), 96.0 MHz (Cambridge)
11C
Cornwall
95.2, 96.0, 103.9 FM
11B
Coventry & Warwickshire
94.8 MHz, 103.7, 104.0 FM
12D
Carlisle & Cumbria
95.6 (Sandale), 96.1 (Morecombe Bay), 95.2 (Kendal), 104.1 (Whitehaven), 104.2 (Windermere), 756 MW (Carlisle), 837 MW (Barrow-in-Furness) & 1458 MW (Whitehaven)
No
Derbyshire
104.5 FM, 95.3 FM, 96 FM, 1116 MW
10B
Devonshire
103.4, 94.8FM, 801 MW (North Devon), 95.7 (Plymouth), 95.8FM, 990 MW (Exeter)96.0 (West Devon), 104.3 ( Torbay & South Hams)
11C/12A
Essex
103.5 FM, 95.3 FM, 729 MW, 765 AM, 1530 MW
No
Gloucestershire
95.0, 95.8 FM (Cirencester), 104.7 FM, 1413 MW
2010
Guernsey & Alderney
93.2 (Guernsey), 99.0 (Alderney), 1116 MW
No
Herefordshire & Worcestersh.
104 (Great Malvern) and 94.7 (Herefordshire)
No
E Yorkshire and N Lincs
95.9 FM, 1485 AM
11B
Jersey
88.8 FM, 1026 MW
No
Kent
96.7 (West), 97.6 (Folkest) and 104.2 (East), 774 (Littlebourne), 1602 (Rusthall) MW
11C
Lancashire
95.5 (Blackburn), 103.9 (Horwich), 104.5 (Lancaster), 855 & 1557 MW
12A
West Yorkshire
92.4 (Leeds), 95.3 (Halifax & Wharfedale), 102.7 (Keighley), 103.9 (Bramley), 774 MW
10D
Leicestershire
104.9 FM
11B
Lincolnshire
94.9 MHz, 104.7 (Grantham), 1368 MW
No
Greater London
94.9 FM
12A
Greater Manchester
95.1 FM, 104.6 FM
11C
Merseyside & North Cheshire
95.8 FM & 1485 MW
11B
Newcastle & North East
95.4 (Tyneside), 96.0 (East Northumberland), 103.7, 104.4 , 1458 MW
11C
Norfolk
95.1 FM (E), 95.6 FM (N)104.4 FM (W), 855 kHz AM (E), 873 kHz MW (W)
11B
Northamptonshire
104.2, 103.6 FM
No
Nottinghamshire
95.1, 95.5, 103.8 FM, 1584 MW
12C
Oxfordshire
95.2 FM
No
South Yorks & North Midlands
88.6 , 94.7 (Chesterfield), 104.1 , 1035 MW
11C
Shropshire
96.0, 95.0, 104.1 FM
11B
Hants, Dorset, Isle of Wight
96.1FM & 999 MW (Hampshire & Isle of Wight) & 103.8 FM and 1359 MW (Dorset)
11B
Sommerset
95.5 FM, 1566 MW
No
Ipswitch & Suffolk
95.5 (Ipswich) on 95.5, 95.9 (Aldeburgh), 103.9 (Manningtree) & 104.6 (Great Barton)
No
Surrey
104.0 FM & 104.6 FM (Guildford)
No
Sussex
104.5 FM, 104.8 FM, 95.0–95.3 FM, 1161 AM & 1485 AM YES
Staffordshire & S. Cheshire
94.6, 104.1 FM, 1503 MW
12D
Teesside, Durham & N Yorks.
95.0, 95.8, FM
11B
Beds, Herts and Bucks

90.4FM (Hertford), 92.1 (H Hempstead), 94.7FM (Aylesbury), 95.5 (S Heath), 98.0 (Wycombe), 103.8 (Luton), 104.5 (M. Keynes), 630 AM (Luton), 1161 AM (Bedford)

No
Wiltshire
103.5 (Salisbury), 104.3 (West), 104.9 (East) FM; 1332 MW (Chipp) and 1368 MW (Swindon)
11C/12D
West Midlands & Black Country
95.6 FM
11C
North Yorkshire
95.5, 103.7 (Acklam) 104.3 (Woolmoor), 666 MW (Fulford), 1260 MW (Scarborough)
10B
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