BBC Radio SheffieldEdit

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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, 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 (Crosspool, Sheffield), 94.7 (Chesterfield), 104.1 FM, 1035 AM and DAB. It is also available through live streaming on the internet.

In November 2010 BBC Radio Sheffield was named Station of the Year at the BBC local radio station Gillard awards.

According to RAJAR, as of July 2014 BBC Radio Sheffield has a remarkable 254,000 listeners, which represents 20% of the reach, meaning 1 in 5 persons in Sheffield listens to the radio station.[1]


  [hide*1 Transmitters


The strongest 104.1FM signal is broadcast at 2,500 ft from the Holme Moss transmitter (actually in West Yorkshire, on the border with Derbyshire), enabling the signal to be clearly heard over much of Derbyshire and north Nottinghamshire in the Worksop area. The Crosspool transmitter on Tapton Hill also has Hallam FM on 97.4FM, Capital Yorkshire on 105.6FM and Real Radio on 107.7FM. The Chesterfield transmitter also has Peak FM on 107.4FM. The Chesterfield signal can be heard as far south on the M1 as Copt Oak. The Broadfield Road transmitter in Sheffield is between the A621 and the A61 behind Heeley swimming pool. DAB radio signals have come from the Bauer South Yorkshire 11C multiplex from the transmitters at Clifton (next to the M18 east of Rotherham) and Tapton Hill (Sheffield) since November 2000. Bauer own Hallam FM.


In March 1982 the station was joined by two people, on work placement scheme (Roger and Richard) together with Archive staff, to begin work on a programme of cataloging its early material, copying onto cassette and listed with brief details. The first item to reach the archive were news reports of the Steel Strike of 1980. (This followed a successful scheme by Radio Carlisle which, first of all, covered the Windscale nuclear accident of October 1957.) The cassettes and listings, which include a full range of news stories and local music, are held at the South Yorkshire Archive in Sheffield. When the personnel were changed after 12 months Roger and Richard were replaced by Sarah Major, who broadcasts on the station on Sunday mornings.



Time Main presenter(s)/programme Location
0100 – 0500 BBC Radio 5 LiveUp All Night Salford
0500 – 0700 Steve Bailey Sheffield
0700 – 1000 Toby Foster at Breakfast
1000 – 1300 Rony Robinson
1300 – 1600 Paulette Edwards
1600 – 1800 Howard Pressman
1800 – 1900 Football Heaven
1900 – 2200 Mark Forrest Leeds
2200 – 0100 Russell Walker/Phil Butler


Time Main presenter(s)/programme Location
0100 – 0500 BBC Radio 5 LiveUp All Night Salford
0500 – 0600 BBC Radio 5 LiveMorning Reports
0600 – 0700 Katherine Cowan Sheffield
0700 – 1000 Vic McGlynn
1000 – 1300 Paulette Edwards
1300 – 1400 Bernie Clifton Live-ish
1400 – 1700 Football Heaven
1700 – 1830 Praise or Grumble
1830 – 2000 Northern Soul with John Kane Leeds
2000 – 2200 BBC Introducing Sheffield
2200 – 0100 Diana Luke


Time Main presenter(s)/programme Location
0100 – 0500 BBC Radio 5 LiveUp All Night Salford
0500 – 0600 BBC Radio 5 LiveMorning Reports
0600 – 0700 Sarah Major Sheffield
0700 – 0900 Andy Crane
0900 – 1000 In The Garden: Neil Grant & Andy Crane
1000 – 1300 Clueless!
1300 – 1400 The Paul Hudson Weather Show
1400 – 1600 Jimmy Carol
1600 – 1800 Gerry Kersey
1800 – 2100 Eastern Air: Waheed Akhtar
2100 – 0100 Diana Luke [with Aap Ki Saap on AM frequency 2100-2300]

News and Sport staff[edit]Edit

Managing Editor Martyn Weston Assistant Editor Mike Woodcock News Editor Gina Bolton

Broadcast Journalists Everard Davy Katie Galbraith Kate Linderholm Wendy Middleton Natalie Clifford Dan Green Nick Wilson Katherine Cowan

Specialist Reporters Jenny Eells (Sheffield) Mick Lunney (Barnsley) Alice Griffin (Doncaster) Andy Kershaw (Chesterfield and Rotherham) James Vincent (Political reporter)

Sport Paul Walker Rob Staton Andy Giddings

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