BBC Radio ShropshireEdit

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Coordinates52.729758°N 2.743418°W

BBC Radio Shropshire
City of license Shrewsbury
Broadcast area Shropshire
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
Language(s) English
Audience share 12.8% (March 2011, [1])
Owner BBC Local Radio,

BBC Midlands

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 ClunFM andDAB (digital radio). The radio service also has secondary broadcast premises in Telford.


  [hide*1 Transmitters


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.[citation needed] 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).



Time Main presenter(s)/programme Location
0100 – 0500 BBC Radio 5 LiveUp All Night Salford
0500 – 0515 BBC Radio 5 LiveMorning Reports
0515 – 0600 BBC Radio 5 LiveWake Up to Money
0600 – 0900 Eric Smith & Clare Ashford Shrewsbury
0900 – 1200 Jim Hawkins In The Morning
1200 – 1500 Colin Young's Lunchbox
1500 – 1900 Adam Green & Vicki Archer
1900 – 2200 Mark Forrest Leeds
2200 – 0100 Graham Torrington Birmingham

Friday Variation[edit]Edit

Day Time Main presenter/programme Location
Friday 2200 – 0100 Colin Young's Trunk of Funk Shrewsbury


Time Main presenter(s)/programme Location
0100 – 0500 BBC Radio 5 LiveUp All Night Salford
0500 – 0600 BBC Radio 5 LiveMorning Reports
0600 – 1000 Shropshire Breakfast Eric Smith Shrewsbury
1000 – 1400 Ryan Kennedy
1400 – 1700 Sport on BBC Shropshire
1700 – 1800 The Verdict Adam Green
1800 – 2000 Marie Crichton's Country Show
2000 – 2200 BBC Introducing In Shropshire Josh Withey & Rob Fanner
2200 – 0100 The Late Show Keith Middleton


Time Main presenter(s)/programme Location
0100 – 0500 BBC Radio 5 LiveUp All Night Salford
0500 – 0530 BBC Radio 5 LiveMorning Reports
0530 – 0600 BBC Radio 5 LiveNon-League Football Show
0600 – 0900 Sunday BreakfastMike George Shrewsbury
0900 – 1300 Ryan Kennedy (Treasure Quest 9-12 & Gardening Questions 12-1)
1300 – 1500 Paul Shuttleworth
1500 – 1800 Mike Wyer Worcester
1800 – 2000 Sunday Folk Genevieve Tudor Shrewsbury
2000 – 2200 Jazz John Hellings Worcester
2200 – 0100 Graham Torrington Birmingham


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.

Past Presenters[edit]Edit

  • John Darvall (weekday drivetime)
  • Matthew Carr (weekend mornings)
  • Krissi Carpenter (Sunday Best)
  • Sybil Ruscoe

Networked and simulcast programmes[edit]Edit

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 NightMorning Reports and Wake Up To Money on weekday mornings.

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