BBC Radio Gloucestershire

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BBC Radio Gloucestershire
Broadcast areaGloucestershire
FrequencyFM: 95.0 MHz (Stroud)
FM: 95.8 MHz (Cirencester)
FM: 104.7 MHz (Gloucester, Cheltenham and Tewkesbury)
AM: 1413 kHz (Forest of Dean and Stroud District)
DAB: 10C
Freeview: 735
FormatLocal news, talk and music
OwnerBBC Local Radio,
BBC West,
BBC West Midlands
First air date
3 October 1988
Former frequencies
1413 MW (north Cotswolds)
Technical information
Licensing authority
WebsiteBBC Radio Gloucestershire

BBC Radio Gloucestershire is the BBC's local radio station serving the county of Gloucestershire.

It broadcasts on FM, DAB, AM, digital TV and via BBC Sounds from studios at Portland Court in Gloucester.

According to RAJAR, the station has a weekly audience of 61,000 listeners and a 5.8% share as of September 2023.[1]


The main FM transmitter is at Churchdown Hill near to jct 11 on the M5 which broadcasts on 104.7 FM to Gloucester, Cheltenham and Tewkesbury. The FM output is relayed from the Stroud transmitter on 95 FM and from the Cirencester transmitter on 95.8 FM.

The station commenced broadcasting on DAB digital radio on 18 October 2013 as part of the Gloucestershire local multiplex.[2] The DAB transmitters are located at Churchdown Hill (for the Severn Vale, including the Cheltenham / Gloucester conurbation), Stockend Wood (for south of Gloucester, parts of Stroud Valleys and shores of the River Severn), Icomb Hill, near Bourton-on-the-Water (for the north Cotswolds) and Cirencester (for the south Cotswolds).

The AM transmitter is at Berkeley Heath and broadcasts on 1413 kHz to the Forest of Dean, Dursley and Stroud valleys. AM transmissions from Stow-on-the-Wold to the north Cotswolds ceased on 7 June 2021.

The station is also available on Freeview TV channel 735 in the BBC West, BBC West Midlands and BBC South regions.[3] Audio heard on Freeview is the same as FM output.

The station is available to stream online around the world via BBC Sounds. Audio heard on BBC Sounds is the same as FM output. Most football commentaries cannot be heard online due to rights restrictions, but FA Cup football games can be heard online in the UK. Most Gloucester Rugby games can be heard worldwide with the exception of European Champions Cup games which can only be heard in the UK.


Local programming is produced and broadcast from the BBC's Gloucester studios from 6 am to 2 pm on Mondays to Fridays. The afternoon programme is shared with BBC Radio Wiltshire and the weekday evening shows (6 pm to 10 pm) are all broadcast across the BBC West area with the exception of sport programmes. Manny Masih's Monday evening programme originates in Gloucester.

Weekend programmes from 6am to 2pm are shared regionally across the BBC West area. The breakfast show is presented from Gloucester. The Saturday afternoon sport programme (2pm to 6pm) broadcasts only to Gloucestershire and splits frequencies when multiple commentaries are broadcast. The Sunday afternoon programme (2pm to 6pm) is currently shared with BBC Radio Wiltshire although the BBC intends to make this a national programme in the autumn of 2024.[4]

The weekend 1800 to 2200 programmes on a Saturday[5] are both broadcast across the BBC West area with the Sunday evening programme in that time slot being a national programme from London.[6]

The late show, airing from 10 pm to 1 am, is a national programme originating in either Manchester or London.[7]

BBC Radio Gloucestershire simulcasts overnight programming from BBC Radio 5 Live from 1am to 5am. An England wide programme from BBC Radio London is currently broadcast from 5am to 6am.


  1. ^ "RAJAR". RAJAR. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
  2. ^ "Gloucestershire".
  3. ^ "BBC local radio services". Freeview. Retrieved 11 August 2020.
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  6. ^ "Dotun Adebayo to host new show across BBC local radio network". Radio Today. 20 October 2023. Retrieved 20 October 2023.
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